Monday, August 12, 2013

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Web links to stories issued August 5-9, 2013 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
August 9, 2013

Fighting back against a deadly citrus disease:
USDA scientists are literally turning up the heat on citrus greening as part of new technology they've developed to control this devastating disease that threatens the Florida citrus industry. They found that heating potted citrus seedlings in growth chambers can rid seedlings of citrus greening symptoms. (8/5)

Evaluating sheep breeds:
Sheep producers in western states can get a better idea of which breeds are best suited for their operations, based on a comprehensive evaluation by USDA scientists of the animals used to produce market lambs. (8/8)

Verifying soil moisture satellite data:
USDA researchers may have their feet on the ground, but they're also the go-to experts when it comes to interpreting data from space. They are validating soil moisture data collected by a new Earth-orbiting satellite launched by the European Space Agency as part of its Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission. (8/9)


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