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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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Research

Our researchers are nationally recognized for their efforts.

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@IowaStateU Cyclone Welcome Weekend is almost here! A heads up, we had to make a few adjustments to the super rad schedule due to the forecasted weather...but we still plan to have a blast! Check out the updated locations at http://www.iastate.edu/welcomeweekend.

If we are making positive changes on the landscape, when can we expect to see reduced levels of nutrients in our water? It's complicated, confirms new research by ISU's @GNDanalatos and Michael Castellano & @iowadnr's Calvin Wolter.
https://www.cals.iastate.edu/news/releases/researchers-show-weather-variability-impedes-ability-assess-trends-iowa-s-water

Sulfate-based fertilizers can help mitigate #sulfur limitation on #corn production in the near term, whereas elemental sulfur may be best used to maintain sulfur fertility of the soil https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20417 #SoilFertility @SDStateCAFES @isuagronomy

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