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The ARS Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystems Research Unit recently set up a new apiary with bee boxes decorated by students!

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Ticks are one of the most troublesome insect pests. At ARS, researchers are working on new approaches to limit ticks’ ability to spread.

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It's Gardening Season!

What are the best plants to grow on a deck or patio? What is companion planting? Join our experts Christine Moore and Bradley Evans with the U.S. National Arboretum for an ARS Facebook premiere on June 7 at 1:00 pm ET. 

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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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"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

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