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August 2018

Alternative Tools For Mosquito Control
Feature about innovative ways to fight mosquitoes with new bio-based, eco-friendly products. ARS-Peoria Scientists have been coming up with solutions including Supervisory Research Chemist Alex Rooney, Research Entomologists Ephantus (Juma) Muturi, and Jose Ramirez who are with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This news article is from Peoria Magazines.

August 2018

Outreach To Future Scientists and Engineers
Feature about outreach activities that impacts and inspires kids at various stages of their educational careers. Kervin Evans is the Chair of the Outreach Committee, and he is with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located in The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This news article is from Peoria Magazines.

August 2018

Public-Private Partnership Is a Win-Win
Feature on research about collaboration between ARS-Peoria Scientists and Illinois Valley Plastics, together they are coming up with innovative solutions about blending plants and plastic. Research Chemist Victoria Finkenstadt tested this research, and she is with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This news article is from Peoria Magazines.

April 2018

Revitalizing Rural America Through Transformative Agricultural Research
Feature on research about transformative advances at the frontiers of agricultural research and innovative technologies contributed by Research Leader Sean Liu (with the Functional Foods Research Unit), Chemist George Fanta (with the Plant Polymer Research Unit), and their colleagues - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This news article is from Peoria Magazines.

April 9 2018

Affinity for Alcohol Could Lead to a Control Mechanism for Ambrosia Beetles
Feature on research about exotic ambrosia beetles and their potential weakness that could lead to possibilities for control. Entomologist Christopher Ranger - led a team of researchers, to come up with solutions. Ranger is with the ARS Applications Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

March 29 2018

Soil Bacterium Tapped for Penicillin Guard Duty
Feature on research about a common bacterium that may be the key to preserving the power of penicillin. ARS Scientists have devised methods to come up with innovative solutions contributed by Chemist Neil Price and colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This article is from AgResearch Magazine.

February 2018

Leaving on a Bio-Jet Plane
Feature on research about new yeasts and new research methods that vastly increases bio-fuel yield from switch-grass. Many collaborated on the research including Chemical Engineer Patricia Slininger, Chemical Engineer Bruce Dien, Microbiologist Loren Iten, and their colleagues with the Bio-Energy Research Unit - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This article is from AgResearch Magazine.

February 2018

ARS Culture Collection: A Valuable Resource
Feature on research about a new collection that has led to new medicines, improves food safety, new products, and a significant amount of more benefits. Scientists including Research Leader Todd Ward, Biological Science Lab Technician April Stanley, Geneticist Tim Leathers, and their colleagues at the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit performed the research - located in the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. This article is from AgResearch Magazine.

February 2018

Bonus Content: A History of Innovation
Feature on research about the history of innovation contributed from scientists at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. The article describes the transformation of research and inventions from NCAUR throughout time. This article is from AgResearch Magazine.

January 24 2018

Alternative Antibiotic Gives Piglets a Boost
Feature on research about an alternative to antibiotics and instead promotes growth in piglets by using amino acid. Animal Scientist Jay Johnson and his colleagues with the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN developed the research. The Journal of Animal Science published the study in 2017.