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December 18 1997

Gold in Them Thar Hulls
Feature on research executed by Former ARS Scientist Robert A. Norton and his colleagues at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Other contributors include Kevin Hicks, Robert Moreau, and Landis Doner from the Eastern Regional Research Center: Wyndmoor, PA. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

December 17 1998

Researchers’ Egg Vaccines Protect Billions of Chickens
Article on research featuring ARS Poultry Scientists in East Lansing, MI.

November 21 1997

Animal Disease Research Tops List of Postdoc Awards
Article about research that includes quotes by Former ARS Administrator Edward Knipling who was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. Former ARS Scientist David M. Peterson was featured in the article and he was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit.

November 18 1998

Iowa Study Examines How to Sustain Watersheds
Feature on research developed by Microbiologist Tom Moorman and his team with the ARS National Soil Tilth - located in The National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.

November 14 1997

New Farm Software Even Pumps Simulated Gas into the Tractor
Feature about research examined by Former Systems Scientist Sam Alessi with her colleagues at the Soil Management Research Unit located at the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab: Morris, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 10 1997

Borer Thwarted by Its Appetite and a Fungus
Feature about research investigated by Former Research Leader Leslie C. Lewis who was with the ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 4 1997

Brucellosis Vaccine for Cattle May Also Work for Bison
Feature about research enhanced by Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Steve Olson and his colleagues with the Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit - located at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

October 24 1997

New Diagnostic Tool Will Aid in Eradicating Cattle Tuberculosis
Feature about research explored by Former ARS Scientist Janice M. Miller (now retired) and her colleagues from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

October 21 1997

New Soybean Germplasm Line Resists Insects
Article on research analyzed by Former ARS Research Leader/Soy Plasm Curator/ Geneticist Randy Nelson and colleagues with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL. Former ARS Scientist Thomas Kilen developed the research and he is with the Soybean Research Unit: Stoneville, MS.

October 16 1997

Bees Help Maintain Plant Collection
Article on research contributed by Former ARS Scientists Peter K. Bretting and his colleagues with the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 22 1997

White Powder Anchors Farmland Soil
Feature that includes research executed by Former ARS Scientist L. Darrell Norton with colleagues at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory: West Lafayette, IN; and scientists at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Former ARS Scientist Rodrick Lentz contributed the research and he is from the Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory: Kimberly, ID.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 15 1997

Surplus from Science Helps Feed the Hungry
Article on innovative research that features the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory - located in East Lansing, MI.

September 12 1997

An Improved Forage Grass for Cows
Article on research uncovered by Former ARS Scientist Paul R. Beuselinck and his fellow scientists with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO. The University of Missouri was a collaborator on the research.

September 9 1997

Corn Breeding Enters a New Era
Feature on research developed by Former Plant Geneticist Linda Pollak and colleagues with the ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA; collaborators included 16 universities and laboratories.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 5 1997

Chinese Soybeans to Deepen U.S. Gene Pool
Feature on research executed by Former Research Leader/Geneticist Randy Nelson, Research Plant Pathologist Glen Hartman and colleagues with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL. Iowa State University and the University of Illinois collaborated.

September 2 1997

Wasp Venom Points to New Pest Control
Article on research studied by Former ARS Scientist Thomas A. Coudron and fellow scientists located at the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory: Columbia, MO.

August 27 1997

Squeezing Fat Out of Foods
Article on research advanced by Former ARS Scientist Janet M. Snyder and colleagues with the Functional Food Research Unit - at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

August 22 1997

Winter Wheat Gets New Resistance to Hessian Fly
Feature on research obtained by Former ARS Entomologist Roger Ratcliffe and his colleagues with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

August 13 1997

New Potatoes Don’t Need a Warm-Up Before Chipping
Story about research fulfilled by Former ARS Scientist Robert E. Hanneman and his colleagues with the agency's Vegetable Crop Research Unit: Madison, WI.

July 29 1997

New Equations Reduce Chance of Water Pollution From Dairy Manure
Article on Research dissected by Scientists at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI. Former ARS Scientist Victor A. Wilkerson also contributed and he is from the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center: Beltsville, MS.

July 25 1997

Hairy Experience Can Frustrate Leaf-Infecting Fungi
Article on research implemented by Former ARS Scientist Dave L. Long and colleagues with the Cereal Disease Research Laboratory: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 11 1997

New Heart-Healthy Onions on The Horizon
Article on research progressed by Research Geneticist Michael Havey and colleagues with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

July 8 1997

Sensing the Soil’s Depth Cuts Fertilizer Use--and Pollution Risk
Feature about research achieved by Soil Scientist Newell Kitchen, Agricultural Engineer Kenneth Sudduth and colleagues with the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.

June 17 1997

New Laboratory Designed to Study Livestock Behavior
Report on work by research assessed by Former ARS Scientist Julie Morrow-Tesch and colleagues with the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 11 1997

ARS Employees Honored by USDA
Feature where ARS Scientists were honored for environmental protection including Jerry Hatfield with the ARS National Soil Tilth - located in The National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA. Marcia Jenkins who is with The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL was also honored. 

May 28 1997

Potato Late Blight May Be Arrested Earlier
Feature on Scientists including Botanist David Spooner and colleagues with the Plant Disease Resistant Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

May 15 1997

How Chemicals Seep into the Aquifer
Feature on Scientists including Former Hydrologist/Soil Scientist Michael Burkart and colleagues with the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA.

May 13 1997

Piglets, Pituitaries and Chilly Temperatures
Report on research developed by Former ARS Scientist Robert L. Matteri and colleagues when he was with the Animal Physiology Research Unit: Columbia, MO. The University of Missouri collaborated on this research.

April 30 1997

Model Provides Major Advance in Controlling Water Erosion
Article on research contributed by Former ARS Scientist John M. Laflen and his team with the ARS National Soil Tilth - located in The National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA. At the time research was developing at The National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory: West Lafayette, IN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 23 1997

Fermenting Fungi Faster to Quell Whiteflies
Feature on research explored by Microbiologist Mark Jackson and his colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 31 1997

WeedCast Predictions Save Farmers Money
Story about research evaluated by Agronomist Frank Forcella and collaborators with the Soil Management Research Unit - located in The North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory: Morris, MN.

March 28 1997

Cloned Gene May Benefit Cattle Feeders, Plastics Manufacturers
Feature about research executed by Former Scientist Michael Cotta with colleagues at the Bioenergy Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 19 1997

MOSES Will Part the Flood of Watershed Data
Feature on research enhanced by Former ARS Scientist Charles L. Meyer and colleagues with the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory: West Lafayette, IN.

March 7 1997

Meadowfoam Blooms as Alternative Crop
Report on work explored by Supervisory Research Chemist Terry Isbell and colleagues with the Bio-Oils Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 6 1997

Newly Discovered Bacterium in Pigs May be More Widespread Than Thought
Article on research concluded by Former ARS Scientist Thad B. Stanton and his colleagues with The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

March 5 1997

“RP-HPLC” Says a Mouthful About Flour Quality
Article on research contributed by Floyd R. Huebner and colleagues at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 3 1997

Sap Beetles’ Attractant Aids Control
Article on research innovated by Former ARS Entomologist Robert Bartlelt and his colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.