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Bacterial Transport Under Scrutiny in Iowa Pastures
Michelle Soupir, assistant professor of ag engineering and GPSA faculty member, is investigating the transport of cow and pig manure with surface water in pastures and fields. Soupir is also testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria to help determine the impact of antibiotic use in livestock on regional landscapes. For additional details, please see Bacterial Transport Study.
Faculty Research in Vegetable Production Responding to Producer Demands
Over the past two years, GPSA faculty member Ajay Nair has been conducting intensive research on sustainable vegetable production practices that include use of soil amendments, methods to extend growing seasons, cover cropping systems, and transplant production. The results of this research has been published on the Sustainable Vegetable Production Web site, sponsored by ISU Extension. For details, please see Sustainable Vegetable Production News.
Research Symposium Retrospective
The GPSA hosted Dan Carmody, president of the Detroit Eastern Market Coporation, for its ninth annual research symposium on 10 April. For a look at the program highlights, please see Retrospective.