Seminar by Bill Beavis, Iowa State University
Seminar by Phil Simon, USDA-ARS & Wisconsin
by Tomas Stizmann
Seminar by Nick Lauter, Iowa State University
by Cole Dutter
Seminar by Tim Kelliher, Syngenta
by Mariana Gomez Botero
PhD defense by Kati Togliatti, grad student under Dr. Brian Hornbuckle
Seminar by John McKay, Colorado State University
Seminar by Jamie O'Rourke, USDA-ARS Research Geneticist
by Nicola Timbas
Our annual senior recognition and awards banquet for undergraduates has been postponed.
Seminar by Max Rothchild, ISU Animal Science
by Stephen Potter
Seminar by Camilla Martins
Seminar by Alex Cleveringa
Seminar by Crystal Lu
Seminar by David Ertl, Iowa Corn
Seminar by John Sawyer, Iowa State University
Seminar by Brandon Schlautman of the Land Institute
Seminar by Phillip Kerr
Seminar by Xianran Li - Iowa State University
Seminar by Daryl Herzmann, Iowa State University
Harry Stine of Stine Seeds will be here to discuss corn and soybean breeding
Seminar by Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University
All agronomy graduate students are welcome for free pizza!
By Mark Westgate, Iowa State University Department of Agronomy
"Molecular and phenotypic characterization of doubled haploid lines derived from different cycles of recurrent selection of the Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic (BSSS) Maize Population" by Alejandro Ledesma (Lubberstedt)
"Discovery and translation of genetic resistance to soybean cyst nematode" by Haley Trumpy (Beavis)
By Aaron Lorenz, University of Minnesota, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
By Dr. Andrew Sharpley, University of Arkansas, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
by Kellie & AJ Blair, Webster County grain, livestock and hay farmers
Final Oral Exam
Final Oral Exam
"Agricultural phosphorus and food-energy-water security; A conundrum of deficiency and excess" by Andrew Sharpley, University of Arkansas, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Final Oral Exam
by David Makowski, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Department of Environment and Agronomy
Title: Growing degree days web application; Speaker: Tracy Hansen; Creative Component type: Innovation; Major Professor: Brian Hornbuckle
Title: Soybean varietal response to late season nitrogen application at different plant populations; Speaker: Benjamin Buesing; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Andy Lenssen
Title: Comparing characterization methods of Fusarium Ear Rot resistance in corn; Speaker: Eric Davis; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Gary Munkvold
by Christine Sprunger, The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources
"Evaluation techniques for sense and spray weed management" by Joshua DeGroot (Darr/Hartzler)
by Tracy Rowlandson, BASF
Dr. Michael Walsh, director of weed research at the University of Sydney - Australia. The Staniforth Lecture series is presented in honor of David Staniforth, a pioneer in the field of weed science who was particularly interested in weed biology-ecology. The lecture series is sponsored by the Staniforth Fund in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State.
Dr. Theressa Cooper, assistant dean for diversity
by Tingting Guo
by Meagan Schipanski, Colorado State University, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
"Study and improvement of maize maternal haploid inducers" by Henrique Trentin (Lubberstedt)
Decomposition of household items as soil health indicators" by Teresa Middleton (McDaniel)
-Limestone application effects on common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) yield and grain iron and zinc on a Ferralsol soil
-Genotype by environment impact on common bean yield and grain nutrient composition
by Geoff Graham, Corteva Agriscience
Tour of the "tall towers" research project for faculty, staff and graduate students of the department.
by Dr. Kendall Lamkey, department chair
Showcasing collaborations in plant breeding research, providing networking opportunities.
by Vivian Bernau, USDA Maize Curator
Title: Three plants why we need to study the seed bank for aid with weed management; Speaker: Leah Dodendorf; Creative Component type: Literature Review; Major Professor: Andrew Lenssen
by Stefan Gailans, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Title: A replanting guide for sugar beet production in southern Minnesota
Speaker: Mark Bloomquist
Creative Component type: Research
Major Professor: Andrew Lenssen
by Virginia Jin, USDA Agroecosystem Management Research Unit
Third in a series of three workshops offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women interested in learning more about agronomy.
"A New Approach for Retrieving Soil Moisture from SMAP over the Corn Belt" by Victoria Walker, Agricultural Meteorology PhD candidate (Brian Hornbuckle)
"Using spontaneous haploid genome doubling to access favorable alleles in exotic maize germplasm" by Anderson Verzegnazzi, Plant Breeding PhD candidate (Thomas Lubberstedt)
"Planting date, cultivar maturity, and environment effects on soybean yield and crop stage" by Ashlyn Kessler, Crop Production and Physiology MS candidate (Sotirios Archontoulis and Mark Licht)
Speakers include: Clayton Carley, ISU graduate student talking about nodule formation on roots; Ajay Nair, associate professor and vegetable extension specailist; Dominic Snyder, ag specialist Muscatine Island Research & Demonstration Farm; Virgil Schmitt, extension field agronomist
CCA credits are available (2 CM, 1 PM, 0.5 SW)
Speakers include: Dennis Todey, director of the USDA's Midwest Climate Hub; Angie Rieck-Hinz, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach; Stefan Gailans, research and field crops director with Practical Farmers of Iowa; Ed Zaworski, plant pathologist for the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic at Iowa State.
CCA credits are available (2 CM, 1 PM, 0.5 SW)
Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa can learn about the latest crop production research and trends during the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm spring field day June 20.
Daniel J. Robison, holder of the Endowed Dean's Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will speak. Throughout the day, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach experts will discuss weeds, herbicides, cover crops and soybean gall midge.
Title: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum impacts on host crops; Speaker: Abby Ficker; Creative Component type: Literature review; Major Professor: Allan Ciha; NOTE: this is a distance defense only - it will not be in 3022 as listed in the AGRON newsletter. Please use the Zoom link.
Second in a series of three workshops offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women interested in learning more about agronomy.
Three series workshop offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women interested in learning more about agronomy.
What's new in cover crop research in Iowa and by Iowans from 2013 TO 2018; Speaker: Anne Carlson; Creative Component type: Literature Review; Major Professor: Mark Licht
Impact of a foliar applied silicate product on the observed and measured stalk strength of inbred Maize; Speaker: Mikkal Hodge; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Mark Westgate
Matt Breitzman, ISU - Salas Lab
Johnathon Shook, ISU - Singh Lab
Natalia de Leon, University of Wisconsin
"UHF Band Attenuation Through a Corn Canopy with Crop Growth" by Richard Cirone, Agricultural Meteorology MS candidate. Major professor - Brian Hornbuckle
"Delineation of NDVI-based Soil Management Zones: From Applications of UAS Technology" by Daniel Brummel, Soil Science (Soil Morphology and Genesis specialization) MS candidate. Major professor - Andrew Manu
Corn (Zea mays L.) yield response to tillage radish (Raphanus sativus L.) when planted with annual and winter hardy cover crops; Speaker: Emily Evans; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Mary Wiedenhoeft
Arthur Pereira da Silva, ISU - Lubberstedt Lab
Henrique Uliana Trentin - ISU, Lubberstedt Lab
"The Effects of Road Surface Concrete Grinding Residue (CGR) on Selected Soil Properties and Plant Growth" by Chenyi Luo, Soil Science PhD candidate. Major professor - Robert Horton
"Phenotypic and molecular characterization of root system architecture traits in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]" by Kevin Falk, Plant Breeding PhD candidate. Major professor - Asheesh Singh
Title TBA; Speaker: Matthew Wetterling; Creative Component type: Research Major Professor: Allen Knapp
Matt Smally, Research director NA Corn Breeding at Corteva Agriscience
The influence of plant growth regulators on flowering, pod set, seed size, and seed yield in soybean; Speaker: Matthew Wetterling; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Allen Knapp
Harvest Timing Effect on the Germination Rate of Cultivated Northern Wild Rice (Zizania palustris) by Jacques Duquette
Scientific Communication and CRISPR by Sarah Fleischmann
A comparison of March and April soybean planting dates in south-central Illinois; Speaker: Nicholas Marley; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Mark Licht
Identification of Genetic Sources and Pollen Sterility Thresholds of Arkansas Male Sterile Rice Lines by Dustin North
Cereal rye impact on soybean yield on a Ziegenfuss series soil in southeast Michigan; Speaker: David Gust; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Mark Licht
Collaborative development of agricultural curriculum with Betty Memorial Institute, a rural high school in Liberia; Speaker: Corey Hartbecke; Creative Component type: Educational; Major Professor: Mark Westgate
Cassie Winn, ISU - Edwards Lab
Fernando Silva Aguilar, ISU - Edwards Lab
Effects of coal derived humic substances on soil quality and plant growth; Speaker: Mike Salman; Creative Component type: Research Major Professor: David Laird
Waging war against seedling diseases of corn caused by Pythium species; Speaker: Rebecca Vittetoe; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Alison Robertson
The tremendous work of our undergraduate students is celebrated.
1pm: Social Hour - 2pm: Program
Light intensity influences leaf fusing in maize seedlings; Speaker: John Tunink; Creative Component type: Research; Major Professor: Christopher Currey, HORT
Dr. Bradley Miller
Jialu Wei, ISU - Yu Lab
Qi Mu, ISU - Yu Lab
Walter Trevisan, GEM Technical Steering Group
Walter Trevisan, GEM Technical Steering Group
CRISPR/Cas9 gene by Ted Rowe
Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska
Biology and control of Amaranthus palmeri in Glycine max; Speaker: Tyler Vreugdenhil; Creative Component type: Instructional Module; Major Professor: Allan Ciha
Web Soil Survey lesson plans and instructor guide: Developing learning tools for undergraduate soil science classes; Speaker: Nicholas Saumweber; Creative Component type: Instructional module; Major Professor: Rick Cruse
Almonds production in the California Central Valley; Speaker:Brandi Payne; Creative Component type: Instructional Module; Major Professor: Allan Ciha
"Phenomic-Assisted Breeding Methodologies to Bridge the 'Omics Gap" by Kyle Parmley, Plant Breeding PhD candidate. Major professor - Asheesh Singh
Paul Gepts, UC-Davis
The R.F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium
Dr. Andrew Manu
Stefan Hays - ISU Schnable Lab
Dipak Sahoo - ISU Bhattacharyya Lab
Madan Bhattacharyya - ISU
"Cultivating young minds through agricultural research" Speaker: Derek Ver Helst, Creative Component Type: Research, Major Professor: Mary Wiedenhoeft
Dr. Marshall McDaniel
Allen Van Deynze, UC-Davis
"Available phosphorus in high pH soils influenced by Titan XC (Bacillus licheniformis) treatment" Speaker: Nicholas Troy, Creative Component Type: Research, Major Professor: Andrew Lenssen
"Assessment of spontaneous haploid genome doubling and inducibility in maize (Zea mays L.)" by Benjamin Trampe (Lubberstedt)
Faculty, staff and graduate students come together to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and the end of the year.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to grab a cookie decorated by the Freshman 110 class and socialize
Potluck celebration for the end of the semester. Agronomy graduate students, faculty, staff and significant others are welcome to attend.
In lieu of a seminar, research posters from the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America conference will be displayed.
"Effects of plant growth regulators on soybeans at R2-R3" Speaker: Geoffrey Klumpp, Creative Component type: Research, Major Professor: Andrew Lenssen
"Evaluation of cover crop mixtures for weed management and soil fertility improvement in organic agriculture" Speaker: Christos Vasilikiotis (Greece) Creative Component type: Research Major Professor: Kathleen Delate
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.
"The effects of manure application on phosphorus loss" Speaker: Jenna Falor, Creative Component type: Major Professor: Daniel Andersen
"The evolution of soybean weed management in the United States" Speaker: Aaron Rowe, Creative Component type: Literature Review, Major Professor: Allan Ciha
"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. 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.
Graduate College: Last day for graduate students to submit applications for graduation for Spring 2018 through AccessPlus without a late fee.
Last day to elect to audit a course for spring. The instructor of the course must approve an audit.
Fee payment deadline for spring. First payment (minimum due) or payment in full on AccessPlus.
Last day to return textbooks for refund to University Book Store.
Last day to initiate registration through AccessPlus. A late registration fee applies.
Last day to initiate registration for spring through AccessPlus without a late registration fee. Registration must be completed by 11 p.m.
Schedule of Classes for Summer 2018 available for viewing on the Web.
Final grades due on Bb Learn or AccessPlus.
Undergraduate university commencement ceremony.
Graduate College commencement ceremony.
Graduate College: Last day to have your POSC approved for Spring 2018 graduation.