AMES, Iowa – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the seed health experts in Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center are working diligently to provide economic stability that helps protect $1.6 billion in annual seed exports by the U.S. seed industry.
Left to Right: Dr. Thomas Brumm, Madeline Frischmeyer, Erin Strichter, Haley Stahl, Governor Kim Reynolds, Eric Heick, Brandyn Chapman, Louis Burton, Malcolm St. Cyr, Dr. Manjit Misra
Dr. Leroy Everson spent more than 30 years at Iowa State University (ISU) as a seed scientist and served as Director of the Seed Science Center (SSC), until his retirement in 1980. The father of four and former Navy lieutenant commander passed away in 2005, yet his legacy at ISU lives on through the generosity of his children.
For the past seven years John Everson, along with his sisters, Karin Everett, Grace Turley, and Mary Everson, continued funding the seed science scholarship established by their father and the annual seed symposium named in their parents’ honor.
World Food Prize Press Release: This week, in his last act as President of the World Food Prize Foundation, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn presented Iowa State University with the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion. Iowa State University joined the past honorees as only the ninth recipient of the Borlaug Medallion. Presented in the spirit of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, this award recognizes world leaders and exceptional institutions for their impact on issues of global food security that benefit humankind.
With global food demand set to double by the year 2050, it is important for farmers and agriculture professionals to have good data in order to improve productivity and feed a growing world population. That is part of the reason why the Ivy College of Business and the Seed Science Center are teaming up to study the digital agriculture ecosystem. The study is being spearheaded by Dr.
Dr. Alka Singh, Professor and Principal Scientist from the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, spent two weeks in October 2019 as a guest researcher at the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC).
Save-the-Date for 2020 Seed Quality Workshops
AMES, IA – The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) and Iowa Seed Association are accepting applications for 11 scholarships. This year, nine Iowa Seed Association (ISA) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded along with the $1,000 Bill Latham Memorial Scholarship and the $1,000 Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Scholarship. The Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar will also receive an additional $500.
AMES, IA – A science educator and a film producer were honored at the 2019 Everson Global Seed Symposium. The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) gave the Lifetime Achievement and Service Award in Seed Science Technology and Systems to two very deserving individuals.
A Seed Science Center postdoctoral researcher has accepted a new position as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. Dr. Silvina Arias has worked at the Iowa State SSC for three years with Dr. Charles Block and Dr. Gary Munkvold on the role of seeds in the epidemiology of bacterial leaf streak of maize, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv.
Plant Pathology and Microbiology Professor Gary Munkvold was honored Monday, September 23 with the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. The annual recognition, presented by the Iowa Board of Regents, recognizes tenured faculty members who are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to Iowa State University (ISU) or the state of Iowa.
A familiar face has returned to the Iowa State University (ISU) campus. Dr.
There is a new face at the Iowa State University Seed Science Center (SSC). Bobbie Jo Gustafson joined the staff as an Administrative Specialist II on August 26, 2019. Gustafson, who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Design at ISU in 1997, says she is excited to be back on campus and at the SSC.
It is with great sadness the Iowa State University Seed Science Center (ISU-SSC) announces the passing of Dr. Bruce Maunder on Monday, August 5, 2019. Dr. Maunder was a friend and served as Chair to the ISU-SSC advisory council since 1994. He, and his wife Kathy, contributed to the education of many future seed scientists though anonymous donations to various ISU-SSC scholarships.
AMES, Iowa – Registration is now open for the 2019 Everson Global Seed Symposium at Iowa State University, October 14-15, 2019. The symposium, held in conjunction with the World Food Prize in Des Moines, will feature some of the brightest minds in seed business, technology, science and art.
An Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) staff member and graduate student has achieved what no other current employee has: accreditation as a Registered Genetic Technologist (RGT).
Priyanka Jayashankar pictured in red, serving meals in India
May 13th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — A film showcasing the science and beauty of seeds, produced by an Iowa State University seed scientist, is set for a public viewing at Reiman Gardens.
“Seeds! Diversity of Wonder,” will be screened at 6 p.m. June 16 at the gardens, located at 1407 University Blvd., in Ames. The viewing is open to the public at no charge.
AMES, Iowa – If you love tomatoes, you may want to plant your own or buy local this spring or potentially face paying higher prices at the grocery store. Iowa State University Seed Science Center (ISU-SSC) is working with SENASICA, the department of Agriculture in Mexico, to help identify and stop the sprea
Ames, IA – The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) provides educational opportunities all over the world. During the first week of May 2019, 23 seed professionals attended the Seed Corn Conditioning Workshop in Mexico City taught by Alan Gaul, SSC Seed Conditioning Specialist
The Iowa State University Seed Science Center will host a presentation by Dr. Alan Taylor, Professor of Seed Science and Technology, at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, AgriTech, on Monday, April 29, 10 a.m.
AMES, Iowa – A farmer using big data technology to manage pesticide application or a school cafeteria director conducting an audit to reduce food waste are both saving money by investing in sustainability.
AMES, Iowa – A new film helmed by an Iowa State University scientist showcases the science of seeds, as well as their beauty.
The National Seed Health System (NSHS) based at the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) is on the front lines in the fight against a disease which effects cucurbit plants such as watermelon, squash, cucumber, pumpkin and other types of gourds.