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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

International Diversity
The Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center regularly hosts scientific delegations and other visitors who come to learn about our research programs and interact with our productive and widely-respected scientists. 
In June, we hosted a delegation from more than 20 foreign nations who were specifically interested in the microbial food safety research conducted by Center scientists.  The delegation heard scientific presentations from several of our scientists, and had ample opportunity to interact with our scientific and support staff to learn specifics on research techniques and approaches that might be applicable in their own countries in work to assure the microbiological safety of food products reaching their citizenry. 
In July, we hosted a high-ranking delegation of scientists and politicians from several African nations who were specifically interested in learning more about our cotton and sorghum research as it relates to crop production in their own countries. 
A scientist from Poland is currently spending several months in our laboratories working with the Center’s internationally-recognized neuropeptide chemist on research focused toward developing new technology for controlling destructive insect pests that will be both effective and very environmentally-friendly.


ARS News Articles

Agricultural Research Service Announces "Scientist of the Year" Awards
Jun 11, 2013
Agricultural Research Service Announces "Scientist of the Year" Awards
Jun 11, 2013
Military Benefits from Insecticide Spray Equipment Testing
Dec 10, 2012
Tracking the Itinerary of an Unwelcome Visitor
Jan 26, 2011
Using a Pest=92s Chemical Signals to Control It
May 17, 2010
Studying Droplet Sizes to Combat Corn Earworm
Apr 12, 2010
ARS Survey Helps Growers Track Two Key Cotton Pests
Nov 30, 2009
ARS Research Explains Link between Stink Bug, Cotton Disease
Jan 21, 2009
Breeding Heat-Tolerant Cotton
Feb 19, 2008
Breeding Cotton to Beat the Heat
Feb 05, 2008
Technology Reduces Gossypol in Cottonseed
Jan 12, 2007
Partnership Supports Troops with New Insect Control Measures
Sep 06, 2005
Last Modified: 9/1/2005