Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
April 18, 2014

New ornamental tung tree available:
Anna Bella may herald a new generation of ornamental tung tree varieties suitable for landscape uses in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Anna Bella marks a first in ornamental tung releases because it is sterile and produces virtually no nuts, which are toxic if ingested and pose a mowing hazard if left on the ground. (4/14) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140414.htm

A simpler way to make bio-oil:
Innovations at USDA are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets. (4/17) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140417.htm


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