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December 21 1998 

Shipping Fever Vaccine Nears Market
Feature on research contributed by Microbiologist Fred Tatum, Veterinary Medical Officer Robert Briggs and colleagues from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Scientists with the Fermentation Biotechnology Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 24 1998

USDA Announces Fall Harvest Gleaning from Research Labs
Article on research featuring activities performed by ARS Scientists at various locations including Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory: East Lansing, MI; the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

November 4 1998

Gene Bank at the Park
Article about research executed by Geneticist John Bamberg (who is currently with the University of Madison-Wisconsin) and ARS Scientists with the ARS Plant Introduction Station: Madison, WI.

October 29 1998

Bacteria May Turn a Weed into a Weakling
Feature on research obtained by Former ARS Microbiologist Robert Kremer and his colleagues with the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO. Kremer is now at the University of Missouri. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 30 1998

Microbes Protect Potatoes from Storage Rot
Feature about research developed by Chemical Engineer Patricia Slininger with the Bio-Energy Research Unit, Plant Pathologist David Schisler and colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria IL.

September 10 1998

Gray Leaf Spot Double Trouble
Feature about research analyzed by Former ARS Plant Pathologist Larry D. Dunkle and colleagues with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

September 9 1998

Eye-Color Gene May Help Scientists Slow Down a Wheat Pest
Feature about research investigated by Entomologist Richard Shukle and colleagues with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

August 31 1998

Castrating Calves Early Is Least Stressful
Feature about research implemented by Former ARS Animal Ethologist Julie Morrow-Tesch and colleagues at the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

August 27 1998

A Better Spread for Your Bread
Article on research progressed by Former ARS Scientist Gary List and his fellow scientists at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

August 26 1998

Celebrating 50 Years of Genetic Preservation
Article on research advanced by Former Horticulturist Mark Widrlechner and colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA.

August 10 1998

Short, Wild Carrot Is Long on Nematode Resistance
Feature that includes research achieved by Plant Geneticist Philipp Simon and his colleagues from the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin were collaborators. 

August 8 1998

Scientists Grapple With New Virus Threat to Broiler Industry
Article on research that features Former Research Leader Aly Fadly and colleagues with the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory: East Lansing, MI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 4 1998

ARS Researchers Develop Quick Test for Costly Pig Virus
Article on research implemented by Former ARS Veterinary Research Virologist William Mengeling and his colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

July 27 1998

Melon-Like Cukes Have Key Disease Resistance
Feature on research assessed by Plant Geneticist Dr. Jack E. Staub who was formally with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. He is now with the Forage and Range Research Unit: Logan, UT. Research Leader Jim McCreight also contributed and he is with the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit: Salinas, CA. Scientists from the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station located in Ames, IA were collaborators. 

July 6 1998

New Test for Aflatoxin-Fighting Corn
Feature on research executed by Former ARS Scientist Robert A. Norton and colleagues at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. 
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

June 24 1998

New Tests to Diagnose Chlamydia in Livestock
Article on research studied by Former ARS Scientist Arthur A. Anderson with the Avian and Swine Respiratory Diseases Research Unit - located at The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

June 19 1998

Scientists Tackle Aluminum Intolerance in Wheat
Article on research enhanced by Former Plant Geneticist J. Perry Gustafson and colleagues with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO.

June 11 1998

New Healthful Sunflower Oil Resists Breakdown
Feature on research innovated by Former ARS Scientist Kathleen Warner and colleagues from The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Former ARS Scientist Jerry F. Miller contributed and he is from the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center: Fargo, ND.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 10 1998

ARS Employees Honored by USDA
Scientists presented with honor awards including Chemist George Fanta, Former Chemist Kenneth Eskins and fellow scientists with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

June 5 1998

Biopesticides' Potential Aided by U.S.-Mexico Teamwork
Article on Research impacted by Former ARS Scientist Michael R. McGuire with The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

May 19 1998

Twenty Years of Experience Says Sewage Sludge Beneficial
Article on research contributed by Former ARS Scientist Robert H. Dowdy and his colleagues with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.

May 14 1998

Scientists Win Technology Transfer Honors
Scientists are Honored with awards including Former ARS Scientist Robert A. Norton with The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Some other award recipients include Kevin Hicks, and Robert Moreau from the Eastern Regional Research Center: Wyndmoor, PA. 

May 7 1998

Gene Gun Blasts New Genes into Garlic
Feature about research analyzed by Research Leader/Plant Geneticist Philipp Simon and his colleagues with the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

April 24 1998

New Device Analyzes Livestock Odors
Report on work by research developed by Laboratory Director Jerry Hatfield and his colleagues with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 23 1998

Variety is the Spice of Life for Corn, Too
Feature on research fulfilled by Plant Physiologist Mark E. Westgate and colleagues with the Soil Management Research Unit: located in The North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory: Morris, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 21 1998

New Biodiesel Fuels Solve Cold-Starting Problem 
Feature on research acquired by Chemical Engineer Robert Dunn, and his colleagues with the Bio-Oils Research Unit – located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 17 1998

New Strategies on the Way to Help Combat Weeds
Feature on research by research examined by Michigan State University Scientist Douglas D. Buhler and colleagues with the ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA; Former ARS Scientist Robert A. Masters with colleagues at the Agroecosystem Management Research: Lincoln, NE were also contributors; and Former ARS Scientist Lloyd Wax who was with the Invasive Weed Management Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 16 1998

USDA Technology May Reduce Milk Fever in Dairy Cows
Report on research explored by Former ARS Scientist Jesse P. Goff and his colleagues with The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

April 8 1998

Green Genes from Transgenic Alfalfa Yields New Products
Article on research uncovered by Former ARS Scientist Richard G. Koegel and his colleagues with The U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, WI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 17 1998

New Detector Spots Unseen Fecal Contamination on Meat
Feature on research innovated by Former Microbiologist Mark Rasmussen, Former Microbiologist Thomas A Casey and colleagues at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Chemist Jacob Petrich from Iowa State University also collaborated.

March 6 1998

Researchers Aid Efforts to Identify TB in Michigan Deer
Story about research dissected by Deputy Director/Research Microbiologist Diana Whipple and colleagues with the with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - located at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

March 3 1998

Soybean Market Could Triple, Thanks to More Soy Oil in Offset Printing Inks
Feature about research analyzed by Chemist (and now Center Director for the Eastern Regional Research Center: Wyndmoor, PA) Sevim Erhan and colleagues with The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

January 26 1998

Head Scab Research Gets Funding Boost
Feature on research executed by Research Leader Kurt Leonard and his colleagues with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St Paul, MN.

January 13 1998

How Plants Make Lignin — Researchers Begin to Count the Ways
Article about research developed by Former ARS Plant Physiologist Ronald Hatfield, John Ralph (formally ARS now with the University of Wisconsin), and colleagues - with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

January 6 1998

Earthworms' Random Foraging Might Be Tamed by Tillage
Article on research concluded by Former ARS Scientist Dennis R. Linden and colleagues with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. Scientists with the University of Minnesota were collaborators.