Congratulations to Agronomy Associate Professor Susana Goggi and her research team. Their article titled “Soybean proteins GmTic110 and GmPsbP are crucial for chloroplast development and function” (Vol 252: 76-87) was featured on the cover of Plant Science Journal. @ISUSeedSci
Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra was highlighted in the December 2016 issue of Seed World Magazine.
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner in a World Bank project to strengthen graduate education and collaborative research in crop improvement in Africa.
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert.
The first recipients of a new endowed scholarship for undergraduate students at Iowa State University (ISU) are scheduled to be announced Thursday, October 13, during a luncheon held in conjunction with the World Food Prize’s 2016 Borlaug Dialogue.
Two new programs have been established to benefit producers and the environment, the cover crop program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) pollinator program. These programs support ecosystems health and enhance crop production and management.
The sudden illness and passing of Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Health Testing Coordinator Lisa Shepherd Jenkins in the summer of 2015 necessitated an immediate and extraordinary effort be put forth by Seed Science Center faculty and staff.
In 2016, as part of an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana—Feed the Future Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) Project, Iowa State agreed to assess the capacity needs of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI).
STB Program Coordinator Lori Youngberg and Program Chair Gary Munkvold hired a new program assistant in June. Cindy Robertson will work with Youngberg and Munkvold to market and expand the STB program. She will also assist with administration of the National Seed Health System.
The U.S. is Korea’s top supplier for a wide variety of agricultural products. As one of the world’s top importers of commodity grain, Korea stands as a critical export market for Iowa corn and soybeans. Because Korea sources commodity grains from the U.S.
Seed Conditioning Specialist Alan Gaul and Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr facilitate Seed Science Center shortcourses and workshops for seed industry professionals around the world each year from April through August.
Dr. Charles Block, Seed Health Testing Coordinator, is co-editor of the first edition Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests recently released by the American Phytopathological Society.
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Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra, and Associate Dean of Extension Programs and Outreach John Lawrence, welcomed Telangana Minister of Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy (third from left) to the Seed Science Center in August of 2016.
From left: Additional Chief Secretary to Govmt. Varinder Singh Kundu, Dean Wendy Wintersteen, Minister of Agriculture Om Prakash Dhankar, and Center Director Manjit Misra are pictured at the Seed Science Center August 9.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and a nine-member Cuban delegation, including Cuban Minister of Agriculture Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero, visited the Seed Science Center on June 3.
The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) honored seed-industry veteran Dr. Owen J. Newlin with its inaugural Lifetime Industry Achievement Award--hereinafter known as the Owen J. Newlin Lifetime Seed Industry Achievement Award--which recognizes exceptional professionals whose career contributions to the seed industry span more than 50 years. Dr.
Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr was elected Vice President of the Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) in May and installed at their annual meeting with SCST (Society of Commercial Seed Technologists in Portland, Oregon in June.
In June, Scientist Yuh-Yuan Shyy received an alumni award from the Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering (BIME) at National Taiwan University located in Taipei, Taiwan.
ISU Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and President of the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School Jeffrey Lansdale signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on future international development projects April 13, 2016, during the Global Food Security
An open house and unveiling ceremony was held Tuesday April 12, 2016, to honor Lisa Shepherd Jenkins, former Seed Science Center Seed Health Testing Coordinator.
Three individuals earned cash prizes in the poster competition held during the 2016 GFSC & Leroy & Barbara Everson Symposium. This is the first time that a poster competition has been held in conjunction with the symposium.