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Newswise: Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

Article ID: 718260

Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

Iowa State University

Iowans may notice combines harvesting corn deep into November due to the late start to planting last spring, according to Iowa State University agronomists. Much of the Iowa corn crop remains weeks behind schedule, and farmers will be paying close attention to temperature as their crop nears maturity and dries down.

Released:
29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Study Shows Value of Sharing Energy – Including Wind and Solar – Across America’s Grids

Article ID: 712327

Study Shows Value of Sharing Energy – Including Wind and Solar – Across America’s Grids

Iowa State University

Researchers have determined there's economic value to expanding the connections between the country's eastern and western power grids. Expanding the connections could allow wind power from the Midwest and solar power from the Southwest to move back and forth across the country.

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2-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT
Newswise: As Monarch Butterflies Migrate Northward, Experts Ask Iowans to Keep Habitat in Mind
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    1-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712164

As Monarch Butterflies Migrate Northward, Experts Ask Iowans to Keep Habitat in Mind

Iowa State University

A sizable population of monarch butterflies is fluttering toward Iowa this spring. What can Iowans do to put the species on a more sustainable footing after years of declines? An Iowa State University expert discusses best practices for monarch conservation.

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30-Apr-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: Requiring Landlords to Disclose Bedbugs Cuts Infestations, Creates Long-Term Savings
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    4-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 709054

Study: Requiring Landlords to Disclose Bedbugs Cuts Infestations, Creates Long-Term Savings

Iowa State University

Policies requiring landlords to disclose bedbug infestations are an effective way to reduce the prevalence of infestations, according to a just-published study. The study's mathematical model says policies can lead to modest, short-term costs to landlords, but ultimately result in savings to landlords and tenants.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 3:10 PM EST
Newswise: Scientists overcome repetitive DNA to sequence the genome of devastating soybean pest

Article ID: 708947

Scientists overcome repetitive DNA to sequence the genome of devastating soybean pest

Iowa State University

A research team managed to overcome the challenges inherent in the DNA of the soybean cyst nematode to sequence its genome. The project could lead to better management practices to combat the top pest that threatens Iowa soybeans and allows plant breeders to see both sides of the “arms race” between soybean cyst nematodes and the defense mechanisms of soybeans.

Released:
1-Mar-2019 1:20 PM EST
Newswise: Scientists measure exact edge between superconducting and magnetic states

Article ID: 708839

Scientists measure exact edge between superconducting and magnetic states

Ames Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed a method to accurately measure the “exact edge” or onset at which a magnetic field enters a superconducting material.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708813

Women with alcohol dependency tend to believe more than men the problem will take care of itself

University of Iowa

University of Iowa study is the first to dig deep into the differences in the way men and women handle excessive alcohol consumption.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 2:40 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

Article ID: 708786

Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

Iowa State University

March is Women’s History Month. The directors of two women’s centers at Iowa State University say it is a time to celebrate, but also an opportunity to recognize challenges that still persist, such as the gender pay gap and equity for all women.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Iowa attorney general, national faith leader to discuss immigration
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    25-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708549

Iowa attorney general, national faith leader to discuss immigration

Iowa State University

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy are coming to Iowa State University this week to discuss immigration laws and the current immigration narrative in the United States.

Released:
22-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: CYstarters businesses make progress with patents, prototypes

Article ID: 708505

CYstarters businesses make progress with patents, prototypes

Iowa State University

Maintaining momentum after CYstarters is not always easy as entrepreneurs return to class or move on to a full-time job. The progress made after the 10-week summer accelerator ends exemplifies their dedication to get their product to market.

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21-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

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