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2010-03-31 06:22:55

A unique collection of St John's wort (Hypericum) curated by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, is providing university collaborators with genetically diverse, well-documented sources of this herb to use in studies examining its medicinal potential.

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2010-03-26 09:48:10

Identifying the causes of heat stress in cattle and finding ways to manage it are the goals of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators who are helping producers deal with this significant production problem.

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2010-03-24 11:06:10

A study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists shows that sugarcane can tolerate flooded conditions for up to two weeks.

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2010-03-19 08:09:52

Feeding the amino acid tryptophan to young female pigs as part of their regular diet makes them less aggressive and easier to manage.

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2010-03-18 07:35:50

Crop and herbicide use history are more critical to herbicide efficacy and environmental safety than the timing and amount of irrigation water used, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

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2010-03-16 13:59:29

"Essex," a new lentil variety developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, has a lot to offer: high seed yields for growers, nitrogen-fixing bacteria for wheat crops, and a tasty source of protein for consumers to add to soups, salads and other fare.

2010-03-11 09:05:11

A naturally occurring class of plant hormones called cytokinins has been found to help increase cotton yields during drought conditions

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2010-03-05 12:29:41

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist is helping to sort through the jumbled genetics of Echinacea, the coneflower known for its blossoms—and its potential for treating infections, inflammation, and other human ailments.

2010-02-20 08:15:24

A cocktail of compounds emitted by the beneficial fungus Muscodor albus may offer a biologically based way to fumigate certain crops and rid them of destructive pests.

2010-02-18 14:38:32

A common pasture plant could help foraging ruminants ward off damaging gastrointestinal nematodes that can cause illness and death, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists report.


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