It's Podcast Tuesday! #DYK your favorite spaghetti sauce may be made with an ingredient developed by ARS? Bright red, juicy Roma tomatoes, ideal for making tomato sauce, were developed by ARS scientists in Beltsville, Md. Learn more in our Science in Your Shopping Cart podcast now available on all your favorite podcast platforms!
With temperatures rising because of climate change, heat stress is becoming a more serious problem for all kinds of living things – including livestock. Pigs are very sensitive to heat because they don’t sweat and therefore have trouble responding to excessive heat. ARS researchers are seeking ways to minimize the effects of heat stress in pigs. Learn more.
USDA unveiled its new Plant Hardiness Zone map. The 2023 map is more accurate, detailed, and includes sophisticated mapping methods and the inclusion of data from more than 13,000 weather stations. Latest updates reflect ARS’s ongoing commitment to ensure the Plant Hardiness Zone maps remain a premiere resource for gardeners and others.
In this edition of Under the Microscope, ARS Administrator Dr. Simon Liu discusses how STEM has been a part of his life and career. Watch this video to learn more.
November Featured Photo:
November features American Education Week and National STEM Day. Learn how ARS is inspiring young minds. Download this photo and learn more.
ARS Memorial Lecturers
The Agricultural Research Service's Memorial Lectureships recognize scientists who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture.