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Deborah A. Samac, Research Plant Pathologist, was elected as a 2012 Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society for her outstanding research accomplishments and service to the Society.

Carroll P. Vance, Research Leader and Plant Physiologist, was selected as a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Class of 2009, for his distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the ASPB.

Carroll P. Vance, Research Leader and Plant Physiologist, received the Crop Science Society of America, Monsanto Crop Science Distinguished Career Award for 2007 in recognition of his outstanding record of service during his career.

Gordon C. Marten, retired, received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota for his service as a distinguished USDA-ARS forage scientist and visionary researcher.

Howard W. Rines, Research Geneticist, PSRU, St. Paul, received the USDA-ARS Midwest Area Equal Opportunity Award for his exemplary EEO efforts on behalf of disabled employees.

Michael P. Russelle, Soil Scientist, PSRU St. Paul, was selected as the USDA-ARS Midwest Area Senior Research Scientist for his sustained research accomplishments addressing agriculture's impact on nitrogen cycling and his mentoring of students and peers. 

ARS News Articles

Organic Seed Coating for Alfalfa Helps Prevent Some Soilborne Diseases
Jul 16, 2015
Mapping Out Pathways to Better Soybeans
Jul 19, 2010
New Genetic Resources for Cereal Crops
Nov 13, 2008
New Crop Model Should Speed Resistance to Wheat Diseases
Sep 08, 2008
Mapping Manure-Hungry Soybean and Alfalfa Fields
Aug 08, 2005
Research Agency Announces Top Scientists for 2004
Feb 09, 2005
Alfalfa as a Fuel--and a Plastic?
Jul 16, 2002
Applying Statistics to Corn Genes
Feb 09, 2001
Lesquerella Scrutinized as Oil, Gum, Meal Source
Nov 18, 1999
Three Scientists Introduced into ARS Hall of Fame
Sep 17, 1999
Seed To Fight Scab Epidemic Keeps Rolling In
Jun 28, 1999
USDA Research Yields New Wheat Variety to Help Farmers Fight Scab
May 18, 1999
Alfalfa Plants Vacuum Up Fertilizer Spill
Apr 14, 1999
Glickman Announces $3 Million Boost For Research to Combat Wheat Scab
Mar 08, 1999
Agency Scientists Win Top Research Awards
Feb 03, 1999
Wheat Breeding Line a "Perfect 10" Against Powdery Mildew
Nov 20, 1998
Grazing Animals Prefer Afternoon Hay
Feb 26, 1997
Modern Wheat Draws Mildew Resistance from the Wild
Feb 11, 1997
Gene Offers Key to Cleaner Paper-Making, Better Feeds
Jan 14, 1997
Researchers Discover Brain Protein at Work in Plants
Dec 19, 1996
Zoologist Wins Top Research Award
Dec 04, 1996
Last Modified: 6/20/2012