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December 27 2001

Breeding Aluminum Tolerance into Wheat
Report about research developed by Former Plant Geneticist J. Perry Gustafson and colleagues with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

December 13 2001

Scientist Sleuths in Pursuit of Racehorse Disease
Story about research contributed by Curator David Brenner, and his colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA. 

December 12 2001

Seabeach Amaranth Making a Comeback
Feature about research executed by Former ARS Microbiologist David Labeda with hia colleagues at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Along with Former ARS Scientist J. Michael Donahue and colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. The research started at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center: Lexington, KY.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 28 2001

ARS Hall of Fame Inducts Three Scientists
Scientists are recognized for their outstanding research by entering the Hall of Fame. Among these scientists are Former ARS Scientist William Larson (now retired) who was with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. Former ARS Veterinary Research Virologist William Mengeling was also recognized from when he was with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. 

November 27 2001

New Research Positions’ Goal is Increased Value from Soybeans
Feature about research innovated by Scientists from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO.

November 23 2001

New Pilot Plant Could Help Boost Ethanol Use
Feature on research conducted by ARS scientists at a variety of locations including the ARS Western Regional Research Center: Albany, CA; the Eastern Regional Research Center: Wyndmoor, PA; and The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

November 7 2001

New Pestivirus Identified
Feature on research uncovered by former ARS Microbiologist Julia Ridpath and her colleagues with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

October 30 2001

Energy Savings Initiated at ARS Facility
Feature on research enhanced by ARS scientists from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Collaborators included the U.S. Department of Energy, Johnson Controls Inc, Alliant Energy, and more.

October 25 2001

Using Hot Water as a Solvent for Checking Food Safety
Article on Research obtained by Former ARS Scientists Jerry King and Meredith Curren, with colleagues at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

October 5 2001

Web Page Available on Bt Corn Risk to Monarch Butterflies
Feature on research examined by ARS Entomologist Rick Hellmich with the agency's Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

September 24 2001

New Method To Measure Water and Chemical Movement in Soil
Article on research executed by Former Research Leader/Soil Scientist Dan Jaynes and colleagues with the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit - located in The National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.

September 12 2001

Using Biotech to Speed Classical Breeding
Feature on research developed by Former ARS Geneticist Michael McMullen and his colleagues at the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO; Scientists from the University of Missouri worked with McMullen.

September 7 2001

Researchers Clone Powdery Mildew Resistance Gene
Feature about research contributed by Research Geneticist Roger Wise, Research Geneticist Dennis Halterman, Ph.D scientist Fusheng Wei, and colleagues with the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA. Paul Schulze-Lefert's group collaborated from the Sainsbury Laboratory.

August 20 2001

Antimicrobial Compounds May Reduce Swine Waste Odor
Feature on research obtained by Former Scientist Michael Cotta and his colleagues with the Bioenergy Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 16 2001

Researchers Unlock the Secrets of How Herbicides Interact With Soil and Subsoil
Report on research analyzed by Microbiologist Tom Moorman and his team with the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit - located in The National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA. Iowa State University and researchers at the Florida International University in Miami collaborated. 

August 14 2001

Fecal Detection Technology Advances to Whole-Carcass Imaging System
Feature about research implemented and patented by Former Microbiologist Thomas A Casey, and Former Microbiologist Mark Rasmussen from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Chemist Jacob Petrich from Iowa State University also collaborated.

August 13 2001

New Virus Test Kit Helps Keep Chicken on the Dinner Table
Report on research developed and patented by Former ARS Biochemist Lucy Lee and colleagues with the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory: East Lansing, MI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 6 2001

Patent Sought on Technology for Soy-Based Car Parts
Article about research progressed by Center Director Sevim Erhan and colleagues with the Bio-Oils Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. The University of Arizona collaborated on the research. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 2 2001

Cooking Process Reduces Toxins in Corn
Report on research executed by Former ARS Chemist Mary Ann Dombrink-Kurtzman and his colleagues at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 1 2001

A Southern Wheat Rust Moves North
Feature on research enhanced by James Kolmer and colleagues with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St Paul, MN Former ARS Scientist David Long who was with the ARS Wheat Genetics, Quality, Physiology, and Disease Research Unit: Pullman, Washington. 

July 17 2001

Wild Australian Soybean Relatives Hold Genes for Nematode Resistance
Feature on research performed by Former ARS Nematologist Greg Noel, Research Plant Pathologist Glen Hartman, and colleagues with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

July 16 2001

New Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center Celebrated
Feature about new center including quotes from the Former Center Director David Tay. The Center is now called the Soil Drainage Research Unit: Columbus, OH.

July 12 2001

Sorting Out Wheat Stem Sawfly Attractants
Feature on researched assessed by Former ARS Entomologist Allard Cossé and his fellow scientists at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 9 2001

Cleaner Air, Fewer Exhaust Emissions May Come from Soybean Oil in Jet Fuels
Feature about research on soybeans contributed by Chemical Engineer Robert Dunn, and colleagues with the Bio-Oils Research Unit - at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 5 2001

Red Clover Silage Boasts Benefits over Alfalfa Silage
Article on research explored by Former ARS Dairy Scientist Glen A. Broderick, and his colleagues - at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 25 2001

Scientists Seek to Improve Farm Animal Conditions
Feature about research enhanced by Research Leader/Animal Ethologist Donald Lay, 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!

June 22 2001

Making Prize-Winning Yields More Routine
Report about work organized by Former ARS Agronomist Richard L. Cooper and his colleagues from the Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH. Ohio State University also collaborated.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

June 18 2001

Preparing Newborn Pigs for Faster Weight Gains
Feature about research investigated by Animal Physiologist/Research Leader Jeff Carroll and colleagues when he was with the Animal Physiology Research Unit: Columbia, MO. Carroll is currently a Research Leader for the Livestock Issues Research Unit: Lubbock, TX. The University of Missouri-Columbia collaborated. 

June 6 2001

Putting the “Bite” on Plum Curculio Weevils
Report on research conducted by Chemist Fred Eller and colleagues with the Functional Foods Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

May 31 2001

Researchers Test Yeast’s Anti-Scab Mettle
Feature about work innovated by Plant Pathologist David Schisler and colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Ohio State University Collaborated on the research. 
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

May 30 2001

Searching Exotic Corn Types to Improve Yields and Uses for U.S. Corn Crop
Feature about work executed by Former Plant Geneticist Linda Pollak and colleagues with the ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA. She worked with Wilson Genetics LLC in Harlan, IA on the research.

May 18 2001

Plant Growth Facility Named for Famous Scientific Team
Press release about research obtained by Former Plant Geneticist J. Perry Gustafson and colleagues with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO. Former Cytogeneticist Ernest R. Sears collaborated and he was with the University of Missouri.

April 26 2001

Government, Industry Team up Against Exotic Water Weed
Feature about work developed by Microbiologist Mark Jackson with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

April 20 2001

Two New Corn Viruses Discovered
Feature about research progressed by Plant Molecular Biologist/Collaborator Peg Redinbaugh, and other colleagues with the Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

April 13 2001

Quick Evaluation Technique Finds New Applications in Food and Agriculture
Article about research dissected by Former ARS Chemist Jerry King and with colleagues at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

April 9 2001

Natural Fungicide May Blast Global Rice Disease
Article on Research concluded by Former ARS Chemist Tsung Min Kuo, and Research Microbiologist Ching Tsang Hou and colleagues with the former Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

April 5 2001

Reducing the Use of Organic Solvents
Report on work executed by Former Bio-Chemist Joe Laszlo and his colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

April 2 2001

Vegetative Mulch Reduces Pesticide and Soil Losses in Runoff
Feature about research contributed by Chemist Pam Rice and her colleagues with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. She worked closely with the Environmental Quality Lab and the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab.

March 26 2001

ARS and Industry Test New Vegetable Oils as Industrial Lubricants
Report on research achieved by Sevim Erhan when she was with the Food and Industrial Oil Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Erhan is currently a Center Director for the Office of The Director - located in Wyndmoor, PA.

March 12 2001

Paper Mulch Coated with Vegetable Oil Offers Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic
Feature about research analyzed by Chemist Randy Shogren and colleagues with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. The University of Florida collaborated on the research. 

March 9 2001

Crops and Conservation Tillage Glean Carbon for the Land
Story about research completed by Former Scientist Don Reicosky and colleagues with the Soil Management Research Unit: Morris, MN.

February 7 2001

Charles Bacon Tops ARS Scientist of the Year Award Winners
Scientists are honored with awards for their research including Plant Geneticist Philipp Simon from the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. Former ARS Scientist Christopher D. Skory was also honored with the "Area Early Career Scientist" for the Midwest Area and he was with the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

January 31 2001

Storytelling CD-ROM Documents Screwworm Eradication Science
Feature on research that includes quotes and past research from Former ARS Administrator Edward Knipling who was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. Head Specialist Collections Susan F Fugate contributed to the new research and she is from Beltsville, MD.

January 29 2001

Starch-Water-Oil Mix Fit for Many Uses
Feature about research executed by Former ARS Scientist Craig J. Carriere and his colleagues at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.