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The USDA does not have access to enough FMD vaccine to avoid devastating economic consequences to the U.S. economy, should an outbreak occur.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]