September 03, 2022

Aline Sartor Chicowski, a doctoral candidate in Plant Pathology with a minor in Genetics, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Whitham, was selected for the 2022 Corteva DELTA Symposium held in Indianapolis (Aug 1-3) at the Corteva world headquarters. Aline is also a recipient of the 2022 DELTA research grant. 

August 16, 2022

The Iowa Soybean Research Center would like to extend a big thank you to the more than 40 volunteers who showed up to help with the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center to help with the Meals from the Heartland event on Friday, August 5th, and to Cargill for their very generous donation to cover the cost of the ingredients! We couldn’t have done it without you all!

August 16, 2022

Professor W. Allen Miller has been appointed as the plant virus Editor for the Journal of Virology.

Dr. Miller will be responsible for all manuscripts involving plant viruses, RNA viruses of insects, as well as papers on certain human RNA viruses such as Zika and related viruses.

Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology, is generally regarded as the top virology journal dedicated entirely to original, basic research papers on all types of viruses.

July 23, 2022

AMES, Iowa – A new creative face has joined the Integrated Pest Management program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Sebastian Eugene Bartholomew is a fictional but believable phytopoet who muses on mold, ponders plants and bellows bug ballads. He is at the epicenter of the Phytopoetry Project, which has made its debut on the IPM YouTube channel.

July 23, 2022

Join Plant Pathologist Ed Zaworski as he speaks with researchers from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of crop protection research.

Use this link to access the episodes: "I see dead plants"

May 28, 2022

The Soybean Cyst Nematode Coalition’s public relations campaign to move more soybean farmers to actively manage the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) prestigious Silver Anvil Award in the “Issues Management” category. For more than 75 years, the Silver Anvil has been considered an icon of the communications profession. The award ceremony, held in New York City’s Edison Ballroom on May 19, 2022, recognized and honored the best communications and public relations campaigns from around the country.

May 10, 2022

DES MOINES -Tick season in Iowa starts in March and runs through November. With the weather warming up more people are headed outdoors where they might cross paths with ticks.

April 29, 2022

Aline Sartor Chicowski was recently selected as a 2022 ASPB Recognition Travel Award recipient. This award will cover all expenses at the American Society of Plant Biologists conference scheduled for July 9 - 13, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. 

April 01, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Three faculty members in Iowa State University’s Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology have been recognized by the American Phytopathological Society for their contributions and impacts in research, teaching and extension.

March 31, 2022

The Iowa State University (ISU) SSC is partnering with Iowa Sister States, in coordination with Governor Reynolds, to collect 500 pairs of gloves and 1,000 pairs of socks for Cherkasy.  

March 23, 2022

Mark Gleason, Professor, Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology in the U.S., describes the pesticide problem and in this vein, why testing new options is needed to sustain apple production.

March 02, 2022

Maya Hayslett, crop science youth education specialist in plant pathology and microbiology, is the recipient of the Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

March 02, 2022

Yuba Kandel, research scientist in plant pathology and microbiology, is the recipient of the Professional and Scientific Research Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

March 02, 2022

The Soynomics Team is the recipient of the Team Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Team members include: Asheesh (Danny) Singh and Arti Singh, agronomy; Baskar Ganapathysubramanian and Soumik Sarkar, mechanical engineering; Daren Mueller and Greg Tylka, plant pathology and microbiology; and Matt O’Neal, entomology. 

February 25, 2022

The Entomology and PLPM departments are proud to celebrate Mark Gleason (PLPM) and John VanDyk (ENT) for their 25 years of service at Iowa State University. Mark and John join 66 other faculty and staff who hit the 25 year mark in 2021 and are invited to the 25 Year Club gathering and dinner next week. Thanks and congratulations to Mark and John for their contributions!

February 17, 2022

Lemper-Manahl, an associate teaching professor of plant pathology and microbiology, has recently become a part of a new program designed to forge faculty and staff connections with the Student Innovation Center (SICTR). She's one of the eight faculty and staff selected as an SICTR consulting innovator, a roster of diverse ISU experts who are collaborating with the center to develop and deliver innovation programming, events and industry-sponsored experiences for students.

February 06, 2022

Instructors at Iowa State University strive to see the imaginary lightbulbs go off above their students’ heads when they grasp a new concept. To help students have these “lightbulb moments,” Nick Peters and Elizabeth “EB” Wlezien are introducing active learning to their classroom.

December 22, 2021

Iowa's AgDiscovery program helps teenagers in 9-11th grade learn about careers in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Laboratory Technology and Wildlife Ecology. Students live on the Iowa State University campus and learn from university professors, scientists who work for the U.S. government, and local agricultural producers and animal welfare and management organizations.

December 12, 2021

Claudia Lemper-Manahl, associate teaching professor in plant pathology and microbiology, recently came into possession of approximately 30,000 fun-shaped, squeeze toy stress relievers.

September 20, 2021

Dr. Nancy Boury was recently chosen as the recipient of the 2022 Carski Award for Undergraduate Education from the American Society of Microbiology! This award recognizes an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement. 

September 06, 2021


The Iowa Soybean Research Center hosted its inaugural SoyFest on August 25, 2021. This fun and educational event was held on ISU’s central campus to coincide with August as "Soybean Month" in Iowa and the start of fall semester.

Meals from the Heartland

In a kick-off event to SoyFest, the ISRC hosted Meals from the Heartland. ISU students, faculty and staff packaged 20,000 meals in which the main ingredient was soy protein.

August 23, 2021

On August 18th the Department of Entomology and Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology held a picnic for Dr. Steven Harris to welcome him as Chair of both departments.

July 12, 2021

ISRC Hosting Meals from the Heartland August 24th


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