Monday, October 8, 2012

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ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
October 5, 2012

Trapping weevils, saving monarchs:
Ensuring the monarch butterfly's survival by saving its milkweed habitat could result from USDA studies initially intended to improve detection of boll weevils with pheromone traps. (10/1)

Protecting avocados:
USDA scientists are coming up with new strategies to combat a beetle threatening the nation's avocado trees. (10/3)

Making drugs more effective:
Prescription drugs that today help patients fight severe fungal infections might tomorrow be even more effective, thanks to unexpected findings from agriculture-based, food-safety-focused studies by USDA scientists and their colleagues. (10/5)

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