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Honey bees devour a new, nutrient-rich food. This artificial diet resulted from 5 months of research. Photo by Stephen Ausmus. K10288-1

Snow capped mountains

Global warming predictions indicate the amount of snowmelt and runoff in western basins like ARS' Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed near Boise, Idaho. (K5060-12, Scott Bauer)

An adult spotted lanternfly.

An adult (winged) spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula). This invasive pest has a taste for almonds, apples, apricots, grape, peaches, and plums. (Photo by Peggy Greb, D5148-1).  

ARS researchers and Future Farmers of America students test a sheep for the disease scrapie. (Photo by Stephen Ausmus)

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Say goodbye to summer and mouth-watering peaches and blackberries! Learn more about ARS's important work on peaches and blackberries. (Photo by Peggy Greb, D3482-1).

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This ‘Bell’ pear fruit was developed by ARS researchers at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV. (Photo by Peggy Greb, D4997-1)

A glass of cranberry juice surrounded by several fresh whole cranberries.

Enjoy cranberry juice? Scientists are working to help cranberry growers tap into the potential of two nematode (a type of worm) species native to Wisconsin to control cranberry pests.

A black legged tick

A female blacklegged tick can lay up to 3,000 eggs in her lifetime. Her offspring are key links in the transmission of Lyme disease, a flulike illness that can become chronic and progressive if not treated.

Cooked white wheat Asian noodles

Even if you don’t know what “polyphenol oxidase” is, you’ve seen what it can do. Scientists bred a wheat with little of the enzyme that causes gray discoloration in foods made from hard white wheat.

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October was National Seafood Month but anytime is a good time for seafood. ARS studies show Americans should be eating more seafood which contain healthful nutrients. (D4994-1)

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ARS scientists are working to make leafy greens and other fresh produce, such as this freshly harvested kale, safer for consumers. (Peggy Greb, D4459-1)

Red onions

No need to cry anymore, 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)

A collection of different types of pears.

It’s National Pear month. Records of pear cultivation date back 3,000 years. The pear genetic resource collection contains more than 1500 unique pear accessions from around the world.

Red pointsettia

ARS scientists help control poinsettia pests.

Canned pumpkin and fresh pumpkins next to a pumpkin pie with a slice on a plate

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving favorite! (Photo by Peggy Greb, D260-1)

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