Friday, August 12, 2011

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
August 12, 2011

Protecting citrus:
USDA scientists are using special technology to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves infected with the devastating disease known as citrus greening. (8/8)

Measuring crop water use:
To help farmers make the best use of limited irrigation water in the arid West, USDA researchers are helping farmers determine how much water major crops actually need. (8/9)

Tracking bumble bees:
A USDA scientist is trying to learn what is causing the decline in bumble bee populations and also is searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators. (8/11)

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