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December 30 1999

Top Scientists Point to Research Past, Present and Future
Feature on research contributed by Former ARS Administrator Edward Knipling who was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. 
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

December 28 1999

Gene Marker for Flood-Tolerant Soybeans
Article on research conducted by Former Plant Physiologist Tara VanToai and her colleagues with the Soil Drainage Research Unit: Columbus, OH. Ohio State University at Columbus, University of Arkansas, and the University of Utah were collaborators.

December 23 1999

Meeting Crop Research Challenges in the Next Century
Feature on research developed by Former Research Leader Donald Ort and his team with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

December 21 1999

Johne’s Disease Tool Now Patented
Article on research executed by Feature on research conducted by Microbiologist Judy Stabel, Former ARS Scientist Jay Ellingson, and their colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

December 17 1999

Genetic Map for Bt Resistance Is Top ARS Postdoc Award
Feature on that includes top proposals contributed from ARS Scientists including Former ARS Scientist John P. Helgeson who was with the Plant Disease Resistant Research Unit: Madison, WI Former ARS Administrator Edward Knipling who was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI also contributed. 

December 14 1999

Redesigned Barley Has Potential to Thwart Scab Disease
Feature on research uncovered by Former Plant Molecular Geneticist Ron Skadsen, and his colleagues with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

December 6 1999

Midwest Farmers Get a New Crop for a New Millennium
Feature on research by collaborators including Former ARS Scientist Thomas P. Abbott, Former ARS Chemist Bliss S. Phillips, and their colleagues with the Bio-Oils Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

November 24 1999

USDA Picks Vegetables for the Hungry
Feature on activities performed by ARS Scientists at various locations including Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory: East Lansing, MI; and the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

November 18 1999

Lesquerella Scrutinized as Oil, Gum, Meal Source
Feature on research investigated by Former ARS Scientist Thomas P. Abbott, Former ARS Scientist Ronald A. Holser, and their at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Former ARS Scientists David A. Dierig and Terry A. Coffelt of the agency's U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix developed the research. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 10 1999

New Model Saves Farmers Costs of Fertilizer, Soil Tests
Feature on research executred by Former ARS Soil Scientist Alan E. Olness and his colleagues with the Soil Management Research Unit at the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab: Morris, MN.

November 9 1999

Scientists Find Abundant Moldy Treasures, Including Penicillia
Article on research developed by Former ARS Microbiologist Don Wicklow, Microbiologist Stephen Peterson, and colleagues with the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

October 21 1999

Lab Test For Prions May Yield Diagnostic Tool For TSE Diseases
Feature on research uncovered by Former ARS Chemist Mary Jo Schmerr and her colleagues from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

October 1 1999

New Uses For Milkweed
Feature on research obtained by Chemist Rogers Harry O'Kuru and his fellow scientists with the Functional Foods Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Washington State University collaborated on the research. 

September 17 1999

Three Scientists Introduced into ARS Hall of Fame
Scientists Dr. Charles Stuber, Dr. Richard Witter, and Dr. Allene Jeanes received plaques and were added to the ARS Hall of Fame and recognized for their outstanding research. Jeanes devoted more than 35 years of service and he was from the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Collaborator/Retired Veterinary Medical Officer Richard Witter dedicated over 40 years of service and he was formally with the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory - located in East Lansing, MI. Dr. Stuber was with the Plant Science Research Unit: Raleigh, N.C.

September 16 1999

Appetite Hormone Puts Pigs on Faster Growth Track
Feature on experiments developed by scientists including Former ARS Scientist Robert L. Matteri and colleagues when he was with the Animal Physiology Research Unit: Columbia, MO. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 14 1999

Nonfattening Food Additive Made From Sugar
Feature on research dissected by Former Chemist Greg Cote, Geneticist Tim Leathers and their colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 3 1999

Villain Fungus Transformed Into Hero
Feature on research enhanced by Geneticist Tim Leathers, Former ARS Scientist James D. Jones, and their colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

July 20 1999

New Vaccine Could Cut Shipping Fever in Cattle
Feature on research analyzed by Veterinary Medical Officer Robert Briggs, Microbiologist Fred Tatum, and their colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

July 16 1999

Cutting Phosphorus in Dairy Cattle Feed Will Save Money, Help Environment
Feature on research contributed by Former ARS Dairy Scientist Larry D. Satter and his colleagues when he was with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

July 6 1999

New Test Could Help Breed Edema-Resistant Pigs
Feature on research performed by Former ARS Microbiologist Julia Ridpath, Former ARS Veterinarian Brad T Bosworth, and their colleagues with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 28 1999

Seed To Fight Scab Epidemic Keeps Rolling In
Feature on research concluded by Geneticist Robert Busch, retired Plant Pathologist Don V. McVey who was with the ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN; and their colleagues with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. Minnesota Farmer Tom Anderson, and Michigan State University's breeder Rick Ward collaborated on the research. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 17 1999

Cedarwood Oil: Making It More Aromatic, More Available
Feature on research innovated by Former ARS Chemist Jerry King, Chemist Fred Eller, and their colleagues with the Functional Foods Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

June 16 1999

Vanadium: Nature's "Junk Food" For Plants
Feature on research implemented by Former ARS Soil Scientist Alan E. Olness and his colleagues with the Soil Management Research Unit at the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab: Morris, MN.

June 15 1999

NIR Helps Turn Vegetable Oil into High-Quality Biofuel
Feature on research explored by Research Chemist Gerhard Knothe, and his colleagues with the Bio-Oils Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

June 9 1999

ARS Employees Receive 1999 Honor Awards
Numerous Scientists are presented with honor award for their outstanding research and service including Veterinary Medical Officer/Research Leader Carole A. Bolin who is with the Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit - located at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. She was recognized for her outstanding emergency response to outbreaks. Former ARS Plant Pathologist Larry D. Dunkle who with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN was also recognized with a Meritorious Executive Rank because of his leadership skills. Former ARS Administrator Edward Knipling who was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI received a Meritorious Executive Rank award for his exemplary leadership of ARS National Program Staff.

May 27 1999

"Waste" Gypsum Could Help Boost Crop Yields
Feature on research uncovered by Former ARS Scientist L. Darrell Norton, Former Corn/ Soybean Farmer Ralph Woodward, and their colleagues at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory: West Lafayette, IN.

May 18 1999

USDA Research Yields New Wheat Variety to Help Farmers Fight Scab
Feature on research contributed by Geneticist Robert Busch, retired Plant Pathologist Don V. McVey who was with the ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN; and their colleagues with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. Michigan State University's breeder Rick Ward collaborated on the research. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

May 17 1999

Farmers Now Part of the Global Warming Solution as U.S. Agriculture Becomes Net Carbon Sink
Feature on research developed by Soil Scientist Raymond R. Allmaras, and his colleagues with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.

May 14 1999

Iron-Hungry Compound Can Glow as Satisfaction Grows
Feature on research studied by Chemical Engineer Patricia Slininger and her colleagues with the Bio-Energy Research Unit - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

May 11 1999

Labs Play Key Role in Developing Tomorrow’s Wheats
Feature on research investigated by Former Food Technician Charles S. Gaines and his colleagues with the ARS Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

May 3 1999

Mining Health Treasures from Soybeans
Feature on research obtained by Chemist Mark Berhow who is with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit; Plant Physiologist Steven Vaughn and his colleagues with the Functional Foods Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 29 1999

Research Helps Midwest Farmers Expand into New Markets
Feature on research contributed 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!

April 26 1999

Genetic Help on the Way for Flood-Prone Corn 
Feature on research investigated by Research Geneticist Martin Sachs and his colleagues at the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

April 19 1999

Microbes Help Scientists Sucker Sap Beetles
Feature on research assessed by Entomologist/Technician Bruce Zilkowski, Former ARS Entomologist Robert Bartlelt and their colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 15 1999

Corn Spills the Beans
Feature on research developed by Chemist Sherald Gordon, Former ARS Chemist Richard V. Greene, and their colleagues with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 14 1999

Alfalfa Plants Vacuum Up Fertilizer Spill
Feature on research advanced by Former Unit Research Leader Carroll Vance, Former Plant Breeder JoAnn Lamb (who were with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.); Former Scientist Michael Russelle, their and colleagues with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 10 1999

New Research Explains Signaling System for Plant Nutrients
Feature on research progressed by Former ARS Plant Physiologist Daniel Bush and his colleagues with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 8 1999

Glickman Announces $3 Million Boost For Research to Combat Wheat Scab
Area locations and University's receive funds to combat wheat scab. The following Midwest Area locations received funds and contributed to the research: ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN; Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI; and the Bio-Oils Research Unit - at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

February 17 1999

New Test Readied for Pig Disease
Feature on research advanced by Microbiologist Karen Register and her colleagues with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - located at The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

February 16 1999

New Tests Nab Toxins
Feature on research executed by Research Chemist Chris M. Maragos and colleagues with Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

February 4 1999

Field Studies Begin on New, Improved Tests to Identify Major Bacterial Food Pathogens
Feature on research organized by Former ARS Microbiologist Irene Wesley and her colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Iowa State University and North Carolina State University collaborated on the research. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

February 3 1999

Agency Scientists Win Top Research Awards
Scientist are honored with awards for innovative research including Geneticist Robert Busch who is with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. He was recognized as the "Area Senior Research Scientist of the Year." The "Area Early Career Scientist of 1998" was awarded to Research Soil Scientist John Prueger who is with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA.

January 15 1999

USDA, Universities to Establish New Corn Genetics Center
Feature on a new corn genetics center to research and create a vast line of bacterial cell lines. Many scientists contributed research including Former ARS Plant Geneticist Edward H. Coe who was with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO. Scientists from Ames, IA; Urbana, IL; St. Paul, MN; and many more locations participated.

January 8 1999

Model Bioinsecticide Aimed at High-Value Crops
Feature on research concluded by Microbiologist Mark Jackson and his colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!