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.
Three P3 faculty were honored last night with university awards.
Ted Heindel received the honor of University Professor.
"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.
P3 faculty are offering a number of courses this fall semester. Check them out below:
Congrats to Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, who was recently named to a Anderlik Professorship!
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.
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.
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.
P3 faculty affiliate, Liang Dong, creating a Fitbit-like sensor for plants to help farmers use water more efficiently.
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:
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.
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.
P3 faculty are offering a number of courses this coming fall semester. Check them out below:
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.
Four P3 faculty affiliates - Matthew Hufford, Bill Beavis, Jianming Yu and Thomas Lübberstedt - recently collaborated on a review article in which they describe technological advances in maize breeding.
P3 faculty affiliate, Steven Cannon, co-authored a new study which describes the genome accession of a wild soybean, W05. The authors state that, "The wild soybean genome assembly has wide applications in comparative genomic and evolutionary studies, as well as in crop breeding and improvement programs."
At the Annual Corn Breeding Meeting P3 student, Cassie Winn, won the Larry Darrah Student Presentation Award for her work...congrats Cassie!
The Annual Corn Breeding Meeting was held in St. Louis, MO from March 13-14, 2019.
P3 faculty and students attended the 61st annual Maize Genetics Conference and associated pre-conference workshops.
Here is just a sample of what they presented (authors may not be in correct order, P3 affiliates bolded):
The annual Corn Breeding Research meeting was held March 13-14, 2019 in St. Louis' Union Station Hotel.
P3 faculty and students presented their research before heading over to the Maize Genetics Conference (P3 affiliates are bolded):
The annual R.F Baker Plant Breeding Symposium 2019 - “Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue: Breeding for Specialty Crops and Traits" - was held March 1, 2019 at the ISU Alumni Center.
The 3rd annual Phenome 2019 was held February 6-9, 2019 in Tuscon, AZ
Ashley Paulson, a P3 fellow and graduate student in Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics, has been awarded a fellowship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.