Friday, February 24, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued February 20-24, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
February 24, 2012

Keeping almonds safe to eat:
Giving almonds a burst of infrared heat, followed by a stint of hot-air roasting, helps make sure these tasty, healthful nuts remain safe to eat, according to studies by USDA scientists. (2/21)

Battling insect pests:
USDA scientists are turning to nature to combat Japanese beetles and Oriental fruit flies, two invasive pests that cause trouble in the United States and other parts of the world. (2/23)


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