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11.13.2019

Study shows how cover crops and perennials do not necessarily increase carbon storage in soil

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

The ability of cover crops to stimulate microbes deep in the soil of farm fields leads to significant gains in water quality but does not necessarily increase the capacity of soil to store carbon, according to a recently published study from Iowa State University scientists. The study, published in the academic journal Global Change Biology…

10.28.2019

P3 Program Introducing New Technology, Teamwork to the Classroom

By Caitlin Ware, Office of the Vice President for Research

Since its start in 2015, Iowa State University’s Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) graduate program has focused on changing the narrative surrounding plant biology to increase crop productivity and meet industry demands for food and fuel. This semester, the program is kicking off a new initiative to bring what has been illustrated through textbooks and lectures…

10.25.2019

Sundeep Vani joins Iowa State University as Chief Technology Officer for Biobased Products

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Office of the Vice President for Research

Sundeep Vani has joined Iowa State University to serve in the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Biobased Products, part of the State of Iowa’s Biosciences-based economic growth initiative. In his role as CTO, Vani will serve as a conduit between research and industry. He will work closely with both the Biobased…