Sights and Sounds

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Sights and Sounds

Want to know how to get started with beekeeping? Wondering what Roma tomatoes and red spinach have in common? Curious about the spotted lanternfly?

Check out these videos and podcasts to learn about those things and more.


Purple and yellow wildflowers.
Conservation Biological Control

ARS researchers in Salinas, California, are using natural enemies to protect fields from aphids and other destructive pests.

Farm equipment moving along a tree line.
What is Agroforestry?

Learn how Agroforestry helped save the farming industry in the 1930s, and how it continues to help farmers protect the environment.

Breaking Down Mosquito Bites

Have you ever wondered how long a mosquito needs to bite you to pass on a pathogen? Is the bug spray you're using really working?

A tractor plowing a field.
Regenerative Farming: Intro

ARS scientists are helping producers keep their lands healthy and sustainable, while limiting their impact on our precious ecosystem.

Regenerative Farming: Wildfire Mitigation

ARS researchers are investigating the power of a natural, targeted grazing approach to help mitigate wildfires.

Regenerative Farming: Rangeland Restoration

Using innovative research programs to restore our rangelands to their native, productive, and ecologically stable states.

Three honey bees in a hive

Learn how to get started and how to find the Queen bee in this FB Live video

A plot of soybeans treated with elevated carbon dioxide at the SoyFACE Global Change Research Facility
Protecting the Environment

Learn how ARS scientists are keeping carbon in the ground.

Shredded chicken feathers, powdered chicken feathers, chicken feathers converted to pellets and a biodegradable pot made from the feathers with an injection molder.
Flower Pots From Feathers?

An ARS researcher has figured out how to turn feathers into pellets which in turn can be made into things like flower pots.

Peanuts in the shell
Combating Peanut Allergies

Millions of people are highly allergic to nuts. Discover how ARS is developing a new oral immunotherapy drug to combat this allergy.

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) winged adult; 4th instar nymph (red body).
Beauty or a Beast?

Beautiful but deadly, these bugs are wreaking havoc on our precious crops.

A bottle of a chocolate flavored Glucerna shake which contains sucromalt as an ingredient
Sweetener For Diabetics

ARS researchers developed a low-glycemic sweetener, a benefit for diabetics and crop farmers.

A reusable shopping bag filled with apples, peppers, a loaf of bread, a head of broccoli, an onion and grapes
Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Tune into our Facebook event to learn tips on eating healthy.

Sheep grazing near a wooded area.
Integrated Cropping & Livestock

Scientists are adding livestock to crop fields to improve farm production and sustainability, while reducing environmental impact.

Video screensot of vegetation growing in depleted soil overlayed with the text "Biochar"
Regenerative Farming: Biochar

Researchers are developing methods to restore abandoned mines using soil amendments, including biochar.

Regenerative Farming | Agroforestry

Harvesting pine straw, and using it as mulch on farms, can minimize soil and water losses while improving crop yields and soil health.



Roma tomatoes growing on a vine
Science in Your Shopping Cart – 1

Episode 1: What do the Roma Tomato, Huckleberry Gold Potato and Red Spinach all have in common? Find out here.

A variety of red and green apples
Science in Your Shopping Cart – 2

Episode 2: These new inventions and advancements in the apple industry are worth sinking your teeth into.

Science in Your Shopping Cart – 3

Episode 3: Learn about innovations and research turning farm waste, biomass, into environmentally-friendly products.