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December 5 2002

Dark-Orange Carrots Deliver More Beta-Carotene
Report on research executed by Research Leader and Plant Geneticist Philipp Simon and his colleagues from the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin including Sherry Tanumihardjo were collaborators. 

December 4 2002

Sun, Sand, and ... Soy 
Story on research developed by Chemist Dave Compton and Former ARS Chemist Joe Laszlo with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 21 2002

Easy, Inexpensive Test Detects Tuberculosis in Livestock and Wildlife
Article about research contributed by Former Scientist Ray Waters, Veterinary Officer Mitch Palmer, and colleagues with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - located at The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 20 2002

Genome Sequencing Completed for Major Dairy Cattle Microbe
Feature on research enhanced by Research Microbiologist John Bannantine and colleagues at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Collaborators included Director Vivek Kapur with the University of Minnesota's Advanced Genetics Analytics Center, and a faculty member of the University's Medical School and College of Veterinary Medicine.

October 30 2002

Is the Mystery Carbon Hidden Under Grass?
Feature about research uncovered by Former Research Leader Donald Ort, Plant Physiologist Carl Bernacchi, and colleagues - with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL. Bruce Kimball was a collaborator and he is with the Plant Physiology and Genetics Research Unit: Maricopa, AZ.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

October 25 2002

Illinois Company Licenses High-Fiber Fat Replacer
Feature on research innovated by Former Chemist George Inglett, and colleagues with the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

October 9 2002

A High-Tech Look at Soil Composition
Feature on research led by Former Soil Scientist David Laird with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA. The research was tested by Veris Technologies of Salina, Kansas.

September 19 2002

Future Brightens for Light-Based Carcass Inspection Device
Feature that includes research developed and performed by Former Microbiologist Thomas A Casey, Former Microbiologist Mark Rasmussen, and colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. The scientists collaborated with scientists at Iowa State University. 

September 18 2002

Three Scientists Inducted Into ARS Hall of Fame
Scientists recognized for their outstanding research by entering the ARS with Hall of Fame including Former ARS Scientist George Inglett who was with the Functional Foods Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

September 3 2002

Modified Soybeans May Be Less Allergenic
Story that about research progressed by Former ARS Plant Physiologist Eliot Herman, Former ARS Immunologist Rick Helm, and colleagues with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO. Collaborators included scientists from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO; University of Arkansas, and UA-Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute in Little Rock.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 29 2002

Bioconversion Yields New Oil-Based Compounds
Article on research assessed by Former Bioconversion team Chemist Tsung Min Kuo who was with the former Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 27 2002

Fewer Chemicals May Give You Fewer Weeds
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.

August 7 2002

Hi-Tech Camera "Tastes" Apples to Ensure Quality
Feature on research achieved by Agricultural Engineer Renfu Lu on quality apples who is with the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit: East Lansing, MI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 23 2002

How the Beet (Armyworm) Goes On
Feature on research examined by Research Entomologist Thomas Sappington who is now with the agency's Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA. Other scientists included Former Entomologist Shoil Greenberg, and Entomologist Allan Showler with the agency's Livestock Arthropod Pest Research Unit: Kerrville, TX.

July 16 2002

Alfalfa as a Fuel - and a Plastic?
Report on research led by former ARS Plant Breeder JoAnn Lamb, with a team of scientists including Plant Pathologist Deborah Samac, Animal Scientist Hans Jung, Former Unit Research Leader Carroll Vance, Former Scientist Michael Russelle, and Plant Scientist David Kelley with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 8 2002

ARS Personnel Earn High USDA Honor Awards
Scientists are honored for their work on research including Research Entomologist Richard Hellmich, and colleagues at the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA; and Former Director for the Midwest Area Adrianna Hewings; Former ARS Chemist and Hall of Fame Member George E. Inglett and his colleagues with the Functional Food Research Unit - at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL; Plant Geneticist Philipp Simon and his colleagues from the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

July 5 2002

Scientists Monitor Bt Protein in Corn Ethanol
Report on research conducted by Chemical Engineer Bruce Dien and colleagues with the Bioenergy Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 27 2002

Scientists Gear Up to Counter Soybean Rust Disease
Feature on research collaborated by Research Leader Reid Frederick, Collaborator Morris Bonde (who are with the Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit: Frederick, MD); Research Plant Pathologist Glen Hartman who is with the Soybean/ Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL. Collaborators included X.B. Yang from Iowa State University.

June 20 2002

Iowa Fields Are Focus of Moisture Detection Experiment
Report about research contributed by Laboratory Director Jerry Hatfield and colleagues with the ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA. Scientists from the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory: Beltsville, MD also contributed.

June 12 2002

Friendly Bacteria Help Fight Potato Rot Fungi
Feature on research investigated by Chemical Engineer Patricia Slininger with the Bio-Energy Research Unit, Plant Pathologist David Schisler, Former ARS Researcher Ann Desjardens, and colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine! 

June 6 2002

FANTESK-tic Fried Shrimp
Feature on invention executed by Chemist George Fanta, Former Chemist Kenneth Eskins, and colleagues with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

May 8 2002

ARS Scientists To Receive Technology Transfer Awards Today
ARS Scientists are presented with technology transfer awards including Former ARS Microbiologist Thomas A Casey, and Former Microbiologist Mark Rasmussen from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

May 2 2002

Scientists Close In on New Aphid Threat to Soybeans
Feature on research collaborated by Research Plant Pathologist Glen Hartman who is with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL. Collaborators included David Voegtlin from the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign, IL; and Former ARS Entomologist Manya Stoetzel who was with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory: Beltsville, MD.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

April 25 2002

Wood-Chip Trenches Keep Nitrate Runoff in Check
Feature on research enhanced 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.

April 18 2002

A System to Get Cows FIT
Feature on research performed by Former Dairy Scientist David Mertens, Former Agricultural Engineer Richard Muck and colleagues with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI. The Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison collaborated on the research.

April 8 2002

Researchers Breed New Bean for Export Markets
Feature about work obtained by Former ARS Research Geneticist Philip Miklas who was with the Vegetable and Forage Crops Production Research Unit, Prosser, Wash; Former ARS Collaborator George Hosfield, Former ARS Collaborator Matt Silbernagel, and colleagues with the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit: East Lansing, MI.

March 25 2002 

Biodegradable Lubricants Developed from Alternative Crops
Report on research developed by Research Chemist Steven Cermak, 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 22 2002

Test Allows New Subclass of Soft Wheat for Everything from Crackers to Flat-Bread
Feature about research organized by Former Food Technicians Patrick L. Finney and colleagues ARS Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH. Louise Slade and Harry Levine, both food polymer scientists at Nabisco, Inc. tested the research. 
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

March 20 2002

Corn Helps Check Soybean Cyst Nematodes in No-Till Fields
Feature on research impacted by Former ARS Nematologist Greg Noel and colleagues with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

February 15 2002

New Book Focuses on Nitrogen’s Effect on the Environment
Feature about research implemented by Laboratory Director Jerry Hatfield and his colleagues with the ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA. Robert Follett was also a contributor and he is from the Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research Unit: Fort Collins, CO.

February 13 2002

Agency Scientists Win Top Research Awards
Scientists are honored with top research awards including Former ARS Scientist George Inglett who was with the Functional Foods Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Inglett was presented with the "Outstanding Senior Research Scientist" award for the Midwest Area; and Veterinary Medical Officers Mitchell Palmer with the Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit - located at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Palmer was presented with the "Early Career Research Scientist Award."

February 11 2002

Unraveling the Genome of an Alfalfa Relative
Feature on research presented by Plant Pathologist Deborah SamacFormer Unit Research Leader Carroll Vance and colleagues with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. Collaborators included scientists from the University of California at Davis, University of Minnesota, and the Nobel Foundation. 

February 6 2002

Bt Corn Poses “No Significant Risk” to Monarchs
Feature about research performed by Former Research Leader Leslie C. Lewis, Research Entomologist Richard Hellmich, and colleagues at the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 4 2002

Unstained Soybeans for Perfect Tofu
Feature about research uncovered by by Soil Scientist Doug Karlen, collaborators at Iowa State University, Farmers from Heartland Organic Cooperative, and colleagues of Karlen's from the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

January 30 2002

Researchers Continue to Improve Red Bean Quality
Article about research analyzed by Former Geneticist and Breeder George Hosfield and colleagues at the Sugarbeet and Been Research Unit: East Lansing, MI. Hosfield is now a collaborator for the unit.

January 29 2002

Woody Ornamentals Thriving in Midwest
Article on Research contributed by Former Horticulturist Mark Widrlechner, his Former Technician A. Paul Ovrom, and colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA. 

January 25 2002

New Alfalfa May be Ideal for Poor Soils
Report on work executed by Scientists with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN. Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station collaborated on the research.

January 17 2002

Controlling Crop Pests With Baculoviruses
Feature about research studied by Entomologist Cynthia L Goodman, Former ARS Entomologists James J. Grasela and Carlo M. Ignoffo (now retired), along with Former Microbiologist Arthur H. McIntosh and fellow scientists located at the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory: Columbia, MO.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!