ARS researchers and Future Farmers of America students test a sheep for the disease scrapie. (Photo by Stephen Ausmus)
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).
This ‘Bell’ pear fruit was developed by ARS researchers at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV. (Photo by Peggy Greb, D4997-1)
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 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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
ARS scientists help control poinsettia pests.
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving favorite! (Photo by Peggy Greb, D260-1)