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December 19 2007

New Swine Flu Has Avian Flu Genes
Feature on research contributed by Bruce Janke with the University of Minnesota, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ARS Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Kelly Lager, Research Veterinary Medical Officer Amy Vincent, and Former Veterinarians Juergen Richt, and Phillip Gauger with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

December 18 2007

Gauging Farmers' Water and Pesticide Use
Article on research conducted by Agricultural Engineer Heping Zhu, Engineering Technician Adam Clark, and colleagues with the Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH.

November 30 2007

Scientists Developing Bread Rich in Beta-Glucan
Feature on research analyzed by Former ARS Chemist Abdellatif, Former Chemist George Inglett, and colleagues with the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

November 27 2007

Village Wheats May Fend Off Stem Rust
Article on research obtained by Plant Pathologist J. Michael Bonman (Leader of the ARS Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit: Aberdeen, ID); Agronomist Harold E. Bockelman, and retired Plant Pathologist Don V. McVey who was with the ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 20 2007

Revamping Relationships Among Cultivated Potatoes
Feature on research achieved by David Spooner and colleagues with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

November 9 2007

Heading Off World Wheat Threat
Feature on research performed by Plant Pathologist Yue Jin, Research Geneticist Les J Szabo, and colleagues with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 7 2007

Study Weighs Cover Crop Use
Feature on research explored by collaborators at Iowa State University, Former ARS Agronomist Jeremy W. Singer and colleagues with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.

October 25 2007

Microbes Plus Sugar Equals Hydrogen Fuel?
Feature on research concluded by Former Leader of the Fermentation Biotechnology Research Unit, Mike Cotta - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

September 20 2007

Fortifying Feed With Biodiesel Co-Products
Feature on research assessed by Former Scientist William Dozier with the Poultry Research Unit: Mississippi State, MS; Animal Scientist Brian Kerr and colleagues with the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit - located at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.

September 18 2007

Garlic's Goodness Best Released With A Crush
Feature on research executed by Research Leader and Plant Geneticist Philipp Simon and his colleagues from INTA La Consulta in Argentina: Pablo Cavagnaro, Alejandra Camargo and Claudio Galmarini. Simon is with the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

September 13 2007

Switchgrass: Bridging Bioenergy and Conservation
Article on research innovated by Plant Geneticist Michael Casler and his colleagues including Scientist Kenneth Vogel from Lincoln, NB. Casler is with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 5 2007

Fungal Foam Targets Termites Inside Trees
Feature on research developed by Chemist Chris Dunlap, and co-developed by Microbiologist Mark Jackson with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL; Maureen S Wright also co-developed this research and she is with the Southern Regional Research Center: New Orleans, LA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 23 2007

Genetic GPS For Tracking Boll Weevils
Feature on research uncovered by Entomologist Tom Sappington and colleagues in the ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 17 2007

Soy Discoveries Lead To New Class Of Cosmetic Ingredient
Feature on research examined by Chemist Dave Compton and Former Chemist Joe Laszlo with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

August 7 2007

Ingredient Lifestyle Options Dwindle For Bovine Bacteria
Feature on research progressed by Former Microbiologist Richard Zuerner and his colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 27 2007

Bacteria Researchers Roll Out The Rye To Rein In Weeds
Feature on research executed by Ecologist Adam S Davis and colleagues with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

July 11 2007

High-Quality Corn For Low-Input Farming Systems
Feature on research implemented by Former Plant Geneticist Linda Pollak and colleagues with the ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA; collaborators included Iowa State University, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and The Practical Farmers of Iowa helped with testing.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 9 2007

Proper Management Can Make Lower Yields Profitable
Feature on research analyzed by Soil Scientist Ardell Halvorson who is with the Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research Unit: For Collins, CO; and Research Leader/ Entomologist David Archer was with the North Central Soil Conversion Research Laboratory: Morris, MN. (Archer is currently with the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory: Mandan, N.D.).
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

July 6 2007

Measuring The Metrics Of Corn Stover-Based Ethanol
Feature on research contributed by Former Plant Physiologist Wally Wilhelm and Scientist Gary Varvel who is with the Agroecosystem Management Research Unit: Lincoln, NE; Location Coordinator and Research Leader John Baker also contributed and he is with the Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 20 2007

Letting Plants "Talk" To You
Feature on research achieved by Former Plant Pathologist Jim Locke and Former Horticulturist Jonathan Frantz who were with the ARS Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 18 2007

Patented Prebiotic Helps Good Bacteria Take On Bad Ones
Feature on research examined by Former Chemist Greg Cote and colleagues with the ARS Bioproducts and Biocatalysis Research Unit: Peoria, IL.

June 15 2007

Can The Right Potting Mix Replace Fungicide?
Feature on research organized by Plant Pathologists Leona Horst, James Locke (former ARS Plant Pathologist), and Collaborator Charles Krause who are with the Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH. Locke was with the Greenhouse Production Research Group: Toledo, OH.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 13 2007

Scientist Pinpoints When Weeds Are Most Meddlesome
Feature on research obtained by Ecologist Marty Williams and colleagues with the Invasive Weed Management Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

June 7 2007

Building and Heating A Virtual Greenhouse
Feature on "Virtual Grower" software published by Former Plant Pathologist Jim Locke, Former Horticulturist Jonathan Frantz, and Collaborator and Research Leader Charles Krause who are with the Greenhouse Production Research Group: Toledo, OH.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

May 17 2007

ARS Scientists Honored For Tech Transfer Efforts
Scientists are presented with technology transfer awards including Milagros P Hojilla-Evangelista who is with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

May 14 2007

Ethanol "Leftover" Has Weed-Fighting Potential
Feature on research concluded by Plant Physiologist Steve Vaughn and collaborators including Chemist Mark Berhow, and Chemist Rogers Harry O'Kuru who are with the Functional Foods Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL; Rick Boydston also collaborated and he is from Prosser, Washington.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

May 2 2007

Tip For Greenhouse Growers: Add Silicon
Feature on research impacted by Former Plant Pathologist Jim Locke and Former Horticulturist Jonathan Frantz who were with the ARS Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 25 2007

In Producing Ethanol, Some Cornstalks Should Be Left In The Field
Feature on research innovated by Soil Scientist Jane Johnson and her colleagues with the Soil Management Research Unit: Morris, MN.

April 19 2007

Robust, Yeast Combo May Mean More Ethanol
Feature on research enhanced by Molecular Biologist Stephen Hughes and colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

April 12 2007

Single Microbe Yields Ethanol, Plus Eco-Friendly Glue
Feature on research uncovered by Former Scientist Paul Weimer and colleagues with the Agency's U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

April 5 2007

Genes Foil Hessian Flies' Feeding On Wheat
Feature on research progressed by Entomologist Richard Shukle and colleagues with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

April 5 2007

New USDA Cereal Crops Laboratory Dedicated
Feature on new laboratory where Cynthia Henson is the Research Leader. She is with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

April 3 2007

Probing Tiny Plant Cells To Unleash Big Bioenergy
Feature on research executed by Former Chemist John Ralph and Former Research Associate Fachuang Lu, along with colleagues at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI.

April 2 2007

Cornstarch Yields Eco-Friendly Laundry Ingredient
Feature on research influenced by Scientist Randy Shogren, Chemical Engineer and currently the Midwest Area Director J.L. Willett, and colleagues with the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 28 2007

New Tool For Mining Phytochemicals From Soy
Feature on research provided by Chemist Mark Berhow, and collaborators including Chemist Karl Vermillion and Former ARS Scientist Sandra Duval with the Functional Foods Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 27 2007

ARS, EPA Partner to Protect Watersheds
Feature on research uncovered by Supervisory Research Hydraulic Engineer James V. Bonta and colleagues from the Former North Appalachian Experimental Watershed Unit (NAEW) at Coshocton, OH.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 14 2007

Precision Agriculture: Maximizing Benefits With Better Management
Feature on research presented by Soil Scientist Newell Kitchen, Soil Scientist Robert Lerch, and Agricultural Engineer Kenneth Sudduth who are with the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 13 2007

Onions With A Nutritional - Not Pungent - Punch
Feature on research performed by Research Geneticist Michael Havey and colleagues with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

March 6 2007 ARS Honors Top Scientists For 2006
Scientists honored including former Research Leader Leslie C. Lewis who was with the ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA; and Agricultural Engineer Heping Zhu who is with the Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH.
March 2 2007 Working Towards A More Complex Cucumber
Feature on research advanced by Plant Geneticist Dr. Jack E. Staub who was formally with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI. He is now with the Forage and Range Research Unit: Logan, UT.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!
February 22 2007 Natural Enzyme Deters Fall Armyworms and Other Corn-Feeding Insects
Feature on research influenced by Research Molecular Biologist Eric Johnson, Research Entomologist Patrick Dowd, Former ARS Scientist Scott Pinkerton and colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
January 24 2007 Virulent Hessian Flies Renew Attack On U.S. Wheat
Feature on research contributed by Former ARS Molecular Biologist Christie Williams, Entomologist Brandi Schemerhorn, and colleagues with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!
January 19 2007 Space-Age Tools Boost Food Safety, Quality
Feature on research tested by Agricultural Engineer Renfu Lu who is with the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit: East Lansing, MI.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!