Research News Releases

Annual Drainage Research Forum at Iowa State University to Focus on Water Quality Monitoring, Nutrient Loss Reductions

October 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 17th annual Drainage Research Forum will provide results and updates on drainage research and farm projects on Nov. 15 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. “The Drainage...

Iowa State University STRIPS Team Assesses Tile Systems Under Prairies

October 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them. Perforated tile are buried under cropland to remove excess water...

Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Honored as Global Professor of Biotechnology

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology. Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6...

Iowa State University Professor Honored with an Award of Distinction at UC Davis

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Max Rothschild, a distinguished professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was presented an Award of Distinction Oct. 6 from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of...

Iowa State University to Host Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 17

September 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — There is plenty of interest in recruiting at Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day despite the downturn in the agriculture sector, said the organizer of the annual job fair. “Visiting with several of my...

Graduate student helps survey mosquito population after Hurricane Harvey

September 27th, 2017
Edmund Norris, a graduate student in entomology and toxicology, recently returned from a relief effort to the Houston area to assess mosquito populations...

For Half a Century, Soybean Performance Tests Have Helped Farmers Make Decisions

September 25th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its...

Iowa State University Professor Receives Global Academic Leadership Award

September 22nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center was recently honored by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. Manjit Misra, who also is a professor of agricultural and...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University Funds Water Quality Projects

September 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State and the University of Iowa will...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Listening Sessions

September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two more listening sessions will gather input on the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture this month. The listening sessions are free and open to...

Iowa State University Research Uses Light to Neutralize Livestock Odors

September 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and...

$14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project

September 8th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educational and research...

Iowa State University Extension Releases Publications About Prairie Strips Conservation Practice

September 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about a conservation practice developed by Iowa State University scientists that has proven environmental benefits. The...

Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

September 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here. The public is invited...

Horticulture Research Station marks 50th anniversary

August 17th, 2017
From Iowa State’s earliest day’s horticulture was a key component of the college. Horticulture classes were offered when Iowa State University’s first students were enrolled in 1869. ...

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research and Practices Aug. 22

August 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the...

First Listening Session on Future of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Aug. 9 in Ames

August 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to...

Iowa State University Hires Program Manager to Strengthen Statewide Pest Resistance Management Efforts

August 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new staff member at Iowa State University will coordinate day-to-day activities of a statewide effort to help Iowa farmers address pest resistance in their fields. Evan Sivesind recently joined the...

Iowa State University Research Farm Near Lewis to Host Field Day Aug. 17

July 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug....

Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day Set for Aug. 15

July 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island...

Horticulture Focus of Iowa State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7

July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master...

Former USDA Undersecretary to Join Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Faculty

July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, who served six years as undersecretary for research, education and economics and chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has joined the faculty of Iowa State University’s...

Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University

July 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone....

Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for New Food Science Lab at Iowa State University

July 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated July 12 at Iowa State University. The dedication...

Monarch Butterfly Research on Program July 20 at Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day

July 5th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on increasing habitat for monarch butterflies will be among the topics presented at the July 20 field day at the Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm near Castana. The field day is open to the...

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