Sunflowers need nitrogen to survive, but too much can decrease the quality of seeds
Researchers identify which lima bean inoculants provide economical and environmental benefits
Updated research will help farmers choose maturity group and seeding rate for double-crop soybeans
Scientists have invested great time and effort into making connections between a crop’s genotype and its phenotype. But environmental conditions play a role as well. Iowa State University researchers untangle those complex interactions with the help of advanced data analytics in a newly published study.
Adding wheat can boost yields, increase economic return, and improve soil
An Iowa State University agronomist is developing new computer models of soil erosion and topography changes, requiring both innovative big-data technology as well as painstaking validation of soil measurements in the real world. The National Science Foundation recently awarded Bradley Miller an early career development grant to support the research.
Chicken manure, known as poultry litter, is an age-old fertilizer. New research shows it can improve soils and increase crop yield, a boon for farmers.
Nitrogen is essential for crops, but when it gets into the water supply, it spells big trouble. Scientists are trying to help farmers strike the right balance by measuring their fields.
Nebraska research team helps identify the best weed control program to help farmers control Palmer amaranth in soybean fields
Chad Hart, professor of economics and grain markets specialist, Iowa State University 515-294-9911, [email protected] Corn and soybean prices have risen 50-60% from where they’ve been over the past few years, and Hart said that will incentivize farmers across the country…
Research highlights shrub willow’s ability to store carbon, provide ecosystem services, and adapt to different geographical regions.
Steinacher recognized for his leadership and commitment helping farmers achieve sustainability.
Protecting plants helps the United Nations meet many of its sustainable development goals
Chang brings experience in partnerships and team-building
Differences in nitrogen loss intensity between livestock and crops confirm the need for change.
Iowans are helping to shape the future of NASA’s satellite missions. Faculty from Iowa State and Iowa were among 13 scientists selected to serve on a congressionally mandated panel to advise NASA on which satellite missions should continue and which should be grounded.
Research shows nitrogen efficiency and productivity not a tradeoff
Farmers and their advisers can attend national or regional webinars
Diversifying agricultural systems beyond a narrow selection of crops leads to a range of ecosystem improvements while also maintaining or improving yields, according to a new study that analyzed thousands of previously conducted experiments. Diversification practices such as crop rotations and planting prairie strips can lead to “win-win” results that protect the environment without sacrificing yields, according to the analysis.
As society grapples with deep concerns over racial inequities and other social justice issues, members of the Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF) have embarked on a mission to foster change from within.
The 4 R’s Advances in Primary Research of Nutrient Stewardship
Artificial intelligence and simulation models use agricultural data for crop improvement
High yields, conservation benefits seen from well-managed perennial groundcover
Coconuts are one of the most useful agronomic crops in the world
Theme of the all-virtual meeting is Translating Visionary Science to Practice
Sand particles coated in oil could help farmers hold more moisture in the soil
Agronomists, crop scientists, and soil scientists from around the world to meet virtually
Study finds switching up autumn-winter crop improves soils, pocketbooks
A new project will help farmers use innovative technology to share data in an effort to improve production. The effort, recently funded by a federal grant, will start out as a small pilot project and gradually expand to hundreds of farmers.
Research suggests the economic loss from wheel-traffic compaction for farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota could exceed 1 billion USD
New slow-darkening pinto bean varieties show benefits for farmers and consumers
A $10 million federal grant will power a multi-institutional consortium aiming to create new value chains on U.S. farms. The consortium will innovate methods for farmers to make more efficient use of resources with an emphasis on the generation of renewable natural gas, improved rural economic outcomes and protection of the environment.
New research shows enormous potential for developing improved short-duration rice varieties
Research investigates how fluorine levels affect beneficial soil microbes
Third annual conference transitions to virtual format for the first time
The Iowa State University Department of Agronomy is the first North American entity to join the Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM) Initiative. The computer modeling tools predict crop production in light of climate, genotype, soil and management factors.
Using integrated pest management to decide if pesticide is warranted
Precision agriculture technologies can improve efficiency on smaller farms
Beneficial bacteria in reused poultry litter can reduce Salmonella levels
Smallholder farms supply majority of world’s food supply but still face poverty.
Soybean yields decreased when planted after cereal rye
Researchers develop new annual ryegrass for earlier fall planting in the southeastern U.S.
Managing Harvests of ‘Russell’ and ‘Tifton 44’ Bermudagrass Receiving Broiler Litter for Phosphorus Removal and Nutritive Value
Saltwater intrusion means farmers must adapt their management practices.
With a little training, farmers and scientists can use drones to grow food more efficiently
A recently published study analyzed a combination of soil tests to gauge corn nitrogen needs more accurately than the standard chemical tests that have been in use for roughly 50 years. The research could result in economic benefits to farmers and improved environmental quality.
Patience is a virtue for on-farm flood recovery
Soil gets more than just “cover” from cover crops.
Technology lends a hand during tedious seed counting process
Genetic engineering makes cotton seeds safe for human consumption