USDA ARS Joins Effort to Boost Oyster Production

September 15, 2020 USDA ARS

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has joined a team of shellfish geneticists whose task is to advance oyster breeding to generate better performing oysters for farmers and boost oyster production along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

ARS Research in Your Garden

July 10, 2020 USDA ARS

It’s that time of year when many people turn their attention to landscaping. You may not realize it, but many of the ornamental trees and shrubs found throughout the United States were developed by the ARS’s U.S. National Arboretum (USNA).

USDA Agricultural Research Service Releases Three Joy Peaches

May 15, 2020 Kim Kaplan, USDA ARS

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has released a trio of Joy peaches—Rich Joy, Liberty Joy and Crimson Joy—to enhance the southeastern fresh peach market.

Researchers Identify Romaine Lettuces That Last Longer

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have identified five Romaine lettuce varieties that both brown less quickly after fresh-cut processing and are slower to deteriorate postharvest.

Mold-Free Strawberries? Yes, Please!

April 13, 2020 USDA ARS

That unappetizing fuzz is called gray mold, and it’s caused by the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Fortunately, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are on the case, looking for ways to keep strawberries mold free without fungicides.