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.
By Michael Stahr
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.
Eight Iowa State University students were honored February 14 during the 2018 Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference in Des Moines.
Keynote Speaker Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, praised the Government of Andhra Pradesh for its efforts to enhance agricultural technology for smallholders during the AP AgTech Summit 2017 held November 15 - 17 in Visakhapatnam, India.
Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra and Global Program Leader Dileepkumar Guntuku represented Iowa State University at a "Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony" held October 9, 2017, in Thangadancha Village, located in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.
In October 2017, Seed Science Center Scientist and Senior Engineer Yuh-Yuan Shyy was named a Tenured Honorary Professor by the Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) located in Jilin, China.
(Commentary by Seed lab Manager, Mike Stahr)
October 19, 2017
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University sophomore studying agronomy and global resource systems is the 2017 recipient of an endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert.
Agronomy Professor Susana Goggi was promoted to Professor in July 2017. Goggi has served the Agronomy Department and the Seed Science Center for 17 years.
Iowa Seed & Biosafety News —10/01/17
The National Genetics Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC) met in Kansas City in July.
Seed Science Center Manjit Misra has served as chair of the council since being appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack in 2012. His second term ends in 2017.