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ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
October 12, 2012

Battling stored-product pests:
USDA scientists are working to boost the commercial prospects of a parasitoid wasp called Habrobracon hebetor, which is a top candidate for use in programs to biologically control Indianmeal moths and other stored-product pests. (10/9) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121009.htm

Boosting survival of newborn piglets:
To help increase the survival of newborn piglets, USDA scientists have developed a new method that predicts animals' mortality and nursing ability. The method, called "immunocrit," determines whether preweaning piglets receive adequate colostrum from the sow. (10/11) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121011.htm


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