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) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121001.htm
USDA scientists are coming up with new strategies to combat a beetle threatening the nation's avocado trees. (10/3) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121003.htm
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) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121005.htm
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