December 03, 2019

P3 faculty have been publishing research conducted with their student, local teams, national networks and international teams. Check out their most recent journal articles below: 


(P3 faculty are bolded)

December 03, 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced this year’s class of 443 fellows, including P3 faculty member, Bill Beavis.

December 02, 2019

P3 student, Ashley Paulsen, won 3rd place in the poster competition at the 35th Annual Meeting for the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research conference in Denver, Colorado. 

November 07, 2019

P3 student, Tanner Cook, has been named this year's recipient of the Josef F.

October 29, 2019

A team of P3 faculty have been assessing plant performance in the ISU controlled environment facility called the Enviratron.

October 22, 2019

The P3 program is now offering Plant Cy-nce Toy Boxes for graduate students on a check-out basis!  Plant Cy-nce Toy Box

October 17, 2019

A team of researchers, including P3 co-PI Pat Schnable and P3 faculty Lie Tang and Maria Salas-Fernandez, have published new research in Field Crops Research  describing a new image processing method.

September 24, 2019

Three P3 faculty were honored last night with university awards.


Ted Heindel received the honor of University Professor.


September 16, 2019

"Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot, and even predict, disease and stress in their crops.

August 21, 2019

P3 faculty are offering a number of courses this fall semester. Check them out below:

August 13, 2019

Congrats to Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, who was recently named to a Anderlik Professorship!

July 25, 2019

P3 and PSI scholars toured a farm near Newton, IA that grew corn and soybeans and that contract-raised hogs. We discussed the benefits the farm has reaped from using rye and oats as cover crops – which improve soil health (capturing carbon, holding nitrogen and adding back needed micronutrients) and maintain soil integrity. The farmers also explained the pros and cons of contract-raising livestock compared to owning livestock.

July 09, 2019

P3 faculty are busy this summer publishing their research findings. In this edition of faculty publication news, three new publications are out from three teams of researchers. 


May 28, 2019

P3 faculty affiliates Maria Salas Fernandez & Lie Tang collaborated with their teams at Iowa State University to create an automated system for phenotyping sorghum plants.


May 14, 2019

P3 faculty affiliate, Liang Dong, creating a Fitbit-like sensor for plants to help farmers use water more efficiently.

May 13, 2019

P3 faculty have been busy patenting their work and publishing their research findings. Much of this work is freely available through Open Access. Here’s a sample of their latest accomplishments:

April 23, 2019

P3 faculty and PI, Patrick Schnable, co-authored a paper which describes a gene in maize - called glossy6 - that is involved in depositing wax on the plant. This wax, in turn, helps protect the corn plant from drought by preventing water loss.

April 23, 2019

P3 affililate faculty, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, co-authored a paper in the journal Food and Energy Security with a small team that spans both Iowa State University and University of California-Davis.


April 17, 2019

P3 faculty are offering a number of courses this coming fall semester. Check them out below:

April 09, 2019

Samantha Snodgrass, P3 graduate student, is being awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP is awarded annually to recognize and support outstanding graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in STEM-related disciplines.


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