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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...

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