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December 30 2009

Bacteria Wins First Round Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Feature on research developed by a group of British Scientists and Microbiologist Terry Whitehead with the Bioenergy Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

December 28 2009

Tracking Virus Resistance Genes in Watermelon Made Easier With New Molecular Markers
Feature on research contributed by Plant Virologist Kai-Shu Ling and Amnon Levi (with the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory: Charleston, SC); Geneticist Karen Harris (with the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit: Tifton, GA); and Geneticist Michael Havey with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.

December 17 2009

New Vaccines May Help Thwart E.Coli 0157:H7
Story about research executed by Research Microbiologist Vijay Sharma and Former Microbiologist Thomas A Casey with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

December 9 2009

Farms, Fertilizers, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Report on research uncovered by Former Microbiologist Tim Parkin, his team formally with the ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA; and Soil Scientist Rodney Venterea with the ARS Soil and Water Management Research Unit: St. Paul, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 24 2009

Sustainable Corn Production Supports Advanced Biofuel Feedstocks
Story about research organized by Chemical Engineer Akwasi Boateng, Chemist Charles Mullen, Mechanical Engineer Neil Goldburg, Former Research Leader Kevin Hicks (with the Eastern Regional Research Center: Wyndmoor, PA); Chemist Isabel Lima (with the Southern Regional Research Center: New Orleans, LA); and Former Soil Scientist David Laird with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Ames, IA.

November 13 2009

Scientists Find Ozone Levels Already Affecting Soybean Yields
Story about research achieved by Former Research Leader Don Ort, Plant Physiologist Carl Bernacchi, Molecular Biologist Lisa Ainsworth, Former Geneticist Randall Nelson, collaborating with University of Illinois Scientists - with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

November 3 2009

Searching For Ways To Reduce Agriculture's Climate Change Footprint
Story about research performed by Soil Scientist Jane Johnson with the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory: Morris, MN.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

October 27 2009

ARS Scientists Cryopreserve Pest-Imperiled Ash Trees
Feature about research advanced by Plant Physiologist Gayle Volk (with the Plant and Animal Genetic Resources Preservation Unit: Fort Collins, CO); Former Horticulturist Mark Widrlechner and colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA. 

October 20 2009

Doppler Ultrasound Helps Scientists Understand Fescue Toxicosis in Cattle
Article on Research obtained by Research Leader Jim Strickland, and led by Animal Scientist Glen Aiken - with the Forage Animal Production Research Unit: Lexington, KY.

September 25 2009

ARS Scientist Helps Craft National Academies Report on Alternative Fuels
Article on research executed by Former Research Leader Douglas Karlen and his colleagues at the ARS Soil and Water Quality Research Unit: Ames, IA.

September 23 2009

The Field Narrows For Cover Crops In Biofuel Production
Article on research achieved by Former ARS Agronomist Jeremy Singer and his colleagues at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

September 21 2009

How Much Corn Stover Can A Corn Grower Pick?
Story about research contributed by Dave Archer (with the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory: Mandan, ND) and Soil Scientist Jane Johnson with the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory: Morris, MN.

September 9 2009

No Mistaking This Bug With New Insect ID Technique
Article on research fulfilled by Entomologist Tom Sappington, and colleagues with the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

September 3 2009

With Biobased Additives, ARS Scientists "Just Say No!" to Petroleum
Feature on research progressed by Chemist (and now Center Director for the Eastern Regional Research Center: Wyndmoor, PA) Sevim Erhan at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

September 1 2009

Researchers Develop New Glue From Corn
Feature on research analyzed by Chemist Milagros Hojilla-Evangelista with the Plant Polymer Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 18 2009

Effective Communication Essential For Pathogens That Need To Succeed
Article on research impacted by Microbiologist Brad Bearson with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment, and Former Microbiologist Shawn Bearson with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

August 6 2009

Corn Research Unlocks Basis of Natural Diversity and Reveals Genetics of Flowering and Hybrid Vigor
Article on research acquired by Plant Geneticist Ed Buckler, Biologist Doreen Ware (Ithaca, N.Y.); Plant Geneticist Jim Holland (Raleigh, N.C.); Former Plant Geneticist Michael McMullen and Sherry Flint-Garcia with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO.

July 28 2009

New Yeasts Could Help Fast-Track Biofuel Production
Feature on research examined by Molecular Biologist Stephen Hughes and colleagues with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

July 20 2009

Scientists Find Ozone Levels Already Affecting Soybean Yields
Story about research explored by Michigan State University, Cornell University, the University of Illinois, CABI in Switzerland, and ARS Ecologist Adam Davis - with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

June 29 2009

Connecting the Dots for Alkaloids, Toxicosis Symptoms
Article on research investigated by the University of Kentucky, ARS Animal Scientist James Klotz and colleagues - with the Forage Animal Production Research Unit: Lexington, KY.

June 18 2009

Avian Bacterium More Dangerous Than Believed
Article on research assessed by Microbiologist Karen Register and Former Veterinary Medical Officer Robert Kunkle with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - located at The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

June 16 2009

Biotechnology's Potential to Improve Seed Composition Outlined
Article on research evaluated by Washington University, and Molecular Biologist Hari B. Krishnan with the Plant Genetics Research Unit: Columbia, MO.

June 10 2009

Breeding Gentler Laying Hens That Still Produce Eggs To Industry Standard
Feature about research achieved by Purdue University, Biologist Heng-Wei Cheng with a team of scientists at the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

June 3 2009

Clues on Corn Yields, Weather Conditions and Climate Patterns
Report on work evaluated by Agricultural Engineer Rob Malone and fellow scientists with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.

May 14 2009

Coordinated Pushback Could Help Contain Bovine Bacterial Diseases
Feature about research assessed by Microbiologist John Bannantine, Microbiologist Judy Stabel, Former Veterinary Officer Ray Waters, Molecular Biologist Tyler Thacker, Veterinary Officer Mitch Palmer, and colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

May 6 2009

New Techniques Developed For TSE Testing
Feature about research contributed by Chemist Eric Nicholson and Former Veterinarian Robert Kunkle and colleagues with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

May 5 2009

A Better Understanding Of A Major Threat To Wheat
Feature on research impacted by James Kolmer and colleagues with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St Paul, MN.

April 29 2009

There's Money In Managing Manure--When It's Done Right
Report on research developed by Soil Scientists Matias VanottiAriel Szogi (with the Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research Center: Florence, S.C.); Microbiologist Patricia Miller (with the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory: Beltsville, MD); and Chemist John Loughrin with the Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit: Bowling Green, KY.

March 26 2009

Scientists Identify Rust Resistance Genes In Soybeans
Article on research contributed by Geneticist Michelle Graham, Former Scientist Jenelle Meyer, Kerry Pedley, Former Scientist Randy Shoemaker, and other colleagues. Graham was the lead and she is with the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

March 5 2009

New Yeasts Could Help Fast-Track Biofuel Production
Feature on research innovated by University of Oklahoma, University of Göteborg (Sweden), Microbiologist Terence Whitehead and Former Scientist Michael Cotta with the Bioenergy Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

February 25 2009

Sorting Seeds, Saving Water
Story about research studied by Ecologist Adam Davis, and Former ARS Biological Science Technician James Moody- with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

February 10 2009

ARS Honors Scientists and Support Staff
Feature honoring ARS Scientists including Botanist David Spooner with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI; and Supervisory Research Geneticist Alejandro Rooney the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

February 5 2009

Milkweed Oil Tapped For Sunscreen and Other Products
Feature on research dissected by Chemist Rogers E Harry-O`Kuru with the Bio-Oils Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

February 4 2009

Piglet Feed Supplements Support Immune Systems
Report on work fulfilled by Former Physiologist Tom Weber, partnered with Animal Scientist Brian Kerr and Former Microbiologist Cherie Ziemer with the formally known Swine Odor and Manure Management Research Unit - located at The National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment: Ames, IA.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

January 28 2009

Grass Strips Help Curb Erosion, Herbicide Transport
Article on research executed by University of Missouri and Soil Scientist Bob Lerch and colleagues with the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

January 16 2009

MIRI Method Reduces Water In Use In Rice Field Tests
Article on research examined by University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Engineer Earl Vories with the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit: Columbia, MO.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!

January 13 2009

From Golf to Golf, Drainage Industry Greens
Article on research uncovered by Research Leader Kevin King and colleagues with the Soil Drainage Research Unit: Columbus, OH.
Read the Article on AgResearch Magazine!