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Bee gardens going from niche to necessary

...a variety of causes," said Kevin Hackett, a national program leader for biological control with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md. That heavy mortality is the product of diseases, parasitic mites, off-site poisoning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/10/gar_54722.shtml
Gardening
Scientists learn the latest wireless applications for farm management

...reliability, robustness, ease of use and range." James McKinion, an electronics engineer with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Starkville, Miss., said wireless networking is being used on a 1,600-acre farm near Macon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/21/liv_419660.shtml
Life & style
USDA setting up gene research center at Cornell

...Genomics, is expected to open this spring, said Judy St. John, an associate deputy administrator with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. "The USDA-funded center will aid researchers around the country and the world in the quest to discover...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/20/tec_250795.shtml
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Researchers discover tea's health benefits

...But herbal teas are not 'real' tea," said Beverly Clevidence, a research leader of the lab at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md., that studies nutrients in plants and foods. "They don't contain the antioxidants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/21/ent_242450.shtml
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Patent for sterile seeds sows controversy

...a whole lot of money in developing new varieties," said Sandy Miller Hays, information director for USDA's Agricultural Research Service. "Everybody runs out and buys the seeds, collects them at the end of the year and says thank you very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/24/tec_229483.shtml
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Summer brings blueberry recipes

...published over the last five years, stemming from studies at Tufts University, Rutgers University, and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, have hailed the blueberry's nutritional assets as a potent antioxidant with beneficial properties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/13/foo_458487.shtml
Food
Small portions

...manufacturer. Health-food french fries also are in the pipeline. Ranjit Kadan, a scientist for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in New Orleans, has developed a rice-flour french fry that closely mimics the texture and cooking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/12/ent_319024.shtml
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Biotech corn's affect being studied

...densities that are high enough to harm monarchs that the monarchs are there," she said. On the Net: USDA's Agricultural Research Service: http://www.ars.usda.gov

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/01/tec_299195.shtml
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Researchers discover tea's health benefits

...But herbal teas are not 'real' tea," said Beverly Clevidence, a research leader of the lab at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md., that studies nutrients in plants and foods. "They don't contain the antioxidants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/20/ent_242368.shtml
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