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2016 Symposium Poster Competition Winners

2016 Symposium Poster Competition WinnersThree 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.

New Corn Disease Compendium Released

Dr. Gary Munkvold, plant pathology and microbiology, is co-editor of the fourth edition of the Compendium of Corn Disease, just released by the American Phytopathological Society. Read More.

Manual Introduces Process Management Concepts

Quality Management Manual Now AvailableQuality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries: A Reference Manual authored by Joe Cortes and Adelaida Harries is now available in the Iowa State University Extension Online Store.

Blake Installs Seed Testing Equipment, Trains Seed Entrepreneurs in Ghana

Blake AfricaIn December 2015, Iowa State Seed Analyst Jessica Blake supervised the installation of new seed testing equipment in three recently constructed Ghana Seed Inspection Unit (GSIU) seed testing labs. The labs, located in northern Ghana in the towns of Bolgatanga, Wa, and Tamale, were designed by Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr as part of the USAID Ghana—Fee

Smith Discusses Ways to Improve Maize Productivity

Stephen Smith SeminarStephen Smith, ISU agronomy affiliate professor and Seed Science Center visiting scientist, presented a seminar titled “Continuing the Improved Productivity of Maize: Genetic Gain or Genetic Pain?” at the Seed Science Center in April 02 2016.

Nine ISU Scholars Honored at 2016 Iowa Seed Association Meeting

2016 ISU Iowa Seed Association ScholarsNine Iowa State students were awarded $1,000 scholarships at the Iowa Seed Association Agribusiness Showcase and Conference in Des Moines on February 10, 2016. Haleigh Summers was named the Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar at the event. She received $500 in addition to a $1,000 ISA scholarship.

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