Friday, October 26, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued October 22-26, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
October 26, 2012

Extending the strawberry growing season:
Growing strawberry plants in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region beneath canopy-like structures called low tunnels can allow the season to start earlier and continue through the summer and fall, according to USDA scientists. (10/22)

Potatoes with more carotenoids:
Potatoes with higher levels of beneficial carotenoids are the result of USDA studies to improve one of America's most popular vegetables. Scientists bred yellow potatoes with carotenoid levels that are two to three times higher than those of the popular Yukon Gold yellow-fleshed potato variety. (10/24)

Restoring post-mining landscapes:
USDA research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes. (10/26)

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