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We’re Celebrating Women’s History Month

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month. Beth Newingham, with the Great Basin Rangelands Research Lab, researches wildfire mitigation with a focus on post fire rehabilitation and restoration. Listen in as she talks about the challenges, methods, and goals of wildfire mitigation.

What's New

Nematodes – tiny worm-looking things that feed on the root of plants – can be especially troublesome for organic farmers.

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At the Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit, ARS research geneticist John Henning and his team recently released two new beer hop varieties.

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What is the Nitrogen Cycle?

Learn how the nitrogen cycle affects the food we eat, how it turns into a greenhouse gas, why it is essential to farming, and how ARS researchers are helping to preserve it.

Photo of the Month

ARS scientists are working are working to develop onions that are milder in taste but still chock-full of heart-healthy nutrients. (Stephen Ausmus, D723-18) Learn more.

Map of the United States with green dots indicating an ARS research location. The image links to a  ArcGIS map with information about ARS research locations.

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Be an Ag Scientist

Learn about our young, brilliant scientists, and how to join the ARS team!

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Cool Mobile Apps

Find out what type of soil is in your backyard, or what climate zone you live in for planting

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Educational Resources

Check out our factsheets and science projects which can be printed out for use at school or at home.

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Image Library

Like cool photos? Check out our photo gallery where you'll find a few of our favorite things!

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Spotted lanternfly winged adult and 4th instar nymphs.
"Luring" Videos

Fighting pests, making environmental advances, creating new foods, we do it all at ARS.

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Nutrition Corner

Get answers to nutrition questions, discover new tools, try new recipes and more.

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Podcast Central

Check out our new podcast series to learn which ARS research products may be sitting in your shopping cart.

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Growing Food in Space

Growing Food in Space

An astronaut sitting on a crate on the lunar surface, holding up a smartphone recording the sun as it starts to rise over the earth