Research News Releases

Iowa State's Wintersteen Honored by Iowa's Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

February 11th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers has presented its Distinguished Service to Iowa Agriculture Award to the dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Wendy...

Lifelong Interest in Birds Sparks Career of Iowa State University Poultry Science Professor

February 10th, 2016
Elizabeth Bobeck portrait
AMES, Iowa — A new poultry nutritionist at Iowa State University traces her passion for birds to a contest she entered when she was in elementary school. Elizabeth Bobeck, who recently started as an assistant professor in the ...

Winter Storm Postpones Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair Until Thursday, Feb. 4

February 1st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The forecast of a winter storm for most of Iowa has forced the postponement of the Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day until Thursday, Feb. 4. The career fair was originally scheduled for Wednesday, with...

Corn Project Findings and Recommendations to be Presented for Farmers and Farm Advisers

January 25th, 2016
Morton portrait
AMES, Iowa — Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Research Helps Find Root Development Key

January 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Plant scientists better understand the mechanisms governing root development — opening the door to improving crop productivity — through work done at Iowa State University. Guru Rao, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and...

New Organizations to Recruit at Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair

January 21st, 2016
Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Iowa State University’s agriculture and life sciences job fair Feb. 3 has attracted a group of new employers recruiting students. “What is most exciting is that 20 percent of the organizations scheduled to...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds Third Year of Water Quality-related Projects

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Protecting Soil and Water Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Research and extension on soil and water are featured in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. STORIES details science-based information on nitrate and...

Award-winning ISU Agricultural Business Club Receives Endowment

December 4th, 2015
Donation check for Deiter endowment
AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift to Iowa State University from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) will establish the Ron Deiter ISU Agricultural Business Club Endowment. The endowment will help ensure the continued success of the award-...

Iowa State Students, Retirees, Faculty and Staff Pitch In to Feed Ames-area Residents

November 25th, 2015
Fenton in cooler
AMES, Iowa — Solving the parallel problems of hunger and food waste in Story County has become the avocation of hundreds of current and past Iowa State University faculty, staff and students. “I’m struck by the network of people out of the...

Alternate Uses of Soybeans Topic of Speech at Iowa State University

November 18th, 2015
Walko portrait
AMES, Iowa — A chemical engineer who specializes in the commercialization of bio-based products will speak about industrial uses of soybeans Dec. 1 at Iowa State University. Lee Walko, bio-based business development manager at Omni Tech...

Research Team to Survey Farmers About Herbicide Resistant Weeds

November 4th, 2015
Mike Owen portrait
AMES, Iowa — A team of weed scientists, economists and sociologists led by Mike Owen, an Iowa State University agronomy professor, is working to develop effective approaches to address an increase in...

Jason Ross to Lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University

October 21st, 2015
Ross portrait
AMES, Iowa — Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the...

Collaborations Mark Monarch Conservation Consortium’s Beginning

October 12th, 2015
Surveying for monarchs
AMES, Iowa — Collaborations marked efforts to increase the number of monarch butterflies as the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium got underway this year. The consortium was created in March by farmer, rancher and conservation organizations,...

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Receives Pomerantz Award

October 2nd, 2015
Donald Beitz portrait
AMES, Iowa — Donald Beitz, an Iowa State University Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, has been awarded the Marvin A. Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Beitz teaches several courses in...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Job Fair Set for Oct. 20

September 30th, 2015
Mike Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is on its way to last year’s record number of employers recruiting at Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day on Oct. 20. The largest agricultural job fair of its kind is open to students, alumni and the...

Food Scientist to Lead Iowa State University Research Centers

September 23rd, 2015
Keener portrait
AMES, Iowa — The new director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm at Iowa State University will be...

New Liaison To Connect Iowa State University Research with Cedar Rapids’ Processing Companies

September 18th, 2015
David Freeman portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has hired a food scientist to lead a new collaboration with Cedar Rapids and its agricultural, food and bioprocessing companies. David Freeman is a graduate of the food technology program at Iowa State and has...

Bayer CropScience Pledges Support to the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

September 8th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Bayer CropScience has become an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University. “We’re grateful to Bayer CropScience for pledging its financial support...

USDA Reports Open Door to Lower Corn and Soybean Prices, Iowa State Economist Says

September 2nd, 2015
Chad Hart photo
AMES, Iowa — The first field-based estimates of the 2015 corn and soybean crops from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were not what the grain markets expected bringing the potential of lower prices, according to an Iowa State University...

Avian Influenza Impacts Fall Classes and Research at Iowa State University

August 21st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — This fall semester nearly 500 Iowa State University students will be affected by the cancellation of classes at the university’s poultry teaching and research farm due to the threat of a resurgence of avian influenza. The...

ISU to Co-host International Conference on Swine Feed Efficiency

August 18th, 2015
John Patience portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Kansas State University will host an International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha Oct. 21 and 22. The conference will deliver the results of the multidisciplinary Feed Efficiency in Swine...

New Manager Joins Iowa State University Western Research Farm

August 17th, 2015
Beedle portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm recently hired a new manager after the retirement of its previous manager. Chris Beedle, who graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, was...

Iowa State University Research Farm Late-summer Field Days Focus on Crop Conditions

August 12th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place...

Iowa State University Field Day to Cover Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture

August 10th, 2015
Field UAV research
AMES, Iowa — The agricultural use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, will be the subject of an Aug. 27 field day at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms. “Aerial imagery, including that from UAVs, has...