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October 20 New Blackberries: Eclipse, Galaxy, and Twilight
October 15 Researchers are Juicing Alfalfa as a Next-Generation Aquafeed
October 6 Plants Give Rise to Biodegradable Base Oils—With Helping Hand from Science
   
September 23 USDA Study Reveals Airborne Fungus Can Trigger Plant Growth
September 22 Space Nematodes: A Giant Leap for Interplanetary Agriculture
September 15 ARS Research Shows Balanced Carbohydrate and Fat Intake Can Prevent Certain Diseases
September 11 ARS Scientists Seek Answers from Spotted Lanternfly Dispersal
September 10 Friendly Fungus Protects Against Wheat Scab
   
August 26 USDA Breaks Ground on New Agricultural Research Technology Center in Salinas, California
August 18 Thomas Sparks Presents the ARS 2020 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture
August 13 Mustard Family Member Seen as Biofuel Source
August 12 John M. Dole Presents the ARS 2020 Benjamin Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture
August 6 Asian Giant Hornet Complete Genome Released by the Agricultural Research Service
   
July 30 ARS Launches Website Highlighting Research Impacting People Around the World
July 28 Commercially Available Cell Line Rapidly Detects African Swine Fever Virus
July 27 U.S. National Arboretum Moves to Phase 2 in Re-Opening Plan
July 23 USDA Announces 2020 Awardees of 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program
July 16 New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued - July 2020
July 15 Software for Teasing Out Food Compound Benefits
July 9 Oat Genome Available on ARS Website
July 6 Colony-Level Genetics Predict Gentle Behavior in Puerto Rican Honey Bees
July 2 Turning Plant Resources into Plastics Makes Peoria Researcher a Fulbright Scholar
July 1 Curbing Phosphorus Losses: There's an App for That
   
June 29 Reconnecting Livestock and Crop Farming to Transform the Use of Manure
June 25 What Kind of Bee Is That Bee? Exotic Bee ID Website Expanded
June 25 Horned-Face Bees Sublet in a Honey Bee Colony
June 23 ARS Scientists Probe Pollinator Survival Strategies
June 22 Helping Honey Bees Make It Through Winter With Early Cold Storage
June 9 Agricultural Research Scientists Honored for Their Federal Service
June 5 U.S. National Arboretum Set to Reopen June 8
June 4 Successful Detailed Tracking of Major Plant Disease's Global Spread
   
May 28 Bug Vacuum Captures Unidentified Flying Insects—and Valuable Data
May 27 How to Ensure Quality Wheat: Check for Sulfur in the Soil
May 26 2020 Agricultural Research Service W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecturer
May 19 Microbe with Taste for Stale Bread Finds Its Calling
May 14 Three Joy Peaches Released
May 13 Researchers Identify Romaine Lettuces That Last Longer
May 11 Microalgae Food for Honey Bees
May 7 Preparing U.S. Rice for a Parched Future
May 6 New Freeze-Resistant Trichinella Species Discovered
May 4 Building a Better, Biobased Cat Litter
   
April 23 Will There be Enough Grass for Grazing Livestock this Summer? This Tool Can Help
April 20 Bioinsecticide-minded Researchers Prospect for Purple-Pigmented Bacterium
April 14 New Hemlock Hybrid Withstands Killing Insect
April 10 USDA-ARS Scientists and Colleagues Find a New Tool to Combat Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat
April 7 A New Option for Texas: Pima Cotton
   
March 12 New Tool Could Help Scientists Dig Deeper for Prized Crop Genes
March 2 Researchers Put Cornstarch to Use Fighting Pests
   
February 19 New Test Identifies Poisonous Mushrooms
February 10 Freeze-Dried Strawberries and Ice Cream Make for a Very Stable Relationship
February 6 Citizen Scientists Needed for Beans and Pulses-Cooking Project
February 3 Trained Dogs Are the Most Efficient Way to Hunt Citrus Industry's Biggest Threat
   
January 28 Brown Rice Variety Packs Antioxidant Punch
January 22 ARS Ecologists Address a Burning Question
January 14 New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued
January 13 Scientists Bolt Down the Defenses Against Ambrosia Beetles