Monday, June 20, 2011

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
June 17, 2011

Safeguarding wheat, barley:
USDA and the U.S. Agency for International Development broke ground on a state-of-the-art greenhouse that will play a key role in helping scientists combat a growing global disease threat to the world's wheat and barley supplies. (6/13)

Keeping salad mixes safe:
ARS food safety researchers are pitching in to help keep salad mixes safe to eat. Innovative studies are providing new information about the impressive array of genes that a major foodborne pathogen calls into action when attempting to colonize leaves of fresh-cut lettuce. (6/14)

ARS scientists, staff honored:
ARS molecular geneticist Sarah Hake has been named "Distinguished Senior Research Scientist of 2010" by ARS for her scientific leadership, research and seminal discoveries in plant biology that have had a major impact on plant developmental genetics. She and other ARS researchers and support staff were honored at the agency's awards ceremony. (6/15)

The rise of the blueberry:
The National Agricultural Library now features the papers of a USDA plant scientist who helped transform the blueberry into a domesticated crop early in the 20th century. (6/16)

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