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December 21 2004

New Computer Program Predicts Mycotoxin Levels In Corn
Article on research executed by Entomologist Patrick Dowd and colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Illinois Central College also collaborated on the work.

December 15 2004

Scientists Probe Genetic Makeup Of Chickens
Story about research contributed by Research Geneticist Hans H Cheng and his colleagues with the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory - located in East Lansing, MI. Washington University School of Medicine, University of California at Davis, and The National Institute of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute were collaborators.

December 9 2004

Scientist Tap Fungus To Protect Corn
Article about research enhanced by former ARS Microbiologist Don Wicklow who worked at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

December 3 2004

Tree Micropropagation Technique Developed
Article on research influenced by Plant Physiologist Brent Tisserat and colleagues with the Functional Foods Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

November 29 2004

A Regional Scheme for Foiling Non-Native Plant "Escapes"
Feature about research impacted by Former Horticulturist Mark Widrlechner and his colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA. 

November 23 2004

Cows Could Be Getting Too Much Protein
Feature on research conducted by Former ARS Dairy Scientist Glen A. Broderick, and colleagues - at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

November 19 2004

A Forage Laboratory For America's Mid-South
Article on Research implemented by Research Leader Jim Strickland with colleagues - at the Forage Animal Production Research Unit: Lexington, KY.

November 15 2004

New Carrots Offer Colorful Surprises - and Health Benefits
Feature on research progressed 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 were collaborators. 

October 26 2004

Study Shows Differences in Natural Immunity in Cloned Pigs
Feature about research uncovered 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.

October 19 2004

Statue of Liberty Goes Green With Soy
Article about research studied by Former ARS Administrator Edward Knipling who was with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. 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.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

October 18 2004

LiDAR: A Bright New Trend in Environmental Studies
Feature about research achieved by Laboratory Director Jerry Hatfield, Research Soil Scientist John Prueger, and his colleagues with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

October 13 2004

A One-Time Plowing May Not Hurt Carbon Credits
Feature on research developed by Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Steven Olsen, Microbiologist Fred Tatum, and Former ARS Microbiologist Betsy Bricker with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

September 30 2004

A Grazing Strategy For Small Dairy Farms
Report on research conducted in part by Former ARS-Coshocton Soil Scientist Lloyd Owens from (what is formally known as the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed: Coshocton, OH) now formed into the Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH. Other ARS facilities collaborated including the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

September 29 2004

A Proposal To Monitor Water Quality Wins Top Award
Article on research executed by Research Agronomist James Kiniry, Agricultural Engineer Jeffrey Arnold (who are both with the Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory: Temple, TX), and Research Leader/Engineer Kevin King who is now with the Soil Drainage Research Unit: Columbus, OH.

September 27 2004

Bacteria Take on Late Blight, Sprouting and Dry Rot in Potatoes
Feature on research dissected 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 24 2004

Ethanol Byproduct Shown To Improve Soil
Story about research innovated by Soil Scientist Jane Johnson and colleagues with the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory: Morris, MN.

September 1 2004

Key Clues to Cause of Rice Yield Dilemma
Article on research impacted by Research Soil Scientist Dan Olk and colleagues at the ARS Soil and Water Quality Research Unit - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 31 2004

Agricultural Research Service Lab Promotes New Technologies
Story about new technology developed and includes quotes from ARS Former Center Director for Peoria Peter Johnsen - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

August 25 2004

Charring Peanut Shells for Hydrogen Fuel
Report on research organized by Former Soil Scientist Don Reicosky and colleagues with the Soil Management Research Unit - located at The North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory: Morris, MN; Collaborators included Eprida, INC, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 12 2004

Newly Explored Rice Gene Could Help "Blast" Killer Fungus
Feature on research obtained by Former ARS Chemist Sally Leong and colleagues with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 4 2004

Targeting E. Coli Bacteria at Their Source
Feature on research executed by Former Microbiologist Evelyn Dean-Nystrom, Former Veterinary Medical Officer William Stoffregen, and colleagues at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 28 2004

Treating Both Swine Diets and Manure Can Slash Phosphorus Runoff
Article on research progressed by Soil Scientist Doug Smith and his colleagues at The National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory: West Lafayette, IN. Collaborators included Soil Scientist Philip Moore: Fayetteville, AK., and the University of Arkansas.

July 20 2004

Fiber-Hungry Bacteria Could Form Natural "Bond" With Wood Industry
Feature on research uncovered by Former Scientist Paul Weimer and colleagues with the Agency's U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

July 14 2004

New Soy Germplasm Lines Available For Breeding
Feature on research examined by ARS Scientists with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 29 2004

New Method Can Boost Yields, Lower Fertilizer Use
Article on research implemented by Soil Scientist Newell Kitchen, Agricultural Engineer Kenneth Sudduth and colleagues at the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.

June 28 2004

ARS Top Performers Win Presidential Rank Awards
Scientists presented with the Meritorious Executive Award for 2003 including Former ARS Scientist George Inglett who was with the Functional Foods Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL; and Former Director for the Midwest Area Adrianna Hewings. 

June 25 2004

ARS Employees Recognized at Agriculture Secretary's 2004 Honor Awards Ceremony
Scientists presented with honor awards including Chemist George Fanta (with his team at the Plant Polymer Research Unit) - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

June 21 2004

New Website Traces "Long, Strange Trip" of Corn
Feature about new website that includes research conducted at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

June 16 2004

Rapid Test for Global Fungal Threat
Report on research conducted by Former Plant Pathologist Charles Barnes, Former Lab Technician Kim Nguyen, Geneticist Les Szabo and other Scientists with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 8 2004

Continual Fertilizing, Not Cows, Is the Problem on Sensitive Pastures
Short feature about research evaluated in part by Former ARS-Coshocton Soil Scientist Lloyd Owens from (what is formally known as the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed: Coshocton, OH) now formed into the Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH. 

June 3 2004

New USDA Lab to Study Stress Indicators in Livestock
Feature about a new "Farm Animal Behavior and Well-Being Laboratory" in West Lafayette, IN. The new facility will house the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

May 25 2004

New Bacterial Group Named After ARS Scientist
Article about new bacterial group named after Microbiologist Terry Whitehead with the Bioenergy Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL is quoted in the story. The Article honors Former ARS Microbiologist Robert B. Hespell.

May 24 2004

Irrigating Through Drainage Pipes Helps Farmers and the Environment
Feature about work enhanced by Soil Scientist Norman Fausey who was the head of the ARS Soil Drainage Unit (he is now a collaborator with the Unit); Research Agricultural Engineer Barry Allred and colleagues with the Soil Drainage Research Unit: Columbus, OH.

May 5 2004

Federal Laboratory Consortium Recognizes ARS Scientists for Tech Transfer
Scientists are presented with technology transfer awards including Chemist Sevim Erhan when she was with the Food and Industrial Oil Research Unit - located 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. ARS Former Center Director for Peoria Peter Johnsen was also honored in the ceremony with the "FLC Laboratory Director of the Year Award."

April 12 2004

Toward a Better Sugar Beet
Article on research executed by Research Geneticist J. Mitchell McGrath who is with the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit: East Lansing, MI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 1 2004

New Breed of Beet Geneticists Unraveling Sugar Beet Genome
Article on Research led by Research Geneticist J. Mitchell McGrath who is with the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit: East Lansing, MI. Plant Pathologist John Weiland who was from the Sugar Beet Research Unit: Fargo, N.D.; and Former ARS Scientist Leonard Panella from the Sugar Beet Research Unit: Ft. Collins, CO were contributors.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 29 2004

Corn Fungus Tapped For Carotenoid Production
Report on research contributed by Geneticist Tim Leathers and colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 24 2004

Test Detects Brucella Bacteria in Goat's Milk
Feature about research obtained by Former Chemist Louisa Tabatabai and colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA She collaborated with Nathan Funk from Iowa State University and Barbara Martin from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services.

March 5 2004

New Test to Find, Recruit Pest-Fighting Bacteria
Report on work explored by Former ARS Nematologist Greg Noel and colleagues with the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 11 2004

Progress in Reverse Against New Swine Flu Strain
Feature about research uncovered by ARS Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Kelly Lager, Former Veterinary Medical Officer Juergen Richt, and colleagues with The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. The researchers were in collaboration with Scientists from Iowa State University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

January 23 2004

ARS Scientists Honored For Tech Transfer Efforts
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.

January 22 2004

Veneman Announces Top ARS Scientists For 2003
Scientists are honored with awards including Chemist George Fanta with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. He was honored as ARS Outstanding Senior Scientist of 2003. Current Research Leader Donald Lay with the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN was awarded with Area Early Career Scientists.

January 16 2004

Vitamin E May Be Key To Listeria-Free Turkeys
Feature on research evaluated by Former ARS Microbiologist Irene Wesley who was with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Collaborators included University of Arkansas and Iowa State University.