Monday, March 14, 2011

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued March 8-10, 2011 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
March 11, 2011

The benefits of no-till:
Wheat farmers in eastern Oregon and Washington who use no-till production systems can substantially stem soil erosion and enhance efforts to protect water quality. (3/8)

Battling a plant virus:
ARS scientists are working to give melon growers in the United States some relief from a whitefly-transmitted virus originally from the Middle East. (3/9)

Web site promotes food security:
An ARS scientist and a cooperator have teamed up to develop AgroAtlas, a new interactive website that shows the geographic distributions of crops, crop diseases, pests, weeds and wild crop relatives in Russia and neighboring countries. (3/10)

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