USDA Agricultural Research Service
August 12, 2011
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) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110808.htm
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) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110809.htm
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) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110811.htm
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