Friday, February 10, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued February 6-10, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
February 10, 2012

Mapping water use and drought:
Farmers and water managers may soon have an online tool to help them assess drought and irrigation impacts on water use and crop development, thanks to two USDA scientists. (2/7)

Fighting zebra chip:
Potato growers in the western United States and abroad now know the identities of the pathogen-insect duo responsible for outbreaks of the costly tuber disease known as "zebra chip." (2/9)


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