Study explores long-term crop, soil and water influences to help farmers adapt Corn Belt cropping systems

“Everything starts with an idea,” according to Sotirios Archontoulis, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, who will co-lead a five-year, $16 million project to...

India Delivers “One-of-a-Kind” Experience

Emily Kihlstrom, a junior in agronomy, took part in a CALS travel course to India from December 29 to January 15. Participants were able to...

Panama Offers Student Crop Production Experiences

Agronomy senior Courtney Harle said her travel study course to Panama “Tropical Agricultural Production International Business, and Trade in Panama” was a great way to...

Dr. Suza Honored During GW Carver Chair Medallion Celebration

George Washington Carver Endowed Chair Walter Suza was honored with the GW Carver medallion during a celebration on January 31, which officially recognized him as...

Weather Swings Bring Steadier Results When Studying Crop Adaptability

Efforts to breed more adaptable crops benefit from testing locations with wide ranges of weather, according to a research team led by an Iowa State...

Students Experience the Wonders of Antarctica

Agronomy seniors Sage Coffman and Gavin Anderson took a study course to Antarctica from January 2-January 16, which was led by Dr. Stephen Dinsmore and...

Students Return from Study Course to Ghana

A group of Iowa State University students recently returned from the “Tropical Agriculture and Culture in Ghana” study course to Ghana, Africa, which took place...

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