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Iowa State Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business Celebrates 100th Graduate

The Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB) at Iowa State University (ISU) has had an exciting and productive 2022 and are ending the year with a big celebration!

In November of 2022 the STB program celebrated its 100th graduate with Nick Wilmoth successfully defending his final creative component on developing seedling assays to determine the effectiveness of seed treatments against soil-borne pathogens. Read more about Iowa State Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business Celebrates 100th Graduate

SEED SCIENCE CENTER AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY AND CNFA PARTNER TO ADDRESS GLOBAL FOOD INSECURITY

DES MOINES, Iowa – Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), based in Washington, D.C., and the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University, based in Ames, Iowa, have formalized their collaboration by signing a memorandum of understanding during the World Food Prize Foundation’s Read more about SEED SCIENCE CENTER AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY AND CNFA PARTNER TO ADDRESS GLOBAL FOOD INSECURITY

Seed Conditioning and Quality Testing Workshops are Back and In-Person

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 Read more about Seed Conditioning and Quality Testing Workshops are Back and In-Person

The SSC Welcomes Calli Sandahl to the Team

    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. Read more about The SSC Welcomes Calli Sandahl to the Team

ISU plays an integral role in training seed experts globally

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. Read more about ISU plays an integral role in training seed experts globally

Iowa State, implementer of the National Seed Health System, marks 20 years as “CDC for seeds”

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. Read more about Iowa State, implementer of the National Seed Health System, marks 20 years as “CDC for seeds”

SSC and ISA to award 15 scholarships; Hope to help students facing COVID related financial hardships

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 Read more about SSC and ISA to award 15 scholarships; Hope to help students facing COVID related financial hardships

SSC Researchers Receive Grant to Develop a Test Which Could Help Expedite Corn Seed Exports

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. Read more about SSC Researchers Receive Grant to Develop a Test Which Could Help Expedite Corn Seed Exports

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