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December 28 2006

Low-Phytate Wheats: How Do They Bake?
Article on research uncovered by Former ARS Plant Geneticist Edward J. Souza and colleagues with the ARS Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

December 20 2006

Could Improved Wheats Reduce Magnesium Deficiencies?
Story on research executed by Former ARS Plant Geneticist Edward J. Souza and colleagues including Mary Guitteri and Karen M Peterson. Souza was formally a Research Leader with the ARS Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

December 6 2006

Using Comparative Genomics To Manage Marek's Disease
Feature on research performed by Microbiologist Stephen Spatz who is with the Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases Research Unit - located at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center: Athens, GA; and Former Microbiologist Robert Silva who was with the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit: East Lansing, MI.

November 29 2006

Adjusting Fertilizer To Create Low-Phytate Crops
Article on research influenced by Former ARS Plant Geneticist Edward J. Souza and colleagues including David Bowen, Mary Guitteri and Karen M Peterson. Souza was a former Research Leader ARS Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

November 15 2006

Getting Livestock Vaccines Past A Maternal Block
Feature about research developed by Former Veterinary Medical Officer Ronald Wesley, Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Kelly Lager, Former Virologist Julia Ridpath, Research Microbiologist John Neill and colleagues from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

November 1 2006

Midwestern Weed May Inspire Newfound Respect
Feature on research acquired by Supervisory Research Chemist Terry Isbell (who is with the Bio-Oils Research Unit), Research Plant Physiologist Steve Vaughn (who is with the Functional Foods Research Unit), and colleagues at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

October 26 2006

Predators of Insect Pests Thrive in "Live" Mulch
Feature on research progressed by Entomologist Jarrad Prasifka (who is now with the Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit: Fargo, N.D.); Research Entomologist Richard Hellmich, and colleagues at the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

October 13 2006

Researchers Decipher Eggplant Pest's Chemical Call
Feature on research assessed by Former ARS Entomologists Bob Bartelt, Allard Cossé and Richard Petroski, Entomologist Bruce Zilkowski and colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

October 11 2006

Missouri Watershed Research Helps Guide Farmer's Pesticide Decisions
Article on Research headed by Research Leader John Sadler with colleagues at the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.

October 5 2006

Scientists Pick Apart Fungus For Genetic Clues
Article on research innovated by Former Microbiologist David Kendra, Former Scientists Robert Butchko, Ronald Plattner, Molecular Biologist Daren Brown, and Microbiologist Robert Proctor. Scientists were a part of the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

October 3 2006

Cattle Protozoa Help Shift Antibiotic Resistance
Article on research provided by former Veterinary Medical Officer Steven Carlson, Former Microbiologist Mark Rasmussen, and colleagues at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

September 25 2006

An Online Toolkit For Soybean Studies
Article on Research examined by Plants Geneticist David Grant, Former ARS Geneticist Randy Shoemaker, and colleagues with the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

September 18 2006

High-Tech Microbes Could Bolster Production Of Natural Sweetener
Feature about research conducted by Chemist Badal Saha and colleagues with the Bioenergy Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

September 7 2006

New Enzymes Boost Alcohol Production
Article about research developed by Plant Physiologist/Research Leader Cynthia Henson and colleagues with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

August 28 2006

Web-Based System Tracks Watersheds' "Vital Signs"
Article on Research that included collaboration with Research Leader John Sadler with colleagues at the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

August 24 2006

Farmers Have Antidotes To Oil Dependency
Feature about uncovered by Former Research Leader for the Renewable Energy and Manure Management Research Unit: Bushland, TX; and Research Agronomist Abdullah Jaradat from the Soil Management Research Unit: Morris, MN.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

August 3 2006

Swine Odor Researchers Target an Ill Wind
Report on research studied by Animal Scientist Brian Kerr and colleagues with the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

July 27 2006

Michigan Lab On Path To New Marek's Disease Vaccine
Story about research evaluated by Former ARS Veterinary Medical Officer Aly Fadly, and Collaborator/Retired Veterinary Medical Officer Richard Witter, they were formally with the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory - located in East Lansing, MI.

July 25 2006

Growers Can Make More Money By Going Organic
Report on research presented by Former Soil Scientist Hillarius Kludze, Entomologist David Archer (who is presently Research Leader at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory: Mandan, N.D.), and colleagues at the Soil Management Research Unit: Morris, MN.

July 17 2006

USDA Patents Microbes To Fight Wheat Fungus
Feature on research implemented by Research Plant Pathologist David Schisler who works with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

June 20 2006

Gypsum Helps Curb Runoff of Soil Phosphorus
Article on research led by Former ARS Agronomist David Brauer (who was with the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center: Booneville, AK); Animal Scientist Glen Aiken and colleagues with the Forage-Animal Production Research Unit: Lexington, KY. Brauer is currently a Research Leader for the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: Bushland, TX).

June 15 2006

Scientists Develop New Crankcase Lube From Plants
Feature 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.

June 9 2006

Guarding Corn and Soybeans Against Viral Attack
Feature on research led by Former ARS Scientist Roy Gingery and colleagues from the Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit: Wooster, OH; Research Geneticist Rouf Mian collaborated and he is from the Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit: Raleigh, N.C. 
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine!

June 6 2006

Sentry Lab Searchers For Threats to U.S. Grains
Feature on research achieved by Research Plant Pathologist Yue Jin, Research Geneticist Les Szabo, and colleagues with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN. 
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

June 5 2006

Scientists "Go Ballistic" Against Brucellosis
Article on research featuring Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Steven Olsen, Colorado State University, and colleagues at the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

June 2 2006

Scientists Help Rust-Proof America's Soybeans
Article on research collaborated by Research Leader Reid Frederick (who is with the Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit: Frederick, MD); Former ARS Scientist Monte Miles, and Research Plant Pathologist Glen Hartman who is with the Soybean/ Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

May 31 2006

Selenium May Boost Insect Immunity
Feature about research studied by Former ARS Insect Virologist Holly Popham, Insect Biochemist/Entomologist Kent Shelby, and fellow scientists located at the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory: Columbia, MO.

May 26 2006

Silencing Wheat and Barley Scab
Feature about a test developed by Research Leader/Geneticist Steven Scofield, and colleagues from the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

May 10 2006

Seed-Rotting Microbes Sought To Battle Weeds
Report on research conducted by Microbiologist Joanne Chee-Sanford, and colleagues from the ARS Invasive Weed Management Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

May 8 2006

Metalworking Lube From Soy Oil
Short feature about work explored by 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.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

May 3 2006

Sowing Clover Mats To Shelter Weed Seed Eaters
Report on research assessed by Ecologist Adam Davis, and colleagues from the ARS Invasive Weed Management Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

May 1 2006

Spit: Worth Its Weight In Gold?
Article about research impacted by Research Chemist Neil Price and colleagues with the Bioproducts & Biocatalysis Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

April 14 2006

Grain-Forage Crop Rotations Seen Boosting Soil Quality
Feature about work performed by Soil Scientist Doug Karlen and collaborators at the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa State University, and colleagues of Karlen's from the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.

April 13 2006

Scientists Mobilize Fungus To Fight Hydrilla
Feature about research uncovered by Microbiologist Mark Jackson and colleagues with the with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Plant Pathologist Judy Shearer also collaborated on the research who is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

March 31 2006

Genetic Markers Point Toward Low-Linolenic-Acid Soybeans
Article about research developed from scientists at the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO - including Research Molecular Biologist Kristen Bilyeu who was the lead. Scientists from Iowa State University, The United Soybean Board, and QualiSoy Initiative helped with the study.

March 28 2006

Imagine - Fuel Alcohol From Pea Starch!
Article on Research innovated by a team of scientist with the ARS Bioenergy Research Unit at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. The team included Chemist Victor Wu (who is now retired), Microbiologist Mike Cotta (who is no longer with ARS), Chemical Engineer Bruce Dien, and the leader of the team Microbiologist Nancy Nichols.

March 9 2006

Scientists Serve Up Fat-Fighting Food Products
Article on research implemented by Research Food Technologist Mukti Singh, Former ARS Scientist George Inglett, and colleagues with the Functional Foods Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL. Michael Tunick started this research and he is with the Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit: Wyndmoor, PA.

February 22 2006

Learning To Grow Better Nursery Plants - Better
Feature about research progressed by Former ARS Plant Pathologist/Research Leader Charles Krause, with a team of colleagues with the Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH. Krause is now a collaborator for the unit.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 7 2006

Johanns Announces Top USDA-ARS Scientists For 2005
Scientists are honored with awards including Plant Geneticist J. Perry Gustafson with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO who was presented with the "Area Senior Research Scientists of 2005" award. Veterinary Medical Officer W. Ray Waters with the Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Research Unit was awarded with the "ARS Early Career Scientists for 2005" for the Midwest Area. (Gustafson and Waters are no longer with ARS).

February 2 2006

Microbes Strengthen Inside Animals' Protozoa
Feature about research contributed by Former Veterinary Medical Officer Steven Carlson, and Former Microbiologist Mark Rasmussen from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

January 30 2006

Monitoring Herbicides in Midwest Drinking Water
Story about research executed by Research Leader Chi-Hua Huang and colleagues with the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory: West Lafayette, IN. Huang is also acting as an Associate Midwest Area Director. 

January 20 2006

HOOF-Prints Help Find Where Outbreaks Begin
Feature about research obtained by Former Microbiologists Betsy Bricker and Darla Ewalt. Bricker was with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. Ewalt was with the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

January 10 2006

New Approaches Needed To Fight This Cattle Virus
Story about research uncovered by Former Virologist Julia Ridpath, Research Microbiologist John Neill and their colleagues from the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!