It's Mardi Gras season and we're featuring research from the Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans. First in the series, researchers are looking to take advantage of the natural variation of cotton fibers to identify varieties that are best suited for nonwoven textiles and offer such unique attributes as flame resistance. Learn more.
In this edition of Under the Microscope Cindy Davis, ARS National Program Leader for Human Nutrition, explores the role nutrition plays in the prevention of diseases like cancer and what USDA is doing that might contribute to our understanding of that relationship. Learn more.
Anthracnose is a disease caused by a type of fungal pathogen that causes decay of ripe tomato fruit. It impacts everything from large scale commercial production right down to the local farmers market. ARS researchers are breeding new lines of tomatoes to counter anthracnose disease. Learn more.
1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program
The ARS 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program provides faculty at 1890 land-grant universities with the opportunity to participate in a residency at an ARS laboratory to conduct cooperative research with ARS scientists.