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June 14, 2019
After nearly three years, portraits of all nine past department chairs have been installed in Agronomy Hall. The portraits span 117 years of history dating back to when the department was first established in 1902. Artist Liza Amir did an incredible job bringing these men to life, in most...
June 12, 2019
Corteva has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Corteva will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides recommendations on research priorities. “It is wonderful to welcome Corteva as an...
June 10, 2019
The wet spring weather that flooded Iowa rivers and hampered the planting of crops follows trends noted in last year’s National Climate Assessment, said an Iowa State University agronomist who studies climate. The 2018 National Climate Assessment, a congressionally mandated report issued every...
June 06, 2019
Crop farmers are always looking for innovative ways to improve production and environmental performance. Department of Agronomy Associate Professor, Dr. Sotirios Archontoulis, along with other faculty, staff and students at Iowa State University, is working on a project that will...
May 21, 2019
The Iowa Soybean Research Center (ISRC) at Iowa State University is pleased to announce Syngenta as its latest industry partner. In this role, Syngenta will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which advises the center on its research priorities. “Syngenta is pleased to partner...
May 13, 2019
Originally written and posted by Global Programs Leandro Tonello Zuffo, a PhD student visiting from Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil with an interest in agronomy arrived to Iowa State University on August 30, 2018 and is conducting research with Dr. Thomas Lübberstedt,...
May 09, 2019
Thoughts from our Anne Dinges who attended the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research last month at Kennesaw State University, just north of Atlanta, Georgia. "It was a rewarding experience to present my research at a conference of 4,000 presenters. During my poster session, I had people...
May 08, 2019
A Learning and Work Experience Program in Research and Related Laboratories Iowa State University Science With Practice is a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences experiential learning and work program for undergraduate students in agriculture. Students work closely with faculty and staff on...
May 03, 2019
Crops Team Our Iowa State Crops Team Recently traveled to Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky to compete at the NACTA Judging Conference. The team participated in the Crops contest which consisted of Plant and Seed Identification, lab practical, including knowledge of insects, equipment...
April 30, 2019
Congratulations to our spring graduates!  Brittany Abernathy  Meet senior Brittany Abernathy, originally from Indianola, Iowa! After graduation, Brittany will be moving to Bear, Delaware where she will be a full time employee for Corteva Agrisciences. Her favorite class during her...
April 30, 2019
The 5th annual Experience Agronomy Day took place this past weekend. Students in 4th through 8th grade from all over the state of Iowa came to campus on April 27th to enjoy a day full of learning about different aspects of Agronomy! The morning started out with an introduction from Dr. VanLoocke....
April 25, 2019
Congrats to our Graduate Students John Jones and Mauricio Tejera! John Jones was the recipient of our Teaching Excellence Award. The purpose of this award to is recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by graduate students in teaching. John teaches our Agronomy 354 Soil and Plant Growth...
April 25, 2019
New research published this week identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of the world’s most critical crop species. The research, published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed academic journal Genome Biology, has implications for how...
April 23, 2019
PhD candidate John Jones was awarded with the Future Leaders in Science Award from the ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Speaking with colleagues who had attended the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Congressional Visits Day in the past led him to apply for the award. The tri-societies provide workshops and sessions for graduate...
April 23, 2019
Two Iowa State University students have been named Udall Scholars for 2019 — the first time since 2001 that more than one ISU student has been selected for the honor in the same academic year. Carissa Moyna, a junior in civil engineering from Elkader; and Jacob Wright, a junior in agronomy...
April 19, 2019
BASF has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner to support emerging technology and innovations to help soybean growers produce high yielding, high quality soybeans. “We welcome and look forward to collaborating with BASF,” said Greg Tylka,...
April 18, 2019
Congrats to Kevin Falk on being awarded the Graduate Student Leadership and Research Award! The Leadership Award recognizes graduate students at Iowa State who are actively involved in leadership roles within their department, college, University, and within the community. The Research Award...
April 18, 2019
Siblings Kelli and Mitchell Roush are teaching assistants, or TAs, for Agronomy 182, our Introduction to Soil Science class. Kelli has been a TA for four semesters and Mitchell has been for two semesters. Mitchell’s favorite part about TA-ing with his sister is that they are able to...
April 16, 2019
William H. Pierre Dr. William H. Pierre (1898-1982) left an indelible imprint on agronomic science during his tenure at Iowa State University as an administrator, researcher, and leader. In all of his endeavors he could not accept anything but his best effort. Dr. Pierre came to Iowa State...
April 16, 2019
In 2013, Monsanto partnered with the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University to create the Monsanto Chair in Soybean Breeding. The position has provided the soybean breeding program with tremendous opportunities and offered substantial results. Since its inception, the named faculty...
April 16, 2019
AMES, Iowa – Researchers at Iowa State University will test how the environmental benefits of planting strips of prairie among row crops change over time, filling in an unexplored gap in prairie strip research that stretches back over a decade. Richard Cruse, a professor of agronomy, and...
April 16, 2019
Iowa State University undergraduate students will head south this week to share their research and scholarship with their peers from across the nation. The 33rd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research took place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. About 4,000...
April 08, 2019
An Iowa State University student has received the U.S. Forest Service LEADing Change Agent award. Megan Kemp, a senior in agronomy and global resource systems, was one of five students nationwide to receive the award during the 2019 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related...
April 08, 2019
Rebecca Clay, agronomy alumna (2016) swore-in as a Peace Corps Volunteer in June 2017 and has been living and working in a rural community in the foothills of the Himalayans in Lamjung, Nepal since. At site she works with community members to identity and pursue agricultural practices which...
April 01, 2019
Congratulations on 25 years! Ray Arritt  Damian Franzenburg  Ken Moore  Congratulations on 35 years! Sally Medford (currently with ISU Research and Demonstration Farms) Congratulations on 45 years! Steven Goben (currently with ISU Research and Demonstration...
March 27, 2019
Kevin Falk was this year’s American Seed Trade Association 1st place video winner! He was awarded on December 3rd, and we are so proud of this amazing accomplishment. Kevin’s concept was about setting the record straight on common misconceptions in the seed industry. He focused specifically chose...
March 15, 2019
Rebecca Vittetoe graduated in 2014 with her BS in Agronomy with a minor in journalism and mass communications minors, and she will be graduating in 2019 with her MS in Agronomy. She currently resides in Washington, IA where she is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist...
March 15, 2019
Macy Heetland graduated in December of 2015, and has kept herself busy working for Syngenta in Murray, Kentucky. She is a support specialist where she assists Syngenta Personal and AgriEdge Specialists and their growers in Land.db. She also trains new AgriEdge and Certified AgriEdge Partners on the...
March 15, 2019
It has been almost a year since Matt Levan graduated in May of 2018. He is now located in DeWitt, IA where he is a Production Management Trainee for Remington Seeds. His primary duties include learning to be a manager under the current management team, while also learning the duties of all the...
March 12, 2019
We have two special ladies who come to us from Oregon! Erin is from Redmond, Oregon and Audrey is from Portland, Oregon. Erin decided to come to Iowa State because she was looking for a degree in agriculture, and when she came on a visit, everything just clicked for her. Her favorites memories have...
March 08, 2019
Emily Putze is a recent 2017 graduate of the Agronomy Department. She is currently located in Nebraska as an Associate Territory Manager at Corteva Agriscience, formerly known as Dow/DuPont Pioneer. Her main job duties include working with local retailers to help positions Corteva chemical products...
March 08, 2019
John Hammerly graduated in 2007 with his degree in Agronomy. He is now currently located in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he is the Soil Data Quality Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Plant Division. With his position, he...
March 07, 2019
Dr. Irving Carlson joined the agronomy family as a plant breeder in 1960. He passed away February 23, 2019 at the age of 92. After getting his bachelor's and masters at Washington State University, he earned his PhD in plant breeding at the University of Wisconsin in 1955. He spent four years at...
March 07, 2019
Kirsten Backes is a recent 2017 graduate. She is now located in Woodland, California where she is an associate in the Production and Supply Development Program for Syngenta, a rotational leadership development programs for college graduates. Each rotation is one year long, and so far she has...
March 05, 2019
Staci (Schmitt) Osborn graduated from Iowa State in 2006 with her degree in Agronomy. She is currently located in Winthrop, Iowa where she is a Field Testing Agronomist for Bayer. Her primary job duties are planning, planting, scouting, and harvesting field trials around northeast Iowa. Staci...
March 05, 2019
Jacob Perkins graduated in May of 2016 and he is now located in South Central Minnesota, where he is a Retail Sales Representative with Syngenta. His primary job duties are working with and through local retailers to help growers make the best agronomic and financial decisions for their operations...
February 28, 2019
Haleigh Summers is currently a Second Year Master’s Student at University Park in Pennsylvania, where she is a graduate research assistant. As a graduate student, she developed her own thesis research questions, hypotheses, and protocols for her two field experiments. She oversees all operations...
February 28, 2019
The Outstanding Graduate Student Award is to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of a graduate student toward completing course work, research, professional development, and other departmental service activities in his or her time at Iowa State University. It is presented by the Agronomy...
February 27, 2019
When Kelsie Ferin sits down to code, she has a million square miles of soil, water, and sky at her fingertips: from Iowa’s Corn Belt to the Mississippi River, and all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. These iconic landscapes form the backdrop for Ferin’s research on how bioenergy crops can help...
February 25, 2019
The Brown Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to Virginia Nichols. The Brown Graduate Fellowship is to be used to strategically advance ISU research in the areas of study that are governed by the Valentine Hammes Family and Leopold Hammes Brown Family Trust.  The areas of study include...
February 25, 2019
Tyler Reimers graduated in 2012 with his BS in Agronomy. He now resides in Denison, IA where he is an Assistant Agronomy Division Manager for Farm Service Cooperative. His job duties include managing all aspects of agronomy business that pertains to the cooperative, as well as procurement, pricing...
February 20, 2019
Last weekend #ISUCALS alums and friends gathered to celebrate the college's role in #GrowingLeaders prior to the Iowa State Women's Basketball game. Congrats to our featured leaders: Elizabeth Burns-Thompson ('11 ag business), Emerging Iowa Leader; Valeria Cano Camacho (senior,...
February 18, 2019
Kaleb Baber recently got back from a study abroad trip to the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He went through Iowa State University’s Study Abroad Center. Kaleb was there from July through November, and he took three classes; Genetics, Pasture & Animal Science, and Soil...
February 15, 2019
Dr. John Pesek was a soil scientist, champion of sustainable agriculture, teacher and leader. Regrettably, our esteemed colleague passed away February 11. With over 40 years of service to the Department of Agronomy and Iowa State University, Dr. Pesek left a lasting legacy. Dr. Pesek was...
February 13, 2019
As a child, I remember feeling hungry most of the time. Growing up in rural Tanzania, I walked to school barefoot and most of the time had one meal a day. After school, I helped my mother with various farming chores, including feeding the animals, weeding, harvesting and planting. I often heard my...
February 12, 2019
Nate and Lizzy met as students in the Agronomy Department and are recent graduates. Nate asked Lizzy out on their first date after he had kissed her. He stopped and said that he wanted to do it the right way, so he asked her on a date mid-kiss. Of course Lizzy said yes, and Nate planned the perfect...
February 11, 2019
By Fred Love, University News Service AMES, Iowa – The immense number of possible hybrids that can be created from inbred corn plants can leave plant breeders wondering where to start when attempting to produce new crop varieties with desirable traits. But new research from an Iowa State...
February 07, 2019
  The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently selected outstanding faculty and staff to be awarded for their contributions to the education, service, research, and dedication that makes CALS so great. The Department of Agronomy would like to recognize our very own who...
February 05, 2019
Not only is Zach Timm a junior in Agronomy, crop production and business option, but he also throws shot put for the Iowa State Men’s Track and Field Team. The Men’s Track and Field Team has already began its season, with the first meet being on December 8th at the Jimmy Grant Invitational in Iowa...
February 04, 2019
Jacob Wright’s (AGRONOMY) adventure has taken him across the country. From his home in Virginia to Iowa State, Jacob wanted to learn all he possibly could. He was determined to get experience with a variety of crops and focus on the environment.  His adventure continued carrying him west, to...
January 22, 2019
A huge congratulations is in order for Jacob Wright on receiving two SSSA scholarships. Jacob received the Golden Opportunity Scholarship and the Hubert Byrd Scholarship. The Golden Opportunity program, sponsored by ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, develops the agronomy, crops, soils, and environmental science...
December 13, 2018
Congratulations to all of the graduate students who received scholarships and awards!   Research Excellence Award – The award is to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in resulting theses and dissertations. The Research Excellence Program is...
December 11, 2018
Our next graduating senior is Nicholas Schuh in both Agronomy and Seed Science. In the spring semester, Nicholas will be attending Kansas State University in the plant breeding graduate student program. When Nick leaves, he will miss the agriculture community. “I have learned as much from the...
December 11, 2018
Anti-GMO sentiment holds back agricultural advancement in the developing world, but an Iowa State University agronomist hopes his research will clarify the scientific consensus and spark wider acceptance of the technology in Africa. A paper recently published in the academic journal Global...
December 05, 2018
  Introducing Derrick Kapayou, our next senior spotlight. He is a soil science and environmental quality option student. After graduation, he will be attending graduate school. Derrick is going to miss his mid-day naps after he graduates. But he is excited for the income that...
December 04, 2018
December graduation is quickly approaching us! Over the next few weeks, stay tuned to our Senior Spotlights showcasing the hardwork these seniors have put in during their time here. Check out our first senior! Hannah Corey, an environmental and soil science option, will be the Product...
November 29, 2018
An online, interactive course to develop successful long-term weed management programs. Plan ahead. Dealing with herbicide resistance can be expensive. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once it occurs to be $20 to $60 per acre....
November 29, 2018
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests are gearing up for their 100th year of gauging the yields of hundreds of seed varieties, an annual effort that helps farmers decide what seeds to plant the following year. The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, a nonprofit organization linked with the Iowa State...
November 28, 2018
Faster conversion of land into agricultural production in recent years has raised the region’s carbon cost of producing grains, according to recently published research from an Iowa State University scientist. The study, published in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters,...
November 28, 2018
The Agronomy Club of Iowa State University traveled to Baltimore, Maryland at the beginning of November to attend the ASA conference. The ASA conference is the undergraduate part of the SASES. Agronomy Club had two retiring national officers, Katelyn Fritz and Michael Geissinger, as well as two...
November 28, 2018
AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring seven Iowa State University researchers for their work in agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry and engineering, including our Dr. Jianming Yu. The seven are among 416 researchers from...
November 27, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Agronomy Hall auditorium at Iowa State University has been named in honor of a Webster County couple who farmed near Duncombe for many years. The W. Kiley and Marie Powers Auditorium is located in the southwest corner of Agronomy Hall on the Iowa State campus. The auditorium,...
November 21, 2018
Four Agronomy students competed in the North Central Weed Science Society Student Contest at Monsanto’s Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg, NE on July 26. The team of Andrew Blomme, Hailey Daufeldt, Rebecca Johnson, and Heather Wilson finished second among undergraduate teams. The...
November 19, 2018
The Department of Agronomy is mourning a treasured member of our faculty. Dr. Raymond Arritt has passed away after experiencing a stroke. Dr. Arritt was an integral part of our agricultural meteorology team for 25 years. He was a valued contributor to research, not only within our department...
November 12, 2018
An agronomy student will be one of three Iowa Staters honored during the Gold Star Hall Ceremony this afternoon in the Memorial Union. Robert Vance Rannells of Dunlap, Iowa, enrolled at Iowa State in 1936, studying agronomy. A month before receiving his degree, he enlisted in the U.S. Air...
November 09, 2018
November 5-9th is National Distance Learning Week, sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Assocation (USDLA). The Department of Agronomy recognizes the importance and value distance education provides to students across the globe. Distance education in Agronomy dates back to the 1990s...
November 06, 2018
Our Agronomy family sent a few members to National FFA Convention during October 24th - October 28th. They put in lots of hard workout throughout the past few years, and we are so proud of their accomplishments! Check them out below! Colin Stark: Colin Stark is now a sophomore from...
November 05, 2018
2019 Soil Health Conference Registration Is Open Conference focus is on science and practices for advancing soil health Mahdi Al-Kaisi AMES, Iowa – The third Soil Health Conference will be held in Ames on Feb. 4-5, 2019. The event will consist of two full days of presentations on a...
November 02, 2018
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, a professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, was part of a team of scientists that developed a national research agenda for carbon dioxide removal and sequestration. The team was commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences and last week released a report titled:...
October 24, 2018
On Tuesday, October 16th the Agronomy Learning Community spent their class time painting pumpkins for the local retirement home here in Ames, Northcrest. In fact, a few of our very own retired faculty live there now! The students were given a list of the residents and what they enjoyed, or...
October 22, 2018
Megan Kemp spent the summer before her senior year in Kamuli district, Uganda, where she was the Agronomy Intern for Iowa State University - Uganda Program. She conducted a small study on the cultural considerations of agricultural recommendations given through the Uganda Program. Megan interviewed...
October 17, 2018
Originally posted by the College of Engineering A consortium of young Iowa State university researchers including our Dr. Marshall McDaniel has gone where few like them have gone before – as recipients of a large grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to mature and translate a platform...
October 12, 2018
The Iowa State University Department of Agronomy’s very own soil team placed second in group judging and second overall out of eight teams in the soils contest hosted by Kansas State University. The team consists of 11 members; Jacob Wright, Kelli Roush, Erik Fevold, Eric Bro, Hannah Weber, John...
October 08, 2018
Women in Agronomy is an organization within the Department of Agronomy that focuses on the wonderful women in this major. Women in Agronomy began over 15 years ago, but over the past five or six years, it has become more and more active! Stephanie Zumbach works hard to plan events for young...
September 28, 2018
The Master of Science in Agronomy distance education program kicked off its 20th anniversary by tailgating at the ISU vs Akron football game on Saturday, September 22. Faculty, staff, current students and alumni were invited to celebrate 20 years of success. Including the hard work and dedication...
September 25, 2018
By Fred Love, University News Service Sweet corn breeding has lagged behind advances in field corn due to its smaller market footprint, but an agronomist at Iowa State University is contributing to a national effort aimed at narrowing that gap. Researchers at the University of Florida,...
September 24, 2018
By Caroline Schneider, University of Wisconsin Madision Organic farmers are in a tough spot when it comes to controlling weeds. Since conventional herbicides aren’t an option, many choose to use tillage — mechanically turning over the soil to upend weeds. However, tillage can take a toll on soil...
September 21, 2018
By Ellen Bombela, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service Abby Kennon was able to return to her roots for her summer internship and use her passion for agronomy to serve her community. Kennon, a junior majoring in agronomy, spent the summer in her hometown of Cresco,...
September 18, 2018
Hannah Holdsworth has just begun her first year here at Iowa State University in Agronomy, but she comes bringing in lots of experience already. In fact, this past summer she competed in the State FFA Agronomy CDE and placed as the overall top individual. Back in 2017, Hannah joined the agronomy...
September 18, 2018
William T. Frankenberger Professorship in Soil Science Michael Castellano   K.J. Frey Chair in Agronomy Thomas Lubberstedt   Global Professorship in Biotechnology Kan Wang   Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics Baker Professorship in...
September 13, 2018
An interdisciplinary team at Iowa State University is trying to bridge the gap between agronomy and engineering to increase efficiency and reduce uncertainty for a range of key agricultural issues. The group received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to apply...
September 05, 2018
Valeria Cano Camacho spent her summer on one of Hawaii’s islands, Big Island, where she was a summer field intern for Ulu Mau Puani. All summer long, she helped with six different projects. Some of those projects included: collecting data, extension and outreach, and lab work. “It was different...
September 05, 2018
Not many people can say that they placed 11th as an undergrad competing against Ph.D. students. Kelli Roush is the lucky holder of this title. The third International Soil Judging competition was held a week before the 21st World Soil Congress. The soils in Ro de Janero, Brazil are very...
September 05, 2018
Boone, Iowa held the nation’s largest outdoor farming event: The Farm Progress Show. This event took place August 28th through August 30th.  There were lots of new information to talk about over the three day event, some of that ranged from butterflies all the way to new tools that would...
August 20, 2018
Our incoming freshman spent the weekend before classes start on a tour of agriculture industry and farms in northeast Iowa. They toured Beck's Hybrids in Marshalltown, Pioneer Hi-Bred in Reinbeck and Landus Co-op in Dike. A stop at UNI allowed them to cool down (the air conditioning broke on...
August 16, 2018
Conservation Learning Group, a think tank dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges, was established as a part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in July 2018. The group is a collaboration of researchers, educators and advocates having the goal to better...
August 14, 2018
Our Bradley Miller was presented with the Dan Yaalon Young Scientist Medal by the International Union of Soil Sciences at the World Congress of Soil Science in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil earlier this week. The award honors Dan Hardy Yaalon (1924-2014), a professor of...
August 06, 2018
For Hannah Corey it doesn’t get much better than spending the summer before her senior year working for Anheuser-Busch making some of the best beer in the world. As an Anheuser-Busch Agronomist Intern in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Corey is spending the summer working on the company’s barley production...
July 19, 2018
Africa needs plant breeders to fight food insecurity. Our Plant Breeding E-Learning in Africa program is part of an effort to help educate the next generation of plant breeders in Africa thanks to support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Representatives from partnering institutions...
July 16, 2018
Sarah Carlson (MS sustainable ag and crop production and physiology) was recognized as a leader in Iowa agriculture back in March. Sarah is the strategic initiatives director for Practical Farmers and was one of four recipients of the 2018 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Awards. Iowa...
July 11, 2018
Evan's experience in the Department of Agronomy gave him the knowledge and problem solving skills to successfully transition an entire team to a new precision agriculture, data management software.  "ISU gave me the knowledge and skills to understand the calculations and rewrite, tweak them...
July 02, 2018
Growing up, Megan Kemp just wanted to fit in with her peers in Durango, Iowa. At Iowa State University the junior in agronomy and global resource systems, says she found a place where she feels comfortable embracing and celebrating her differences. “My mom is Filipino,” says Kemp. “She and my...
June 29, 2018
Lee Burras sets his Diet Pepsi on the podium and grabs a piece of chalk off the ledge. Class is about to begin. Burras’ classroom is upbeat and adversarial; he encourages his students to challenge him as much as he challenges them. In order to keep students engaged he uses the chalkboard...
June 27, 2018
Ehsan Askari and his wife Sayareh Irani joined the Department of Agronomy as visiting scholars in 2012-2013 under Drs. Knapp and Lubberstedt. After graduation in 2014, Ehsan with a Ph.D in agronomy and Sayareh a Ph.D in plant breeding, the couple returned to Ehsan’s home town, Rafsanjan in Central...
June 14, 2018
Angie Begosh got her masters through the MS Agronomy online program and applied that real-life application of scientific knowledge to the process of getting her PhD. Recently finishing her PhD in zoology from Oklahoma State University, Begosh is a research scientist for the Department of...
June 14, 2018
As a student Rachael Cox (BS ’09 and MS ’12) thought outside the box. Today she’s going for what she wants in Guatemala and launching a multi-national business, EarthEmpower. Echoing her time in Agronomy. “When I came to ISU agronomy there wasn’t a path written out for people like me who were a...
June 14, 2018
Our Dr. Andrew Manu, George Washington Carver Endowed Chair recently attended a naturalization ceremony at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri on May 30.  About 60 people took the oath of allegiance, officially becoming United States citizens. The following article was...
June 11, 2018
AMES, Iowa – New research led by an Iowa State University agronomist identifies clear patterns in how plants react to different environments that could lead to new ways of predicting crop performance. The research focuses on flowering time in sorghum, a globally cultivated cereal plant, but the...
June 11, 2018
The 2018 growing season is well underway. It is now time to start assessing the rewards of the spring planting season. Our first FACTS (Forecasting and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS) is now live for the 2018 growing season. There have been a couple of changes going into our fourth year....
June 05, 2018
Monsanto Company, along with its subsidiary, The Climate Corporation, today announced a partnership with the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Agronomy to create an infrastructure project designed to monitor water quality and downstream nitrate loss. The project will provide...
May 31, 2018
Several field days are happening across the state throughout the month of June. Hear from our faculty experts along with other faculty and Extension and Outreach specialists about a variety of crop and pest related topics. June 20 at 9:00 am: Northern Research Farm Summer Field Day -...
May 16, 2018
We had some visitors on Monday! Over 40 seventh graders from AGWSR (Ackley, Geneva, Wellsburg, Steamboat Rock) visited Agronomy Hall as part of a visit to Iowa State University organized by the North Central hub of IowaSTEM. The students learned about what we do here at agronomy, from wind turbines...
May 07, 2018
Each year Iowa State University recognizes the excellence of faculty and staff accomplishments through the conferring of university awards, celebrating faculty and staff who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, discovery, and engagement which are the cornerstones of Iowa State's...
May 07, 2018
Outside of Walnut Grove, Minnesota, a contributing author to a Nobel Peace Prize winning project was born in a farm house with no electricity or indoor plumbing. Eugene (Gene) Takle always intended to go back to the farm, but the young man who opted for agriculture classes and never took biology...
May 01, 2018
In 1989, Jaci Severson was hired as a secretary in the main office of Agronomy. She spent five years working for the Iowa Crop Improvement Association when Dr. Ron Cantrell, department chair at the time, came to her with a question. "He said I could stay with Iowa Crop or move to the...
May 01, 2018
The National Association of Plant Breeders announced their first group of graduate and undergraduate Borlaug Scholars, and our students took three of the eight awards. Our Katelyn Fritz and Andrew Herr, juniors in Agronomy, were selected Borlaug Undergraduate Scholars. Our Kevin Falk, graduate...
April 30, 2018
As planting gets underway for farmers and researchers, Dr. Asheesh Singh's soybean lab will be able to plant more efficiently thanks to a donation from Monsanto. The St. Louis based agriculture company develops products and tools to help farmers aground the world grow crops more sustainably....
April 26, 2018
Honors students pursue individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences. As a part of their program, each Honors student plans, develops and completes an individual project. The results of those efforts were put on display at the Spring 2018 poster presentation of Honors...
April 26, 2018
by Fred Love, University News Service New technology developed by an interdisciplinary team of scientists at Iowa State University could allow anyone with a smartphone to see crops much the same way trained plant breeders and scientists do. The researchers’ findings, published recently in the...
April 23, 2018
Iowa State took home the Overall Sweepstakes Award for the fourth year in a row at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Contest held at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska on April 21. Teams from across the College of Agriculture of Life Sciences...
April 19, 2018
Stubbornly cold temperatures and winter storms affecting much of Iowa this spring shouldn’t cause undue alarm for farmers anxious to begin planting, according to an Iowa State University agronomist. At least, not for a few more days. Mark Licht, an assistant professor of agronomy, said Iowa...
April 16, 2018
On April 11, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate held a Research Conference. Various students were recognized for their contributions. Our Maria Betsabe Mantilla, graduate student with Dr. Maria Salas, received one of five Research Awards across the University. (Photo: Maria, third...
April 09, 2018
Using science to address food insecurity is Catherine Leafstedt’s passion. It’s a passion that’s driven her for the past four years and it’s one reason she’s been accepted to the University of Cambridge in England to pursue graduate school. Leafstedt, who has a double major in agronomy and...
April 05, 2018
By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research After reviewing dozens of applications, Iowa State University’s Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) has named nine faculty members to the second cohort of PSI Faculty Scholars. Faculty selected represent three of the...
April 04, 2018
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst made a stop at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm to talk about how research can impact and improve farmer's lives. Our Sotirios Archontoulis shared information about the Forecast and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS (FACTS)...
March 29, 2018
Imagine working alongside Cinderella and Indiana Jones. Elizabeth Schnicker, sophomore in agronomy, has an internship at "The Most Magical Place On Earth." As a plant science intern with Walt Disney World at Epcot in the Living With The Land greenhouses, Schnicker’s position is research...
March 28, 2018
Our Bradley Miller has been awarded the Dan Yaalon Young Scientist Medal by the International Union of Soil Sciences. Miller's current work in Agronomy advances the quantitative evaluation of spatial variations in environmental processes that affect the distribution of soil properties...
March 27, 2018
Kelli Roush, sophomore in agronomy, took first place individual at the National Soils Contest hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin. She, along with the 7 other top 8 place individual finishers, will travel to Brazil in August to compete in the International Soils Contest prior to the...
March 23, 2018
The Brown Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to two Agronomy Graduate students, Qi Mu and Mauricio Tejera. The Brown Graduate Fellowship is to be used to strategically advance ISU research in the areas of study that are governed by the Valentine Hammes Family and Leopold Hammes Brown Family Trust...
March 12, 2018
Seth Watkins is a Taylor County Iowa farmer taking a new approach. As a land owner involved in the Science-based Trial of Rowcrop Integrated Prairie Strips (STRIPS) since 2012, Seth has implemented a number of conservation practices: rotational grazing, restricted wildlife areas, riparian...
March 12, 2018
Our crops team traveled to the Kansas Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Crops Contest on Friday, March 9 in Manhattan, Kansas. Overall, the team placed second in the four-year division. Individual placings: 2nd place - Joshua DeGroot 4th place - Daniel...
March 09, 2018
Dr. David W. Staniforth (1919-1984) was a pioneer in the field of weed science. His research efforts helped to shape the effective weed control systems used by farmers today. His experience spanned the development of modern herbicide technology, beginning with work on the mode of action of 2,4-D...
March 09, 2018
July 20 - 27, 2018 The course will give students hands-on experience with agroecosystems. The joint effort between Dordt College, the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University brings students from across the Midwest together for a week of intensive discussion...
March 02, 2018
by Ellen Bombella, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service One of Andy VanLoocke's biggest accomplishments has been creating Global Agriculture in a Changing World, a course he created when he came to Iowa State. "I wanted to create a course that would tell people...
March 02, 2018
By Ellen Bombella, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service Ken Moore led the development of a distance education program in agronomy 19 years ago and this year he received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distance Education in Teaching Award for his hard...
March 02, 2018
by Ellen Bombella, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service Sotirios Archontoulis' curiosity about crops, soil and weather started at a very young age when he was growing up in Greece. He remembers going to the fields with his father, who was a farmer, in the heat of...
March 02, 2018
By Ellen Bombela, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service Jianming Yu is considered one of the top scientists in the world in quantitative genetics, which integrates plant breeding, genomics, molecular genetics and statistics. His goal is to develop and implement...
February 28, 2018
Row spacing is a management decision that often comes up as a priority for achieving high-yielding soybean. Research across the Midwest over several years has consistently shown that soybean planted in narrow rows (<30 inches) has a yield advantage compared to wide...
February 20, 2018
Plant pathologists at Iowa State University and University of Kentucky have confirmed that isolates of Cercospora sojina, the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides in Iowa. Frogeye leaf spot (Fig...
February 15, 2018
Mike Owen grew up in Ames. His dad was a faculty member for the Atomic Energy Commission during the “Little Ankeny Project.” “I grew up one house down from David Staniforth,” says Owen. “I started working on his crew in high school.” After high school, he became a botany major at Iowa State....
February 15, 2018
Iowa State junior Aimee Schulz is aiming to make a difference when it comes to global food security, and she's doing this through identifying ways to protect the genetic lines of indigenous maize. Or, what most of us refer to as corn. Aimee took on an ambitious research adventure her...
February 15, 2018
The Science Center of Iowa hosted a STEM for Girls event February 10. Groups in our department hosted two different booths. Michelle Graham and Jamie O'Rourke's team, our affiliates from the USDA, taught kids about DNA extraction using strawberries. Here in Agronomy, Michelle and Jamie use...
February 14, 2018
Congratulations! Our undergraduate Crops Team traveled to Goodwell, Oklahoma to participate in the contest hosted by Oklahoma Panhandle State University on February 10. As a team, the group took Second place. Individual overall rankings include: Coleman Kneifl – 4th Joshua DeGroot – 5th...
February 14, 2018
Jordan and Rebecca Vittetoe first met in an Iowa State soils class where they sat next to each other for the whole semester. Their first unofficial date they planned to study for their soils final but spent most of the time talking and not studying. They were married on November 14th, 2015 in...
February 08, 2018
In 2017, we tested several foliar fungicides on corn at six locations in Iowa: ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm (NWRF), Sutherland; Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (NERF), Nashua; Northern Research and Demonstration Farm (NRF), Kanawha; Southwest Research and Demonstration...
January 29, 2018
Just like people, plants need nutrients to help them grow. Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy, has put together a team of scientists from across the Midwest to better understand how micronutrients aid growth and development of soybeans. “Micronutrients are nutrients that are essential for...
January 29, 2018
DNA is everywhere, including the root system of plants. Up until now few have studied the genetic basis of root structure because it’s difficult to observe how roots grow underground. Asheesh Singh, professor of agronomy, and his doctorate student Kevin Falk are two of the few doing it with help...
January 29, 2018
Britt Moore comes from Chicago, Illinois where his interest in agronomy started. He attended a high school that focused on agriculture called CHSAS (Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.) He continued his education at Truman State where he got his bachelors in Ag science. Moore came to...
January 29, 2018
The Iowa State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences awards are selected each semester to highlight the excellent contributions of faculty and staff. The Department of Agronomy won several awards for the Spring 2018 semester. All awards will be given at the awards ceremony held March 8 at 4:10...
January 29, 2018
The Graduate Club offers the master's and doctoral candidates in the department an opportunity to socialize, gain leadership experience and provide opportunities to further research and presentation skills. The Club organizes the department seminar series every Fall. They hold various social events...
January 25, 2018
The Graduate Club elected new officers in January. Officers for 2018 are: President: Swetabh Patel VP: Henrique Uliana Trentin Secretary: Fernando Silva Aguilar Treasurer: Arthur Pereira da Silva Seminar Planning Chairs: Cassandra Winn & Teresa Middleton Social Committee:...
January 17, 2018
In response to problems with off-target movement and injury associated with dicamba applications on dicamba-resistant (Xtend) soybean, the EPA made significant changes to labels of the new dicamba products.  While much of the discussion has focused on the Restricted Use designation and the...
January 11, 2018
In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency reclassified Engenia®, FeXapan™ herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology, and Xtendimax® With VaporGrip® Technology as Restricted Use products and added additional restrictions and requirements to their use. One of the additional requirements stated...
December 21, 2017
2017 Statewide Summary Spring planting conditions throughout Iowa were cold and wet, and most soybean fields were planted later to accommodate corn planting. June turned exceptionally dry, particularly in southern Iowa. Soybean aphids arrived on soybean in mid-June, as they normally do in...
December 18, 2017
Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were better than expected, which will add to the largest grain surpluses in recent years. As of the November 9, 2017 USDA crop production estimates, national corn yield estimates exceeded 2016 production and were closer to 2016 production in Iowa than preharvest...
December 18, 2017
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to be the most-damaging soybean pathogen in the US and Canada. The nematode is widespread in fields through Iowa and much of the Midwest. Management options for SCN include growing nonhost crops (such as corn), growing SCN-resistant soybean varieties, and...
December 18, 2017
Soybean farmers have kept the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) “in check” for decades simply by growing SCN-resistant soybean varieties. Unfortunately, prolonged use of varieties with SCN resistance genes from a breeding line called PI 88788 has resulted in SCN populations building up increased...
December 18, 2017
The EPA recently announced changes to the new dicamba labels in response to widespread off-target plant injury in 2017.  The most significant change is classification of the new dicamba formulations as Restricted Use Products. Other changes will reduce the hours available to spray soybean...
December 18, 2017
Lately there have been lots of questions asked about sampling fields for plant-parasitic nematodes that feed on corn. This diverse group of microscopic worms includes some species that cause yield loss at very low population densities (numbers), other species that are not harmful until population...
December 18, 2017
When you think about which hybrids to plant next season, make sure to take into account all the relevant factors. When selecting hybrids, prioritize yield potential and risk management. There are a number of other components to...
December 18, 2017
When looking for soybean varieties, it is important to give as much thought to the process as you give to choosing corn hybrids. If you only choose one or two soybean varieties and do not take into consideration management and environmental...
December 18, 2017
Marestail (Conyza canadensis) is one of the most difficult weeds to manage in no-till soybean.  While classified as a winter annual, the plant has significant emergence in both late summer/early fall and in the spring.  This extended emergence period greatly complicates management since...
December 18, 2017
Corn harvest is fast approaching. This year’s corn maturity is about 5-10 days behind normal. With field dry down occurring in late September and October this year, there is the potential for a later harvest of corn at a higher moisture content. The rule of thumb has been that corn dries at a rate...
December 18, 2017
Soybean are nearing maturity across Iowa with minimal delay due to cool temperatures compared to 2016. However, soybean sensitivity to day length speeds up crop development towards physiological maturity. During senescence carbohydrates are converted into oils. Soybean seed moisture changes very...
December 08, 2017
Our Katelyn Fritz, senior, was selected as the first-place winner of the American Seed Trade Association's "Better Seed, Better Life" student video competition. Katelyn's focus is in plant breeding and biotechnology. Katelyn produced the video during her internship with Semilla Nueva, a small...
December 05, 2017
Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced today. Sotirios Archontoulis, an assistant professor of agronomy, was one of seven scientists from across the country...
November 30, 2017
Race recently received the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) Graduate Student Award for his efforts.
November 30, 2017
Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Complicates Ag Businesses' Seed Research Written by Amy Mayer and reprinted with permission from Harvest Media Publications   Puerto Rico’s hot winter days and warm nights have played a key role in the global seed business for more than 30 years. So,...
November 27, 2017
This citation honors College of Agriculture and Life Sciences early- or mid-career alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant advancement and achievement in their discipline, field or area of expertise. This award is given to individuals who have graduated within the last 15 years...
November 27, 2017
The undergraduate Crops Team had a successful showing at their Fall contests placing second at both the American Royal in Kansas City and the CME contest in Chicago the week of November 13.  American Royal - Individual placings #3 - Derrick Hoodjer #4 - Joshua DeGroot #7 - Elizabeth...
November 27, 2017
Recent years of high rainfall and prolonged wet soil conditions in Iowa have renewed interest to protect losses of fertilizer nitrogen (N) in corn. This study evaluated effect of N additives and a slow-release urea product on the soil NO3–N fraction of total inorganic N, mid–vegetative growth N...
November 27, 2017
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University agronomist is charting mechanisms – gene by gene – that could lead to soybean varieties resistant to sudden death syndrome. A paper published recently in the peer-reviewed academic journal Plant Physiology shows a gene found in a model plant called...
October 27, 2017
AMES, Iowa ­­– An Iowa State University sophomore studying agronomy and global resource systems is the 2017 recipient of an endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Emily Hugen from Monroe, Iowa, received the David Lambert ‘Hunger Fighter’ Memorial Scholarship...
October 25, 2017
Norman Borlaug was an Iowan who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for improving crop productivity and saving more than one billion people from starvation. Reading Borlaug's biography started Catherine Leafstedt, senior in agronomy down a path to fight world hunger. “It was such a cool...
October 25, 2017
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is a C4 species sensitive to the cold spring conditions that occur at northern latitudes, especially when coupled with excessive light, and that greatly affect the photosynthetic rate. The objective of this study was to discover genes/genomic regions...
October 25, 2017
Antonio Mallarino, Matthew Helmers, Richard Cruse, John Sawyer, Dan Jaynes  Issue: Cover crops are a recognized conservation practice to reduce soil erosion, and Iowa research has shown a winter cereal rye cover crop greatly reduces nitrate loss with subsurface drainage. However, little...
October 25, 2017
Marshall McDaniel, Mriganka De, Michael Thompson, Matt Liebman, Matthew Helmers Issue: The challenge with farming is balancing crop nutrient needs while minimizing losses. Fertilizer nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are added to agricultural fields to increase yields, but these...
October 25, 2017
Antonio Mallarino, Mazhar U. Haq Issue: Surface runoff accounts for the majority of phosphorus (P) from Iowa fields delivered to streams. Important fractions of runoff P are dissolved reactive P (orthophosphate P) and particulate (sediment-bound) P. Dissolved P is readily available to aquatic...
October 25, 2017
Javed Iqbal, Magdalena Necpalova, Sotirios V. Archontoulis, Robert P. Anex, Marie Bourguignon, Daryl Herzmann, David C. Mitchell, John E. Sawyer, Qing Zhu, Michael J. Castellano The frequency and intensity of extreme weather years, characterized by abnormal precipitation and temperature,...
October 25, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Organic agriculture practices eschew many synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, putting pressure on crops that conventional farming circumvents. That means an organic farmer who doesn’t use herbicides, for instance, would value crop varieties better suited to withstand weeds. Enter...
October 25, 2017
KaitlinTogliatti, Sotirios V.Archontoulis, RanaeDietzel, LailaPuntel, AndyVanLoocke Accurately forecasting crop yield in advance of harvest could greatly benefit decision makers when making management decisions. However, few evaluations have been conducted to determine the impact of including...
October 25, 2017
Our undergraduates did a tremendous job at the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences meeting, held in conjunction with the tri-society meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America...
October 20, 2017
Iowa State University agronomists and horticulturalists have joined forces to find the best relationship between row crops and perennial cover crops. They were awarded a National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant this year as part of the agency’s effort to support research on agricultural...
October 20, 2017
Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology. Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6, 2017 by Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Wang is the...
October 20, 2017
Taylor Berkshire is a senior majoring ing Agronomy, Environmental Science and international Agriculture. This summer, Taylor took part in the Dean’s Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program with Iowa State University in Rome, Italy for the month of May. She was part of a team that was...
October 20, 2017
Alyssa Dean is a Junior in Agronomy and Agricultural Business. This past summer, Alyssa worked for Heartland Coop in Treynor, Iowa and Henderson, Iowa as a crop scout/sales intern. To this point, Alyssa has did a little bit of everything with her internship. She tissue sampled...
October 20, 2017
Josh Behnke is a Senior in Agronomy He has been an Agronomy Club member for 3 years This summer, Josh was located in Northeast Iowa, based out of Dubuque for DuPont Pioneer. His title was Northeast Iowa Agronomy Sales Intern; he worked with the “Pioneer field agronomists to help...
October 20, 2017
Adam Guy is a Senior in Agronomy with a minor in Agricultural Business Adam has been heavily involved with Agronomy Club. He is currently serving as the club’s treasurer. In the past served as our CALS council representative and social chair. He has helped at popcorn and doughnut sales, 4-H...
October 20, 2017
Daniel Feucht is a Senior in Agronomy. Daniel has been an Agronomy Club member for two years. This past summer, Daniel worked for DuPont Pioneer as an agronomy intern covering Northern Illinois. He started out his summer with the responsibility of crop scouting plots. Daniel said...
September 25, 2017
Limiting Nitrogen Immobilization in Cover Crop Systems Funded by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Issue: Cover crops have significant potential to improve water quality by limiting erosion when row crops are not growing, and by limiting the loss of nitrogen by leaching. Yet widespread...
September 25, 2017
Amounts and Forms of Dissolved Phosphorus Lost with Surface Runoff as Affected by Phosphorus Management and Soil Conservation Practices Funded by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Issue: Surface runoff accounts for the majority of phosphorus (P) from Iowa fields delivered to streams....
September 25, 2017
Water quality evaluation of Prairie Strops across Iowa Funded by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Issue: The STRIPS project (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) conducted at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City showed integrating tallgrass...
September 25, 2017
Impacts of cover crops on phosphorus and nitrogen loss with surface run off Funded by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Issue: Cover crops are a recognized conservation practice to reduce soil erosion, and Iowa research has shown a winter cereal rye cover crop greatly reduces nitrate loss...
September 25, 2017
Does Quantity and Quality of Tile Drainage Water Impact In-stream Eutrophication Potential? Evidence from a Long-term Biofuel Cropping Systems Experiment Funded by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Issue: The challenge with farming is balancing crop nutrient needs while minimizing losses....
September 25, 2017
The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its Iowa Crop Performance Tests for Soybeans, which offers Iowa farmers independent information to help select the best soybeans for their needs. Founded in 1902,...
September 25, 2017
Micronutrients are needed in very small quantities by plants, but are essential for their growth and production. A search for understanding how micronutrients can be better managed in the Midwest’s soybean fields has led to new research and a regional publication on the topic. This research and...
September 25, 2017
Valeria Cano Camacho, a junior in agronomy,was presented the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 21 in Ankeny. Cano Camacho was one of five undergraduate students nationwide to receive the award. This is the second year the award was presented as a...
September 25, 2017
Dr. Ken Moore, professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University, has been awarded the Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomy Professorship. This honor is granted to agronomy faculty for exemplary performance in a number of different areas such as teaching and advising or research or scholarship. Moore will receive...
September 22, 2017
A new class is requiring agronomy students to give up part of their summer. While it might sound like a bummer, they are looking forward to it. Dubbed Agronomy 279, the new class is one sophomores majoring in Agronomy will have to take to graduate. The class will meet for the first time during the...
September 22, 2017
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University is a partner institution in a new, $104 million research center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the project will study the next generation of plant-based, sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and...
September 14, 2017
Professors Leonor Leandro, Larry Halverson, Gwyn Beattie, and Matt Liebman received a new grant from NIFAAFRI- foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems on April 1, 2017.  The grant is titled “Unraveling the mechanisms underlying beneficial impacts of...
September 08, 2017
Adam Guy is a Senior in Agronomy with a minor in Agricultural Business. This summer, Adam worked for the Iowa Soybean Association located in Ankeny, Iowa. Adam has been working on collecting data for soybean cyst nematode, cover crops, row spacing and corn root worm fields studies...
September 08, 2017
Our Stephanie Shuler (senior) won the West Central Division Outstanding Intern Award with Helena Chemical Company. Stephanie was a summer sales and agronomy intern for the Hutchinson, KS, wholesale location. During her summer internship, Stephanie worked with many of Helena’s dealer customers...
June 27, 2017
Researchers from Iowa State University are part of a “New Carbon Economy” consortium launched by the Center for Carbon Removal in partnership with several research institutions. The initiative has the goal of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into valuable...
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