Research News Releases

Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland

March 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned...

Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University Research Park Receives Commitment from Venture Capital Firm

March 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – The Ag Startup Engine, an initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park, has attracted an investment from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines venture capital firm. The Ag Startup Engine was created to help address two...

New Report Highlights Research Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities, Calls for Stronger Support of Food and Agricultural Science

March 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other research universities have joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation to call for stronger federal support of the food and agricultural sciences. Their new report,...

Iowa Partnership Unveils Strategy to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly

February 27th, 2017
Media AdvisoryA teleconference call for news media with questions about the strategy is set for 12:30 p.m. (CST) today, Monday, Feb. 27. Call in to 1-866-244-8528, passcode 139057. AMES, Iowa — The...

Maize on Mars - A Student is Making "The Martian" a Reality

February 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa - Surrounded by a red rocky surface as far as the eye can see, you look up and gaze at the planet Earth in the distance. Your stomach growls and you realize it is time for dinner. Heading back to your colony, you harvest some corn from...

Northey, Gipp and Lawrence Highlight Coordination, Scaling-up of Water Quality Efforts in Presentation to Iowa Legislature

February 7th, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality...

Iowa State University Professors Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

February 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University animal scientists joined several well-known food industry leaders when they officially entered the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Joe Cordray and Joe Sebranek, Iowa State professors of...

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

January 30th, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan today announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance...

Iowa State University Research Farms Utilize Conservation Practices for Science, Stewardship

January 25th, 2017
Iowa State University’s 13 Research and Demonstration Farms around the state have served for decades as models of agricultural and scientific progress for Iowa’s farmers and landowners. The same holds...

Iowa State University Improves Algae Technology to Treat Wastewater for Communities and Businesses

January 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University technology that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation using algae has gotten the attention of small Iowa communities and the largest wastewater treatment system in the world. “This reactor greatly...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Feb. 1

January 19th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Job recruiters have reserved all the spaces for the Feb. 1 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University. The career event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the ISU...

Report Highlights Progress and Long-term Challenges of Stream Nutrient Monitoring

January 9th, 2017
DES MOINES -- A 2016 report of Iowa’s water monitoring efforts for nutrients highlights both the complexity and long-term value of evaluating nutrient levels in Iowa’s lakes, streams and rivers. Developed jointly by the Iowa Department of...

Iowa State University Alumnus Creates Scholarship for Animal Science Students

December 21st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University alumnus who is a world-class cattle geneticist has established an endowed undergraduate scholarship for students in animal science with an interest in genetics. Robert Walton Sr., of DeForest, Wisconsin, is...

Online Giving Program Launched to Support Iowa State’s Growing Ag Communications Option

November 21st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Students at Iowa State University studying agricultural communications are enjoying a stronger program, thanks in part to the continued efforts of alumni. To further support university efforts, alumni, friends and supporters are...

Iowa State University Partners with Ugandan University to Enhance Agricultural Research and Education in Africa

November 16th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner in a World Bank project to strengthen graduate education and collaborative research in crop improvement in Africa. The $6 million project is part of a larger World Bank-funded initiative called the...

Performance Livestock Analytics Establishes Presence in Iowa State University Research Park

November 14th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Performance Livestock Analytics has established itself in the Iowa State University Research Park as part of the Ag Startup Engine and ISU Startup Factory. The business was founded in 2015 by Osage, Iowa, natives Dustin Balsley, a...

Iowa State University Emeritus Professor Honored for Leadership in Animal Agriculture

November 14th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University emeritus professor and former animal science department chair was honored for his contributions to the nation’s livestock industry Nov. 13 when his portrait was added to the Saddle and Sirloin Gallery. The...

Iowa State University’s Wintersteen Honored with National Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

November 9th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Wendy Wintersteen, dean of agriculture and life sciences at Iowa State University, is the 2016 recipient of the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers...

Iowa State University Researcher Seeks Greater Understanding of Nutrient Cycling to Increase Productivity in Agricultural Systems

November 2nd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — As an undergraduate, Michael Castellano spent one summer on a New Mexico ranch doing environmental science research. He was inspired by the landowner’s implementation of a grass banking system. “What I saw there as a student got me...

Two Nonprofit Organizations Award Iowa State University $150,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Research

October 26th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Ryan’s Quest and Michael’s Cause, two nonprofit organizations, have provided a $150,000 grant to Iowa State University to study a combination of...

Iowa State University Professors Named to Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Committee

October 20th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University professors have been appointed to serve on the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of...

ISU Awarded $1.1 Million Grant For Food Safety Modernization Act Education

October 19th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa – The Food and Drug Administration has announced a $1.1 million grant to Iowa State University in an effort to help Iowa fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with new federal regulations. Iowa State University Extension...

First recipients of scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert named at Borlaug Dialogue Symposium

October 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Katelyn Fritz from Pleasant Hill and Michelle...

Iowa State University-led Program Awarded Top Honors by USDA

October 6th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Lois Wright Morton, an Iowa State University sociology professor, today accepted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award on behalf of...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 11

September 28th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Organizers for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day, at Iowa State University on Oct. 11, expect a strong turnout of employers recruiting...