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Keep Your Eyes on the Fries
Are you eating ARS-developed French fries? The answer may surprise you.Learn more
Reduce Waste With Composting
Composting is an excellent way to reduce waste sent to landfills while providing soil in gardens or fields with precious nutrients.Learn more
Three Strikes and You're Out
Learn how ARS scientists are working hard to fight this pest and protect our beloved ash trees.Learn more
The Tiny World of Microscopic Imaging
This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopes capable of producing high-resolution, digital images of many pests and pathogens.Learn more
Cracking the Mystery of How to Store Eggs
Should you store eggs in the refrigerator or let them sit out in the kitchen at room temperature?Learn more
SunButter: A Tasty Sandwich Spread
Did you know that ARS scientists developed a tasty, nutrient-rich peanut butter alternative made from sunflower seeds?Learn more
Researchers are Close to Hooking Fatal Catfish Disease
ARS scientists are close to landing answers and potential remedies to the elusive disease, Aeromonas hydrophila.Learn more
Growing Food in Space
ARS scientists are working with NASA to develop technologies to allow astronauts to grow fresh produce while in space.Learn more
Microalgae is the Bee’s Knees
Microscopic algae could provide a strong, sustainably produced artificial diet for honeybees.Learn more.
Do Bugs Bug You?
Learn about insects and what we can do to keep them out of our homes.Learn more
ARS researchers are evaluating ways to use gluten-free alternatives, like amaranth, in popular products like cookies.Learn more
Can Baby Food Affect Your Adult Health?
What you eat at certain stages of life may determine your future health.Learn more
ARS in Your Pizza
Great pizza needs great ingredients! Did you know that two of those were developed by ARS?Learn more
What is Photosynthesis?
Learn about photosynthesis and how plants use it to feed the planet.Learn more
An Apple For Your Teacher and You
ARS maintains an experimental orchard in Geneva, NY, devoted to bringing you even better apples for the future.Learn more
ARS has bred "seedless" grape varieties with seeds so tiny that you can't even detect them.Learn more
How Can an App Beef Up Cattle Production?
A team of ARS researchers is developing a web-based tool that will help cattle producers select the best bull for their herds.Learn more
Invasion of the Air Potato!
Controlling one of the most aggressive invasive weeds in the southeastern United States.Learn more
Really-Good-For-You Health Bars
ARS researchers helped formulate a tasty fruit-based bar with health-promoting ingredients.Learn more
Imperfect Fruits and Veggies Get a Second Chance
Scientists are turning potentially wasted fruits and veggies into tasty, healthful products for you to enjoy.Learn more
Prospecting for Non-Fossil Oil and Gas
A thermo-catalytic system may help farmers and ranchers convert farm and ranch leftovers and waste to sources of bioenergy.Learn more
Hope for People With Peanut Allergy
ARS scientists have come up with a very promising for peanut allergy treatment.Learn more
Living Mulch Improves Soil Health and Farmer’s Bottom Line
Scientists is working on a double-cropping system that may improve a farmer’s profit margin.Learn more
Microbe Turns Bread Waste into Useful Compound
ARS scientists found a way to make a valuable compound from left over bread.Learn more
Protecting Pecans with Friendly Fungi
Scientists at the ARS Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station have developed a new way to protect pecans from diseases.Learn more