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.
The Iowa State University Seed Science Center (ISU-SSC) will break ground on a 2,000 square foot growth room addition in summer, 2019. The addition, funded by donors, will provide valuable new space for student research.
Photo taken February 19, 2019 at the Argentinian Cooperative Association. In the photo is soybean breeder Lucas Salas (ACA), Dr. Gary Munkvold , Erica (ACA), and Antonio Ivancovich (Universidad Nacional de Noroeste Buenos Aires)
An Iowa State University professor is the recipient of the 2019 Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Honorary Membership Award. Dr. Susana Goggi, Professor of Agronomy, has dedicated her life to addressing major seed quality issues confronting the seed industry in Iowa and globally.
AMES, IA - Eleven scholarships were given to ten Iowa State University (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students at the 2019 Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference on February 13, in Des Moines, Iowa. Eight Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. One of ISA awarded students was selected as the Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar and received an additional $500 scholarship.
AMES, Iowa – A start-up company founded by two Iowa State University researchers is receiving a national honor for an invention named one of 2019’s best innovations in agricultural, food and biological engineering and technology.
The use of soil might be an option for the germination testing of untreated soybean seed with fungal problems.
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By Megan Lutz, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service
"I like seeds... in each one of them is that urge of life waiting to express itself," said Manjit Misra, the director of the Seed Science Center. "They're so tiny but they are a powerhouse."
Misra is originally from India and in 1971 moved to Missouri where he "got two degrees and met his wife." He has been at Iowa State since 1979 and is receiving the Outstanding Achievement in International Agriculture Award.
Manjit Misra, director of the Seed Science Center and professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, was presented the 2018 ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award during the 2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, on August 1.
Seed Science Center Global Program Manager Dileepkumar Guntuku was named a recipient of the Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, September 14, during the University's 2018 Annual Award Ceremony.
Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra was awarded the International Service Award September 14 during the University's 2018 Annual Award Ceremony.