Friday, September 14, 2012

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
September 14, 2012

Fighting whiteflies with "banker" plants:
A USDA scientist is showing growers how to combat whiteflies and other crop pests by using plants as storehouses for predatory insects that can migrate to cash crops and feed on the pests attacking those crops. (9/10)

USDA establishes watershed network:
USDA has established a Long Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) network from among its existing experimental watersheds and rangelands nationwide to address large-scale, multi-year research, environmental management testing and technology transfer related to the nation's agricultural ecosystems. (9/10)

New blueberries released:
USDA has released a number of new blueberry varieties, including one that produces pink blueberries. Although not a first of its kind, "Pink Lemonade" is likely America's most popular pink blueberry. (9/13)

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