Monday, April 9, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued April 2-6, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
April 6, 2012

Reducing insecticides:
In work that could cut back on insecticide use, USDA scientists have found a way to distinguish aphids that spread plant viruses from those that do not. (4/2)

Shedding light on viruses:
Diagnostic tests that rapidly detect disease-causing viruses in animals and humans are being developed by USDA scientists using a new technology called "surface-enhanced Raman scattering," or SERS. (4/6)


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