Applying science to advance crop production systems while protecting and improving air, soil and water quality. From basic molecular-level discovery to field-oriented applied projects, grant funded research is conducted on farms across the state as well as greenhouses and growth chambers in the off season providing tremendous hands-on experience at all degree levels.
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.
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.
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.
Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Complicates Ag Businesses' Seed Research
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, the devastation wrought on the U.S. territory by Hurricane Maria in September stretches to the croplands of the Midwest and Great Plains.
KaitlinTogliatti, Sotirios V.Archontoulis, RanaeDietzel, LailaPuntel, AndyVanLoocke
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 systems and production of biomaterials and fuels. Ken Moore, David Laird, and Andy Lenssen, all professors of agronomy, and Shui-zhang Fei, associate professor of horticulture, make up the team.
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
The Office of the Vice President for Research serves the research community at Iowa State University by providing essential services such as faculty development, training and mentorship; grant proposal and award support; and research compliance support.