ARS Posts Latest of Quarterly
Report of Progress
By Hank Becker
September 14, 2000
The Agricultural Research Service has
posted a new issue of the Quarterly Report of Research Progress for
April 1 to June 30, 2000, on its website at:
The Quarterly contains the latest ARS research findings in Soil, Water and
Air Quality; Food Safety and Quality; Animal Production and Protection; Human
Nutrition; Crop Productivity; Industrial Products; Crop Diseases and Pests;
IPM/Biocontrol, and Plant Genetic Resources, as well as New Products,
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Licenses and Patents.
In this issue:
- ARS researchers have signed a cooperative research and development
agreement with Durand-Wayland,
Inc., LaGrange, GA, to develop special tree sprayers to manage
trunk-feeding insect pests of peaches and other stone fruits.
- A first-of-its-kind study of the transport and fate of two pesticides in
vegetated agricultural drainage ditches suggests that ditches are valuable
tools for reducing chemical runoff.
- Lactic acid, commonly used in foods as a flavoring or preservative, can
help reduce Salmonella in two important organs of broiler chickens--the
chicken esophagus and the ceca. Both organs are prone to bacterial
- By scrutinizing the chromosomes that store cow DNA, ARS animal scientists
are helping lay the groundwork for a genetic roadmap of the animals
- ARS and Louisiana Tech University
scientists have found that a fungus that grows on the sicklepod plant
effectively controls kudzu.
ARS is the chief research agency of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Contact: Hank Becker, ARS Information Staff, Beltsville, Md.; phone
(301) 504-1624, fax (301) 504- 1641, firstname.lastname@example.org.