Exploring new sorghum cultivars’ potential as forage crop for Upper Midwest
September 25, 2023
AMES, Iowa – Sorghum is a productive and versatile annual crop used worldwide for livestock feed. Until now, the plant, which originated in the tropics, has done best in warmer regions with longer growing seasons than the Upper Midwest.
AMES, Iowa — AGCO Corporation, an international leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, today announced its association with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State Univers
AMES, Iowa — A research project by Iowa State University soil scientists provides new insight into the complex picture of phosphorus loss from farmland and evidence proving phosphorus runoff is often underestimated.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honored faculty and staff with awards in teaching, advising, research, extension and outreach, diversity and global engagement during a ceremony on March 10.
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is part of a new study funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to explore possible links between soil health, the nutritional value of plants and human health.
A couple of unlikely characters have recently made Iowa State University their temporary home. Two North American river otters mysteriously appeared on Lake LaVerne a few weeks ago and have been stealing attention from the lake’s winged tenants ever since.
Justin Roberson, student retention coordinator, and Greer Potadle, SMART STEPS coordinator, joined Esperanza Moothart, emergency support coordinator, on the CALS Student Services team at the beginning of January. Together, the three will offer holistic services to help CALS students succeed during their academic career.
Four students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been named recipients of the 2022 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Established in 1968, the award recognizes students who display notable character, high academic achievement, and are actively involved in on- and off-campus activities.
Weighing more than 300 pounds each and made of local, native lumber, the four (two pair) new hayloft doors on the north side of the Horse Barn are both heavy and durable. Traits that will allow them to withstand Mother Nature’s elements for many years to come.
Instructors at Iowa State University strive to see the imaginary lightbulbs go off above their students’ heads when they grasp a new concept. To help students have these “lightbulb moments,” Nick Peters and Elizabeth “EB” Wlezien are introducing active learning to their classroom.
AMES, Iowa — Food and fuel -- not food versus fuel -- is the focus of a hopeful new commentary in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature Sustainability,” authored by innovative thought leaders in agriculture from Iowa State University and
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty Madan Bhattacharyya and Aaron Gassmann are among six Iowa State University researchers the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named to its class of 2021 Fellows for their “distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”