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About the Department Agronomy is focused on new and improved ways of agriculture. New methods of conservation. Improved soil health. New approaches to bioenergy. Improved water quality. Advanced genetic traits. The end goal is producing food, fuel and fiber in a more efficient and economical way for the benefit of people and the environment around the world.

We are applying science to advance crop production systems while protecting and improving air, soil and water quality.

Our Mission Seek and promote ways to manage and protect the resources that generate the world’s agricultural productivity and wealth. Assist people whose goals are to increase agricultural productivity, farm profitability and environmental quality in Iowa and around the world.

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Good luck to our soil judgers! Headed to @LakesideLab_IA next week to kick off the Region V Soil judging contest. Two days of practice before judging Thursday.
(Thanks to our Dr. Lee Burras and Amber Anderson for organizing!)

Thank you to Dan Frieberg for the valuable insight he provided today about Premier Crop System's on - farm trials for nitrogen application.

Join us next week Thursday as we welcome Dr. Anju Gaur, Senior Water Resource Management Specialist from World Bank.

#SeminarSeries

Officially in love w/ #WindRoses now - thanks to @akrherz!

Plot displays #wind velocity + direction for a selected location/time.

Incredibly handy for #windbreak planning/design. 💨 🌲 🌳 🐄 🌽

April-May ‘22, Ames via:
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu

@iastate_cals @isuagronomy

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