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October 7 2010

New Study Shows Benefits of BT Corn to Farmers
Report on research contributed by William Hutchison from the University of Minnesota, and Entomologist Rick Hellmich with the agency's Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

September 3 2010

Test Finds E.Coli in Beef Faster, Could Better Trace Outbreaks
Story about research at Purdue University on E. Coli detection methods and ARS helped to fund the research.

August 27 2010

Tofu Ingredient Yields Formaldehyde-Free Glue for Plywood and Other Wood Products
Press release distributed by the American Chemical Society about work by Former ARS-Madison Wisconsin scientist Charles Frihart on the development of soy-based glues that use a substance in soy milk and tofu and could mean a new generation of more eco-friendly furniture, cabinets, flooring, and other wood products.

August 27 2010

'Soyscreen': Sunscreen For Fungus to Expand Biological Control of Crop Pests
Report on work anlalyzed by Entomologist Robert Behle on the development of a soy-based "sunscreen" that could enhance efforts to use the fungus Beauveria bassiana as a biocontrol. Behle is with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

August 20 2010

Researchers Alter Cow Diets To Help Environment
Feature on research about cow nutrition and includes quotes from Former ARS-Madison researcher Glen Broderick. The Philadelphia Inquirer is the third oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. It provides general news to about 390,000 people in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

August 16 2010

ARS, CIFT Team Up to Commercialize Research in the Midwest
Feature on research executed by Former Assistant Administrator for Technology Transfer Richard Brenner, and CIFT President and CEO David Beck. They signed an agreement in Toledo, OH and this technology benefits all Midwestern States.

August 6 2010

Flower-Dwelling Yeast Licensed for Use Against Scab Disease
Feature on research developed by Former Plant Pathologist David Schisler and his colleagues with the Crop Bioprotection Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

July 23 2010

Batteries Still Not Included?
Feature that includes the Federal role in dramatic innovation about the role of government in scientific research, blogger Edward Tenner cites ARS research in Peoria in the 1940s on the development of penicillin with The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

July 20 2010

Dairy Farmers Can Fight Johne's Disease Threat With Chlorine and Stainless Steel
Article on Research progressed by Microbiologist Kim Cook with the Bacterial Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit: Athens, GA; and Hydrologist Carl Bolster with the Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit - located at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center: Bowling Green, KY.

July 19 2010

'Business as Usual' Crop Development Won't Satisfy Future Demand, Research Finds
Story that includes Former ARS-Urbana scientist Don Ort is quoted in a story about his research on how global climate change is affecting food production.
Read the Article published on Phys Org!

July 19 2010

Mapping Out Pathways To Better Soybeans
Article on research enhanced by Former ARS researchers Carroll Vance, and Yung-Tsi Bolon formally with the Plant Science Research Unit: St. Paul, MN; and Randy Shoemaker with the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA
Read the Article on SeedQuest - 40,000 seed professionals from around the world use this site every month!

July 15 2010

Scientists Counter Brucellosis Threat To Livestock and Wildfire
Feature on research executed by Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer Steven Olsen, Microbiologist Fred Tatum, and Former ARS Microbiologist Betsy Bricker with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA.

July 9 2010

Ag Lab Workers Hear Call to Establish Garden That Benefits Community
Feature about one of the "People's Gardens" maintained by The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research Staff.

July 2 2010

Urban Gardening, Part 2: Greenhouse Technology
Feature on state-of-the-art greenhouse production includes information on the computer program "Virtual Grower," which was developed by ARS scientists.

June 25 2010

Grassed Waterways Including Compost Filter Socks Reduce Soil Erosion and Herbicide Concentrations From Fields
Report on research acquired in part by Former ARS-Coshocton scientists Martin Shipitalo and Lloyd Owens from Ames, IA, who found that mesh tubes filled with composted bark and wood chips can reduce sediment flow and retain dissolved chemicals in field runoff.
Also distributed by ARS via a Newswise and EurekAlert! press release. Also in Physorg.com!

June 25 2010

Vegetables Grown on Land Next To Research Plots Will Benefit Area Organizations
Feature about garden started up by ARS-Urbana scientist Marty Williams next to his research plots includes several quotes from Williams. The produce will be donated to area food banks and soup kitchens. The Champaign News-Gazette is published daily in Champaign, Illinois and has a circulation of 42,800. Williams is with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

June 23 2010

Researchers Study Value of Chicken Litter in Cotton Production
Report on research executed by Agronomist Haile Tewolde, Soil Scientist Ardeshir Adeli with the Genetics and Precision Agriculture Research Unit: Mississippi; and Research Leader Karamat Sistani with the Animal Waste Management Research Unit: Bowling Green, KY.

June 18 2010

Saving The Soil and Maintaining Corn Yields; Research Says Yes To Both
Story about Iowa State University research on cover crops includes quotes from Former ARS-Ames collaborator Jeremy Singer on the results to date. 
Also distributed from an ISU press release via EurkeAlert! Also in Seedquest!

June 16 2010

Wild Potato Germplasm Holds Key to Disease Resistance
Report on research obtained by Geneticists Dennis Halterman and Shelley Jansky with the Vegetable Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article in AgResearch Magazine! Also distributed by SeedquestPhysorg.com, and Science Daily - which is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine and has about 15 million page views a month. The editors of Popular Science magazine chose it as one of the "Top 50 Web Sites." Also distributed by ARS via a EurekAlert! Press release.

June 11 2010

ARS, Cooperators Find Genes Involved in Yellow Perch Growth
Feature on research fulfilled by Animal Physiologist Brian Shepherd with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center: Madison, WI; and scientists from the University of Wisconsin's WATER Institute in Milwaukee. 

June 2 2010

Scientists Clarify Origins of Potato Germplasm Neo-Tuberosum
Feature on research analyzed by Botanist David Spooner with the agency's Vegetable Crop Research Unit: Madison, WI; and his colleagues at the International Potato Center: Lima, Peru.

June 1 2010

Uncovering The Mystery of a Major Threat To Wheat
Feature on research contributed by Geneticist Les Szabo, Plant Pathologist Yue Jin, and Former Scientist Marty Carlson with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN. United Press International (UPI) is a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments, and researchers worldwide. UPI is a global operation headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Beirut, Hong Kong, London, Santiago, Seoul, and Tokyo. Its news report is read by millions of global readers each day. Also in New Kerala, an online newspaper for the Indian community that covers national and international events, with a network of reporters in major Indian cities. Also in Science Daily, one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine and has about 15 million page views a month. The editors of Popular Sciencemagazine chose it as one of the "Top 50 Web Sites." Also in Seedquest, EurekAlert!, and UPI Top News!

May 28 2010

Put More Nitrogen Into Milk, Not Manure
Feature on Former ARS soil scientist J. Mark Powell at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, WI; and Agricultural Engineer Clarence Rotz at the ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, PA., and Australian colleagues to calculate nitrogen use efficiency ratings to guide dairy farmers. Medical News Today is a British-based news service that provides current medical news headlines for healthcare professionals and the general public. Also in Physorg.com and EurekAlert!

May 28 2010

Cross Country: Making Hay On The Cutting Edge
Feature about growing and harvesting hay quotes Former ARS-Madison agronomist Richard Walgenbach on a local group that provides a range of farm services, including harvesting. The Capital Times serves the Madison, Wisconsin, area and is published by Madison.com, one of the leading regional providers of media content. It has a circulation of around 17,000. 

May 26 2010

USDA Detects Antimicrobial-Resistant Genes
Food Safety News is a daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety. Also distributed through Food Safety News.

May 25 2010

Model Developed For Manipulating Vitamin D Levels in Calves
Feature about research uncovered by Former Microbiologist Brian Nonnecke, Former Scientist Ray Waters, Animal Scientist Tim Reinhardt and colleagues with the Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit - located at The National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. 

May 21 2010

Resistant Wheat Rebuilds Cell Walls When Attacked by Hessian Flies
Report about work obtained by Former ARS-West Lafayette scientist Christie Williams (with the Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit) on the ability of wheat to protect itself against insect pests. Redorbint.com is a website that features news about science, space, and technology and receives over 5 million visitors every month.

May 20 2010

Seeds of Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn Lines Available
Feature about research explored by Former Plant Pathologist Robert Brown (with the Food and Feed Safety Research Unit - located at the Southern Regional Research Center), Plant Geneticist Mark Millard and colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA. 

May 6 2010

Large Amounts of Nitrogen Stored Beneath Selected Agricultural Areas
Report on research conducted by USGS and ARS scientists Liwang Ma (with the Rangeland & Resources Systems Research Unit: Fort Collins, CO) and Agricultural Engineer Rob Malone (with the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit: Ames, IA) indicating that large amounts of nitrogen are stored in the soils of agricultural areas in Nebraska and Maryland and could significantly impact water quality. Also in Newswise and EurekAlert!

May 6 2010

Weevil Offers Hope For Future
Short feature about work analyzed by ARS-Urbana Ecologist Adam Davis on biological controls for garlic mustard. Quad-City Times is a daily paper published in Davenport, Iowa. It has a circulation of 52,700. Davis is with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

May 6 2010

Atrazine Is The Main Weapon Against Weeds In Sweet Corn, With Few Alternatives
Feature about work directed by ARS-Urbana Ecologist Marty Williams on atrazine use by corn producers. Also in EurekAlert!, a leading global news service focused on science, medicine and technology that offers press release distribution, an experts database, multimedia and other services connecting the scientific and medical community with reporters. Over six thousand science, health and technology reporters worldwide rely on EurekAlert! for story ideas and resources. Williams is with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit: Urbana, IL.

May 5 2010

Corn For Food and Fuel
Press release about research conducted in part by Former ARS-St. Paul scientist Hans Jung on genetic studies of corn indicating that corn can be bred to optimize properties for cellulosic ethanol without adversely affecting the grain yield. Newswise is an online resource for news related to science-, business- and humanities-themed research conducted by professional organizations, laboratories, universities, government agencies and private research groups. Each Newswise article is categorized into Medical, Science, Life, or Business News, and is delivered to more than 20,000 subscribers through the Newswise Wires.

April 30 2010

Death To Japanese Beetles!
Feature about work executed by ARS-Wooster scientist Christopher Ranger (with the Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH) on geraniums and Japanese beetles - and includes several quotes by Ranger. The Philadelphia Inquirer is the third oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. It provides general news to about 390,000 people in the Philadelphia area and beyond. 

April 28 2010

Weed Could Be The Future Of Biofuel
Feature about pennycress notes that research on pennycress as a biofeedstock began at ARS-National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL; where work is continuing. The Holland Sentinel is published daily in Holland, Michigan and has a circulation of 17,200.

April 26 2010

Secretary Vilsack Dedicates Animal Health Research Facility in Ames
Short story about the dedication of the new National Centers for Animal Health in Ames notes that ARS will be conducting research in the facility. Tom Vilsack was the former Secretary of Agriculture with the National Animal Disease Center: Ames, IA. The National Centers for Animal Health is a consolidation of ARS's National Animal Disease Center (NADC) and APHIS's National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) and the Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB). High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal's website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.

April 20 2010

Hops Helps Reduce Ammonia Produced By Cattle
Article on Research progressed by Microbiologist Michael Flythe and his colleagues including Plant Physiologist Isabelle Kagen, and Animal Scientist Glen Aiken - with the Forage Animal Production Research Unit: Lexington, KY.

April 9 2010

Cellulosic Ethanol: Expanding Options, Identifying Obstacles
Report on work analyzed by Chemist Badal Saha (with the Bioenergy Research Unit), Geneticist Tim Leathers, and Microbiologist Ken Bischoff with the Renewable Product Technology Research Unit - located at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.

March 30 2010

St. John's Wort Collection Mined For Its Medicinal Value
Feature about research developed by Former Horticulturist Mark Widrlechner, Former Horticulturist Luping Qu and colleagues with the Plant Introduction Research Unit: Ames, IA. 

March 29 2010

Cutting Fat-and Calories-From Cakes and Frostings
Report on work analyzed by Chemist George Fanta (with the Plant Polymer Research Unit), Food Technologist Mukti Singh, and Chemical Engineer Jeff Byars with the Functional Foods Research Unit - at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

March 18 2010

Tryptophan-Enriched Diet Reduces Pig Aggression
Feature about research provided by Animal Scientist Jeremy Marchant-Forde and Biologist Heng-Wei Cheng at the Livestock Behavior Research Unit: West Lafayette, IN.

March 8 2010

Saving The Soil and Maintaining Corn Yields; Research Says Yes To Both
Story about research influenced by Former Horticulturist Jonathan Frantz with the ARS Greenhouse Production Research Group: Toledo, OH; and Entomologist Chris Ranger with the Application Technology Research Unit: Wooster, OH.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 22 2010

Scientists Identify Specific Barley Tissues Infected By Scab
Feature about research executed by Former Plant Molecular Geneticist Ron Skadsen, Research Leader Cynthia Henson and colleagues with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 4 2010

ARS Scientists Turn To A Wild Oat To Combat Crown Rust
Feature on research advanced by Former Research Leader Martin Carson with the Cereal Disease Laboratory: St. Paul, MN. 
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 3 2010

Secrets To Superb Malting Barley's Explored By ARS Researchers
Feature about research attained by Former Plant Physiologist Allen Budde, Former Chemist Mark Schmitt and colleagues with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

February 1 2010

Studies Provide Insight Into Key Oat Chemical
Feature about research executed by Former Chemist Doug Doehlert with the Red Valley Agricultural Research Center: Fargo, ND; Former Chemist Mitchell Wise and colleagues with the Cereal Crops Research Unit: Madison, WI.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

January 13 2010

USDA Scientists, Cooperators Sequence Soy Genome
Report on research contributed by Former Geneticists Randy Shoemaker, Perry Cregan, David Hyten, Geneticists Steven CannonDavid Grant, and their colleagues with the agency's Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit: Ames, IA.

January 12 2010

Microbe Collections Accelerate Discoveries
Report on work performed by Former Research Leader and Microbiologist Cletus Kurtzman and colleagues at The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.
Read the Article published in AgResearch Magazine!

January 8 2010

Cuphea Does Wonders For Wheat and Corn In Rotations
Report on research uncovered by Plant Physiologist Russ Gesch and colleagues with the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab: Morris, MN; with collaboration from the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research: Peoria, IL.