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Map showing seven states in Corn Belt and Great Plains region where field research sites for the project will be located.

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 explore some big, interconnected questions
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Photo collage from India

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 learn first-hand about India’s different
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From left, Raven Kinnetz, Courtney Harle and Dr. Ebby Luvaga, economics, learn about pineapple production in Panama.

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 finish up her second degree
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Locally Enhanced Digital Soil Map for Iowa

New Soil Map Available for Organic Matter and Particle Size Fractions

Meyer Bohn and Bradley Miller released the LE-DSM for north central Iowa. This map is the next generation of digital soil maps designed to meet the needs of the digital
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Dr. Walter Suza receives the GW Carver Medallion

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 the newest holder of the
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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 University professor. The recent study published in
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