The American Phytopathological Society (APS) named Plant Pathology and Microbiology Professor Gary Munkvold a Fellow at their 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio in August. The award recognizes individuals for distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the APS.
Ames, IA (July 20, 2017) — The online Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB) at Iowa State University (ISU) will celebrate 10 years of delivering online education to seed industry professionals this year. To commemorate this milestone the program will be rolling out several initiatives in the coming years, including a football tailgate party this fall to be held before an Iowa State Cyclones football game.
Seed Science Center visiting scientist Stephen Smith earned one of the American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA) most prestigious awards June 23 during their summer meeting. Smith was named recipient of the Association's Lifetime Honorary Member Award.
Indian Chief Minister Visits Iowa State University To Launch Seed Research Project
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has signed an agreement to partner with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to create a seed research center.
AMES, Iowa—The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University honored one of the seed industry’s greatest champions, Owen J. Newlin, with a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement and Service Award for Seed Science, Technology and Systems.
The first recipient of the Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Scholarship was recognized February 15 during the Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
This year, 10 Iowa State University Scholarship recipients were honored February 15 during the 2017 Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference in Des Moines.
Congratulations to Agronomy Associate Professor Susana Goggi and her research team. Their article titled “Soybean proteins GmTic110 and GmPsbP are crucial for chloroplast development and function” (Vol 252: 76-87) was featured on the cover of Plant Science Journal. @ISUSeedSci
Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra was highlighted in the December issue of Seed World Magazine.
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner in a World Bank project to strengthen graduate education and collaborative research in crop improvement in Africa.
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert.
The first recipients of a new endowed scholarship for undergraduate students at Iowa State University (ISU) are scheduled to be announced Thursday, October 13, during a luncheon held in conjunction with the World Food Prize’s 2016 Borlaug Dialogue.
Two new programs have been established to benefit producers and the environment, the cover crop program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) pollinator program. These programs support ecosystems health and enhance crop production and management.
The sudden illness and passing of Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Health Testing Coordinator Lisa Shepherd Jenkins in the summer of 2015 necessitated an immediate and extraordinary effort be put forth by Seed Science Center faculty and staff.
In 2016, as part of an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana—Feed the Future Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) Project, Iowa State agreed to assess the capacity needs of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI).
STB Program Coordinator Lori Youngberg and Program Chair Gary Munkvold hired a new program assistant in June. Cindy Robertson will work with Youngberg and Munkvold to market and expand the STB program. She will also assist with administration of the National Seed Health System.
The U.S. is Korea’s top supplier for a wide variety of agricultural products. As one of the world’s top importers of commodity grain, Korea stands as a critical export market for Iowa corn and soybeans. Because Korea sources commodity grains from the U.S.
Seed Conditioning Specialist Alan Gaul and Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr facilitate Seed Science Center shortcourses and workshops for seed industry professionals around the world each year from April through August.
Dr. Charles Block, Seed Health Testing Coordinator, is co-editor of the first edition Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests recently released by the American Phytopathological Society.
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Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra, and Associate Dean of Extension Programs and Outreach John Lawrence, welcomed Telangana Minister of Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy (third from left) to the Seed Science Center in August of 2016.