Research News Releases

Harvest-related Publications Included in Food Safety Series Available from Iowa State University

September 23rd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A series of training materials related to grain-handling and processing has been developed by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative at Iowa State University and partners. The...

Fifth Year of Record Enrollment at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — For the fifth consecutive year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has set an enrollment record. The college’s fall-semester enrollment is 5,395, including both undergraduate and graduate students...

Iowa State University Professors Honored for Applied Research Accomplishments

September 9th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to two professors for applying research findings to benefit Iowans. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented to...

Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, an Aggressive, Competitive Weed

August 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison...

Bug Dishes to be Cooked at Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A chef who cooks with insects will be featured at the Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village Aug. 27. David George...

Iowa State University Agronomist Hired to Create Cropping Systems Management Program

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A 15-year veteran of helping Iowa farmers improve their cropping practices has joined Iowa State University’s agronomy faculty. On Aug. 1, Mark Licht began his new role as an assistant professor in the...

New Leadership at Iowa State University Research Farm

August 8th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm near Boone has new...

Superintendent Named for Iowa State University Research Farms in Southwest Iowa

July 7th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The research farms Iowa State University operates in southwest Iowa have a new leader. Dallas Maxwell has been named superintendent of the...

Agricultural Educator Named Chair of Iowa State University Department

June 23rd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University, has been named its department chair. Retallick’s appointment is effective July...

Iowa State University Joins 12 Public and Private Universities Calling for Increased Federal Investment in Agricultural Research in Response to Modern Challenges

June 13th, 2016
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is one of 13 prominent research institutions in the United States that joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report...

Iowa State’s Maynard Hogberg Selected for Prestigious Livestock Industry Honor

June 6th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — One of the American livestock industry’s highest honors will be awarded to an Iowa State University emeritus professor and former animal science department chair. The 2016 Saddle and Sirloin...

Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Helps Launch New Initiative to Foster Entrepreneurs at ISU Research Park

May 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – A new initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park will identify and fund innovative agricultural startups. The accelerator program, called the Ag Startup Engine, is part of a broader...

Gov. Branstad Tours INRC Projects, Emphasizes Partnership for Conservation Success

May 5th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Last week, Gov. Terry Branstad visited Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) field sites at the Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm to...

Awards Bestowed by Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society

May 3rd, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 21 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and...

Animal Science Conference Continues Iowa State University Commitment to International Agriculture Education

April 26th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Seven Iowa State University animal science faculty will journey to Honduras in May to help educate producers, students and faculty about advances in the science and technology to improve...

Iowa State Economics Professor Presented Endowed Professorship

April 25th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University professor of economics has been named the inaugural recipient of the John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics. Quinn Weninger was...

Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress

April 18th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is beginning a state-funded project in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) to explore how to measure Iowa farmers’ progress in reducing...

Iowa State University Test Results Provide Six-year Snapshot of Egg Safety

April 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis bacterium causing human food poisoning. “The test...

Agricultural Journalists Honored by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 31st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has honored three Wallaces Farmer journalists for their decades of informing Iowa’s farmers. Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the college, presented...

Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Forestry Programs Ranked Among Top in the World

March 22nd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been ranked among the world’s best by a British organization. For the fourth straight year, Iowa State was ranked in the top 10 for programs in agriculture and forestry by the QS...

Iowa State University Researchers Gain Understanding of the Winter Rye-Cover Crops Yield Problem

March 14th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Cover crops offer a valuable tool for farmers to reduce nutrient loss and help ensure clean water in Iowa waterways. But some farmers have reported that planting winter rye as a cover crop may reduce corn yield. A team of...

Iowa Soybean Association Funds More Than $2 Million in Research at Iowa State University This Year

March 7th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A study seeking to develop soybean “disease signatures,” detected with devices such as unmanned aerial vehicles, to help alert farmers of crop stress is one of 19 research projects funded this year at Iowa State University by the...

New Monarch Numbers Encouraging, But Sustained Conservation Efforts Must Continue in Iowa

February 29th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Although the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has sharply rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and...

Interim Chair Named for Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

February 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — A professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University has been named interim chair of the department. Kristen Johansen begins her new duties Feb. 15. She succeeds Guru...

Iowa State University Research Finds Genetic Basis for Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

February 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy and plant pathology researchers have narrowed the search for genes that help soybeans resist sudden death syndrome, a costly disease, pointing the way for crop breeders to develop more resilient and...