USDA Agricultural Research Service
January 20, 2012
New tool for cleaning up soils and waterways: Prickly pear An ARS scientist has discovered what may be an effective tool for cleaning up soils and waterways in parts of California's San Joaquin Valley: a drought-tolerant cactus. (1/18) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120118.htm
Ongoing research analyzes formulas, mother's milk:
Soy-based baby formula nourishes millions of America's infants, an ARS-funded scientist is taking a close look at the effects that soy formula, cow's-milk formula, and mother's milk have on bone development in infants. (1/19) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120119.htm
Seeding strategies help rangelands recover from fire:
To help ensure that money spent on sustaining and repairing arid rangeland ecosystems is spent on programs that work, ARS scientists have identified factors that limit the success of rangeland restoration projects. (1/20) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120120.htm
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