Iowa State University is once again offering a series of workshops on seed conditioning and quality testing procedures this summer. The workshop dates are rapidly approaching, so we are sending this brief reminder in the event either you or a co-worker might be interested in the program. These are small group sessions that feature a mix of classroom and “hands on” equipment operation in our pilot plant at t
People all over the world are showing support for Ukraine as its citizens try to fend off a Russian invasion that has left hundreds dead, thousands homeless and millions fearful of what could become of their country. But for Iowa, it is a personal matter that hits close to home.
AMES, IA – Twelve scholarships were given to Eleven Iowa State University (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students at the 2022 Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference on February 9, in Des Moines, Iowa. Nine Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded.
When it comes to tackling problems, Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center(SSC) Marketing Specialist l Calli Sandahl doesn’t give up until she finds a solution. She says that is one of her strongest assets. Calli, who graduated from ISU in 2015 with two bachelor’s degrees in Communications Studies and Speech Communications and Rhetoric began her career at the SSC on September 20, 2021.
AMES, Ia – University classes are typically scheduled during the day and evening hours. So, if you think about staying up until one o’clock in the morning, a college lecture on seed conditioning is probably not what you envision. But when you are called upon to train seed professionals from all over the globe, sometimes your schedule isn’t nine to five.
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Seed Science Center is now taking applications for the 2021 David Lambert “Hunger Fighter” scholarship of $1,000.
Ames, IA - As any gardener knows, healthy plants come from healthy seeds. Free from pathogens, healthy seeds are a prerequisite for sustainable agriculture and food systems. Best practices when crops are in the ground are meant to protect seeds from exposure to pests and diseases, but there are many ways by which seeds can be infected by disease-causing organisms.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center (ISU-SSC) will roll out a training program this year to develop seed systems and spur agricultural biotechnology applications in the Philippines.
AMES, Ia. – A student well-known at the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship. Nolan Monaghan has worked in the Seed Lab Dividing Room conducting purity analyses on seed samples for the past two semesters.
The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) and Iowa Seed Association (ISA) are accepting applications for 15 scholarships, which is an increase in the number of awards from previous years. Twelve 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
The Iowa State University Seed Science Center (SSC) Seed Laboratory welcomes Mattea Boettcher as the new Customer Care Assistant. Seed Lab Manager Michael Stahr says she is an excellent addition to the staff.
Dr. Silvina Arias and Dr. Charles Block have received a $38,882 grant from the American Seed Trade Association’s Seed Science Foundation (SSF) to develop a test that will differentiate between two closely-related corn bacteria. One of the bacteria causes Stewart’s wilt, a disease that prevents corn seed from being exported.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center (SSC) has been awarded two back-to-back grants to strengthen the capacities of national seed and biosafety authorities in the Philippines and Africa.
Iowa State University (ISU) junior, Jensina Davis is the 2020 winner of the annual David Lambert “Hunger Fighter” scholarship award. She will be presented the award during the virtual ISU Borlaug lecture, featuring 2020 World Food Prize laureate, Rattan Lal, on Monday, October 12.
The David Lambert “hunger fighter” Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 is open to sophomore and junior students in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (including Agricultural Engineering) with an interest in seed science, global food security and/or child nutrition.
Lori Youngberg is more than your average graduate program coordinator, she is an advocate and a friend for the Seed Technology and Business (STB) students who gets personal satisfaction out of helping them achieve their educational goals and dreams. Lori goes out of her way to make sure her students feel like part of the Cyclone family, even though they are learning online.
Sales of certified organic goods have more than doubled since 2011, yet it remains difficult for a conventional farmer to transition to organic farming due to onerous government regulations, record keeping requirements, certification rules, and fees. It is a problem a group of Iowa State University (ISU) researchers would like to solve for small and mid-sized farms to help them become more competit
Jianru “Jane” Chen has a smile that brightens the day of her co-workers, but it is her eye for detail and laser focus that make her stand out as a Seed Analyst II in the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) Seed Lab.