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ARS Integrated Agricultural Systems National Program (207) - Research projects designed to facilitate the synthesis, evaluation, and transfer of information to all types of agricultural operations using a systems approach [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Agricultural Research Magazine - USDA-ARS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's science magazine, published monthly by the Agricultural Research Service and also available electronically. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Agricultural Systems Research Unit - Enhance economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural production systems. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) - Specializes in locating and accessing information related to alternative cropping systems including sustainable, organic, low-input, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL)]

Appalachian Fruit Research Station (AFRS) - The mission of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station (AFRS) is to identify critical problems of temperate fruit production; develop the science, technology, and genetic base needed to maximize productivity and quality of fruit crops; and minimize the adverse effects of biotic and environmental factors on these crops. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) - Conducts research on new or improved technology to protect horticultural, landscape and field crops against damage from pests and adverse environmental conditions [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Australian Biological Control Laboratory - To find and evaluate natural enemies of the Australian broad-leaved paperbark tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, and Lygodium microphyllum, Old World climbing fern, for possible introduction as biological control agents into the United States. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Bibliographies & Research Guides Listed by Subject - Bibliographies, guides, finding aids, produced by the Science Reference Section of the Library of Congress, and arranged by subject. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Biotechnology - United States regulatory agencies unified biotechnology website [Multiple agencies involved]

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Cereal Crops Research Unit (CCRU) - Carries out research to understand biological mechanisms, knowledge of basic growth, and mprove cereal quality [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Cereal Disease Laboratory (CDL) - The mission of the Cereal Disease Laboratory is to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barley to major diseases including leaf rust, stem rust, and Fusarium head blight. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory - Research on improving nutrient content, storage, and waste management [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Commodity Costs and Returns Data (ERS) - Provides cost and return data for major field crops and livestock enterprises in the U.S. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Conservation and Production Research Laboratory (CPRL) - Research in water management and irrigation, renewable energy sources, and reduce environmental risks posed by accumulations of feedlot wastes [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

CottonDB - This database contains genomic, genetic and taxonomic information for cotton. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service]

Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit - The mission of the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit is to facilitate sustainable production of vegetable, sugar, fruit and ornamental crops through basic and applied research. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Crop Protection and Management Research Unit (CPMRU) - Research on sustainable pest management systems for southern crops using ecologically-based, whole-farm approaches [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Crop Science Research Laboratory (CSRL) - Research in genetics and molecular processes in cotton and corn and improve nutrient removal from lands heavily fertilized with waste [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Cropping Systems Research Laboratory - Research on plant stress, germ plasm development, livestock stress, wind erosion, water conservation, and cotton production [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Crops - Key Topic (ERS) - Provides research and analysis on a wide range of U.S. crops including grains, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, cotton, sugar, and tobacco. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

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Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center (DBNRRC) - Conducts research on increasing yields, grain quality, pest resistance, and stress tolerance [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Dr.Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases - Several databases of plant chemical and medicinal qualities/uses, searchable by chemical, plant, ethnobotanical usage, and activity aspects [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center (EOARC) - Develop agricultural and natural resource strategies that maintain or enhance intermountain forest and shrub steppe ecosystems [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Floriculture Crops Briefing Room (ERS) - Provides supply and demand, trade, and price information for the floriculture and nursery crops industries. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past with Constance Carter - A special Webcast about ways people saved during hard times in the past. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit - Conducts research to enhance the sustainability of seed production systems of temperate grasses and legumes [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Forage and Range Research Laboratory (FRRL) - Research efforts are focused on broadening the genetic base of rangeland and pasture plants for upgrading lands in the western United States [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit - To develop techniques for the rapid detection and identification of new and emerging crop pathogens. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Taxonomy - Data providing the structure and nomenclature for the accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Grain Marketing and Production Research Center (GMPRC) - Conduct innovative research and develop new technologies to solve problems relating to natural resources conservation and the production, harvesting, storage, marketing, and utilization of grain to ensure a safe, abundant, and high quality grain supply. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Grain, Forage and Bioenergy Research Unit - Focuses on genetic improvement of grain quality for human and animal nutrition, forage and biomass quality and production for feed and bioenergy, and disease resistance in wheat and sorghum. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Grain, Forage and Bioenergy Research Unit (GFBRU) - Improve the productivity, stability of production, and profitability of wheat, sorghum, forage and biomass energy crops in the Central Great Plains and Midwest. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

GrainGenes 2.0 - A small grains and sugarcane genetic database [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Green Landscaping with Native Plants - Provides information on landscaping with native plants with a focus on the Great Lakes basin ecosystem [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office]

Green Roofs - Science Tracer Bullet - Finding aid from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Prevention - Facts about home holiday fires [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Fire Administration]

Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory - Develops fundamental information on pathology, insect pests, physiology, genetics, and production of horticultural crops [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory (HCRL) - Responsible for improvement of the quality and marketability of horticultural crops (fresh and dried) with an emphasis on postharvest issues. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Horticulture and Gardening -- Science Reference Guide - Research guides on horticulture and gardening, prepared by science librarians at the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Invasive Weed Management Unit - Develops improved weed management systems that are efficient and environmentally safe [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Is a Coconut a Fruit, Nut or Seed? - Everyday Mysteries, Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Kika De La Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center - Involved in beneficial insects research, crop quality and fruit insect research, and integrated farming and natural resources research [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Leafy Spurge Herbicide Manual - Provides information concerning the use of herbicides and their integration with other weed control technologies for the control of leafy spurge. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates (NCGR) - Provides the genetic diversity necessary to improve citrus, related genera, and date productivity [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Fruit and Nut Crops - Collects, maintains, characterizes, documents, and distributes plant germplasm from all over the world [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

National Organic Program - Full text of the national standards on organic agricultural production and handling, plus FAQs and other information resources [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

National Peanut Research Laboratory - Conducts basic and applied research to develop knowledge of the factors affecting the production, harvesting, storage, quality, and safety of peanuts [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) - Acquires, preserves, evaluates, documents, and distributes crop germplasm [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

National Plants Database - Search a single source of standardized information about plants [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]

Natural Products Utilization Research Unit (PPUR) - Research on discovering natural products for use in agricultural pest management, with emphasis on pest management agents derived from plants [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory - To develop and transfer sustainable, environmentally sound cropping systems and management practices that are profitable; efficiently use nutrients and water; and control pathogens, insects, and weeds with minimal chemical inputs. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Organic Farming and Marketing Briefing Room - Economic analyses/reports about U.S. organic farmland, channels for organic food marketing, and organic consumer studies [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Organic Production Survey (2008) - Provides data on organic crops and livestock, including production, marketing, and economic information. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)]

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Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Laboratory (PSWMRL) - Conducts research leading to the development of land, water, and plant management systems of northeastern grazing and cropping enterprises while maintaining the quality of ground and surface waters [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

People's Garden - Creating gardens at USDA facilities to help people in need [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Photosynthesis Research Unit (PRU) - Investigates critical steps in photosynthesis as well as in-plant nutrient distribution [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research Unit - Develops methods and technologies for the identification, detection, management, and control of pre- and postharvest pathogens, diseases, and disorders of tree fruit [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU) - Involved with the genetic resources of agricultural and horticultural crops [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Plant Science Research Unit - Researches the processes controlling increased production, improved quality, and enhanced use of crops and to develop germplasm and crop management schemes [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Plant Science and Water Conservation Research Laboratory (PSWCRL) - Carries out research on developing alternatives to chemical pesticides for field crops and developing safe and effective hydraulic structures to control surface water runoff [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) - Weed Science Laboratory - Discovers and develops biological, chemical, and physical processes and principles (including bioregulation) that will improve pest management systems, crop production efficiency, conservation of natural resources, environmental quality, and support of re [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)]

Plants and Crops - Provides information on alternative crops, cropping systems, and enterprises. Covers organic and sustainable farming methods, and provides links to Outlook reports, 10-year projections, data sets, and online Briefing Rooms on individual crops. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library]

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Quick Stats - Interactive database of agricultural statistics. Keyword searchable, and data can be filtered by commodity, location, and time. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service]

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Record Group 54: Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, 1879 - 1972 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 54: Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, 1879 - 1972 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 7: Records of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, 1863 - 1956 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 7: Records of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, 1863 - 1956 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 83: Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1876 - 1959 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 83: Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1876 - 1959 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center - Researches reduction of additives in food, control of weeds, biological pest control, grain germplasm, sugarbeet and sunflower disease resistance, and potato quality [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Science Reference Service - Web site for Science Reference at the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Science Tracer Bullets - research guides that help you locate information on science and technology subjects. With brief introductions to the topics, lists of resources and strategies for finding more, they help you to stay on target. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Screwworm Research Unit - Provide basic and applied research needed to eradicate the screwworm [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Small Fruits Research Unit - Develops new and improved cultural and management practices for small fruit and new and improved small fruit cultivars adapted to the Gulf Coast states [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit - Concerned with potato and small grains germplasm enhancement and cultivar development, the small grains effort focusing on barley and oats [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory (SCARL) - Conducts multidisciplinary research to establish and sustain production and postharvest quality of alternative crops such as vegetables and small fruits [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory - Research seeks to enhance the production, value, and safety of pecan, peach, nectarine, and plum crops [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Southern Plains Range Research Station (SPRRS) - Develops sustainable production practices through improved management of energy flow, nutrient cycling, and hydrologic dynamics [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory - To develop technologies that solve problems directly affecting, or being affected by, the cotton ginning industry to maximize the economic viability and competitiveness and minimize the environmental impact of the U.S. cotton production and processing system. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Soybean Rust Information Site - USDA's Web site supporting the goals of a coordinated response framework and providing stakeholders with timely and accurate information for managing soybean rust in 2005. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit - Home site for this Agricultural Research Service's unit. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Subtropical Horticulture Research Station - Conducts environmentally sound research on tropical and subtropical crops [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Sugarbeet Research Unit (SRU) - Basic and applied research to meet the changing needs of the sugar beet industry and its customers and stakeholders [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Sugarcane Field Station - Carries out a variety development program which includes disease, agronomic, and quality testing [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Sustainable Agriculture Network - Research, publications, and grant opportunities from USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program grants for sustainable agriculture research and education in a regional process nationwide. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves - The science of how leaves change colors from summer to fall. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory - Research on disease and pest control methods for citrus crops [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

U.S. National Arboretum - Conducts wide-ranging basic and developmental research on trees, shrubs, and floral plants [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), Beltsville Agricultural Research Center]

US Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC) - To develop knowledge and tools to enhance sustainable and competitive dairy forage systems that protect the environment, promote animal health, and ensure a safe, healthy food supply. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

USDA - Economic Research Service - Briefing Room, Agriculture Chemicals and Production Technology - Synthesizes ERS research on the economic and environmental factors involved in the adoption of management practices and technologies as farmers move to more environmentally friendly practices [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pest Management - Pest Management in NRCS is primarily focused on helping producers mitigate the environmental risks of pest control activities, including pesticide risks to soil, water air, plants, animals, and humans. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]

USDA Whitefly Knowledgebase - Contains numerous links to whitefly related sites, keys for identifying whiteflies, an extensive literature reference section, and other topics of related interests [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Vegetable Crops Research Unit (VCRU) - To investigate the genetics,cytogenetics, taxonomy, gene flow, disease resistance molecular biology and breeding strategies of vegetable crops. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Vegetable and Forage Crop Research Unit - Develops economically and technically feasible, integrated cropping systems for irrigated farming [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Virtual Grower 3 - Decision support software for greenhouse growers. Users can build a greenhouse with a variety of materials, design the greenhouse style, schedule temperature set points throughout the year, and predict heating costs for over 230 sites within the US. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Water Management Research Laboratory (WMRL) - Develops irrigation and drainage practices for efficiency, agricultural productivity and sustainability, and reducing environmental impacts in semi-arid and arid areas [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Western Cotton Research Laboratory (WCRL) - Works to improve and maintain cotton management systems [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) - Conducts research to enhance the healthfulness of foods; to develop new and novel food and industrial products from renewable resources; and to protect and enhance the quality of the environment [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

What is the largest flower in the world? - Everyday Mystery - Everyday Mysteries - Fun Scoemce Facts From the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory (YARL) - Seeks new and more effective means to control insect pests that affect deciduous tree fruit and vegetable crops [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]