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A surprisingly high percent of the white-footed mice collected last summer in Howard County, Maryland, in an ARS Areawide Integrated Tick Management Project turned out to be infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Read more
A human nutrition study reaffirmed the health benefits of substituting whole-grain foods like whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, barley, rye, and brown or wild rice for refined-grain products like white bread in the diet. Read
ARS entomologist Steven Cook will be leading a $1 million funded international consortium of scientists to seek new controls for Varroa mites, honey bees' number one problem. More
The ARS vision is to lead America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.
Agricultural Research Service is committed to enhancing the agricultural research capacity of the 1890s land-grant universities by partnering with them in a program offering research and training opportunities to career-track faculty at 1890 LGUs through the award of faculty research fellowships. Find out more