Iowa State University

Monsanto, Climate Corp, ISU to start water quality project

· June 6, 2018

Monsanto and The Climate Corporation are partnering up 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 researchers with valuable information on management practices that help keep nitrogen fertilizer from entering surrounding waterways. Monsanto and The Climate […]

John Deere to build test spray lab at Iowa State Research Park

· April 26, 2018

John Deere has announced a new investment at the Iowa State University Research Park — a 33,000-square-foot test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology. “As a leader in precision agriculture, John Deere is focused on providing customers with innovative, high quality products and services,” said Aaron Wetzel, Deere’s vice president of the global crop […]

Iowa State: Soybean cyst nematodes are still a serious concern

· April 17, 2018

Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, says an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are on a slow-moving train heading towards a cliff,” Greg Tylka, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, said of the push […]

Iowa State study: ROI reason farms not adopting cover crops

· March 13, 2018

Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for widespread adoption of the practice. In 2017, Iowa fields planted to cover crops grew to 760,000 acres, with less than […]

Iowa State research finds wind turbines good for crops

· March 6, 2018

Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive said Gene Takle, Iowa State agronomy professor. He has led a team of plant and soil scientists along with extension […]

Iowa State research: Black light could reduce livestock odor

· September 14, 2017

Iowa State University researchers may have found a way to reduce the stank from livestock facilities … black light. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and his team are using black light to help neutralize the volatile components that make up objectionable odors. Shined on surfaces coated with a thin layer […]

Ag real estate biz Terva gets boost from Ag Startup Engine

· August 25, 2017

Terva, the ‘Zillow of agricultural farm real estate,‘ is getting some seed money from the Ag Startup Engine at the Iowa State University Research Park. This is the fifth Iowa-based startup ASE has invested in since its formation. The Ag Startup Engine effort was launched two years ago to help address two fundamental gaps that […]

Veterinarians investigates virus causing pig polio

· October 14, 2016

Thanks to an effective vaccine, the U.S. human population has been polio-free since 1979. That might not be the case for pigs now. A veterinary researcher at Iowa State University has discovered a novel virus in the central nervous tissues of young pigs with polio-like weakness in their hind legs. Paulo Arruda, an assistant professor […]

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