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Staff Changes at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms

May 30th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Leadership at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms has changed with the retirement of previous managers. Agricultural specialists Logan Wallace and Brad Evans will co-...

Iowa Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

May 29th, 2018
BOONE — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrient loss from both point sources (such as municipal and industrial wastewater...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Seeks Nominations for Spencer Award

May 9th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University is seeking nominations by June 16 for its annual Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. “You may apply for the...

Iowa State University Researchers to Study Monarch Butterfly Ecology to Support National Conservation Efforts

May 3rd, 2018
Monarch on a milkweed
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists will advance the understanding of monarch butterfly ecology through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

$5 Million Gift from Land O’Lakes Foundation to Support Students, Faculty and Facilities at Iowa State University

May 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Land O’Lakes Foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Iowa State University that will improve the quality of an Iowa State...

Federal Investment in Agricultural Research Essential: Iowa State University Part of Effort Telling Stories of Discovery

April 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched today in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with 15 other public and private universities. The initiative,...

Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are...

Iowa State University Report Shows Future Promise for Cedar Rapids’ Processing Industries

March 29th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging...

A Message from Interim Endowed Dean Joe Colletti

March 19th, 2018
At our CALS Spring Convocation on March 8, nearly 150 people gathered to celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. We presented more than 20 awards to 40 recipients. It’s our people who make the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...

New Fungus Species Named in Honor of Iowa State University Scientists

March 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An investigation into a bur oak blight in central Iowa has resulted in three Iowa State University scientists being immortalized through scientific names for the previously unknown disease-causing fungi. Thomas Harrington, a...

Iowa State University Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pollinator Health

March 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant will fund a study including Iowa State University to examine possible impacts on pollinators from strips of prairie planted in crop fields. Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the...

Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for...

Iowa State University Research Finds Wind Farms Positively Impact Crops

March 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive said Gene Takle,...

Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers,...

Iowa State University Economists Outline Benefits of Reducing Nitrates

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through...

Summary Unveiled on 2017 Egg Research

February 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released its first year-in-review research report featuring 22 new, ongoing or completed research projects. The report provides brief...

Search Launched for Next Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has launched the search for the Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station...

Iowa State University Researchers Look for Avian Influenza in Small Birds and Rodents

January 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University research found no evidence that small wild birds and rodents were possible sources of the avian influenza virus that decimated Iowa poultry flocks in 2015. Jim Adelman, an assistant professor in...

Iowa State University Updates Game That Helps Students Learn Land-use Concepts

December 18th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Students learning to balance agricultural production with environmental impacts have a new resource developed by Iowa State University. An online, educational game called People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration, also known as...

Iowa State University Animal Science Researcher Honored for Genetic Discoveries

December 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal geneticist was honored today for discoveries in swine genetics that have saved pork producers and processors money and increased meat quality for consumers. Max Rothschild, a C.F. Curtiss...

Iowa State University Agronomist Receives New Innovator Award from Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

December 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced...

Interim Senior Associate Dean Named for Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

November 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Ruth MacDonald has been named the interim senior associate dean and associate director of the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Faculty Presented 2017 Board on Human Sciences Awards

November 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Two food science and human nutrition faculty members at Iowa State University were presented awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, Inc....

Superintendent Named at Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm

November 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland....

Colletti Named Interim Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University

November 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Joe Colletti, senior associate dean in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, has been named the college’s interim dean,...

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