"Effects of fungicide spray program on inbred seed corn yield and seed quality" Speaker: Eric Pierce, Creative Component type: Research, Major Professor: Alison Robertson
"Effect of population density changes and ear style on kernel size and yield in grain corn" Speaker: Doug Becher, Creative Component type: Research, Major Professor: Susana Goggi
by Dr. Evan H. DeLucia. In society's quest to feed an ever-increasing human population, more and more land under native vegetation is converted to intensive row-crop agriculture. Land conversion and changes in management practices affect the exchange of greenhouse gases and energy with the atmosphere. Prudent land management practices can meet society's growing demand for food, fiber, and fuel.
by Dr. Keith Schilling. In this presentation, use of water table monitoring to assess local and watershed-scale recharge,ET and groundwater nutrient loading patterns is examined within a new "groundwater response unit" framework using examples from a variety of Iowa-based studies.
As a leader and a lender who is employed by one of the largest agricultural lenders in Iowa, Farm Credit Services of America, Corby Fichter, would like to share many facts and facets of our Iowa farmland landscape. He will talk about the factors that drive investors and owner/operators to purchase land. He will talk about land ownership trends and how agricultural cycles help determine land values and return on investment.
Soil carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation: What can we expect by Dr. William Schlesinger, president emeritus Carey Institute of Ecosystem Studies and National Academy of Sciences member.
Dr. Lamkey offers his annual State of the Department address. Reception in the courtyard afterward: burgers and hot dogs, drinks. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Our distance education master's in Agronomy program is celebrating 20 years of student success
By Matthew Dzievit, graduate student
Field trials investigating yield benefits of agronomic inputs utilize randomization, replication, and
blocking as fundamentals of statistical design. Plot size is an overlooked design fundamental that could
influence the outcome of trials, as fields possess a number of characteristics that tend to be
nonhomogeneous and unpredictable.