Iowa State University Department of Entomology Insect Zoo continues to educate Iowans. The Insect Zoo was featured on the children’s segment of the Iowa Outdoors program. If you missed the show you can view it here.
I provide disease management advice for horticultural commodities in Iowa - fruits, vegetables, shade and forest trees, herbaceous ornamentals, and turfgrasses. A major emphasis is evaluating biological and reduced-chemical Integrated Pest Management techniques to enhance the sustainability of Iowa fruit and vegetable farms. These projects involve research trials on ISU farms as well as demonstration trials on commercial fruit and vegetable farms. My research and extension efforts are closely linked.
The Nutritional Sciences Council (NSC) has been in existence since the early 1950s and is composed of nutritional scientists at Iowa State University. The Council promotes nutrition research that emphasizes the development of a strong background in fundamental human and animal nutritional sciences. Graduate fellowship and assistantship stipends are available.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is proud to award well over $3 million in scholarships to our students each year. Thanks to the generous donations of businesses, organizations and individual families, we offer a wide variety of awards to suit our students’ varying needs.
The Genome Informatics Facility serves as a centralized resource of expertise on the application of emerging sequencing technologies and open source software as applied to biological systems. Its mission is to integrate this knowledge into pipelines that are easy to understand and use by faculty, staff and students to enable the transformation of ‘big data’ into data that dramatically accelerates our understanding of biology and evolutionary processes.
The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University is a center of excellence nationally and internationally in seed research, education, technology transfer, and international seed programs. It provides a focus for teaching, research, and extension programs on seed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and it is a global leader in introducing science into policy to benefit world seed trade.