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National Impacts - 2006

Our National Impacts highlight CSREES-funded projects or activities. They may have been funded through competitive or formula grants. Individual National Impact stories were authored by CSREES staff or staff at our partner land grant institutions, which are the primary recipients of CSREES grants.

Vegetable-based film could protect fresh fruits and vegetables from E. Coli bacteria
Agricultural Research Service | December 15, 2006

Oregon State Study says: Milk Processed Under Pressure Stays Good Longer, Tastes Fresher
National Impact at Oregon State University |
December 13, 2006

Got Cotton? Texas Researchers' Discovery Could Yield Protein to Feed Millions
Texas A&M University | November 20, 2006

New Research on Plant Steroids Improves
Plant Development
Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute | November 9, 2006

Extension Agent Introduces Global Positioning Technology to Native American Students
New Mexico State University | November 7, 2006

Inventor Helps Grasslands Go Native
Montana State University | October 26, 2006

Researchers Develop Technologies to Devour Food Pathogens
Purdue University | October 5, 2006

Organic and Integrated Farming Key to Lowering
Nitrogen Leaching
Washington State University | October 5, 2006

Montana State University Entomologists Mass-rear Wheat Stem Sawfly Enemies
Montana State University | October 4, 2006

Camping for All
Blue Sky Designs | September 29, 2006

From Refrigerator to Oven: New Research on Bacteria
that Cause Food Poisoning
University of Pittsburg | September 14, 2006

New Flood-Tolerant Rice Offers Relief for
World's Poorest Farmers

University of California | August 18, 2006

Goats Advocated as Environmentally Sound
Brush Control

Texas A&M University | August 14, 2006

Controlling Perennial Weeds on Organic Farms
Ohio State University | August 14, 2006

Preventing and Controlling the Plant Invasion
University of Connecticut | August 7, 2006

USDA Funds Research Clarifying the Path
Steroid Signal Follows in Plants
Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute | August 7, 2006

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
Origen Therapeutics | August 7, 2006

Colorado State University | June 14, 2006

Irrigation Timing, Method Affects Producers' Bottom Line
Texas A&M University | May 29, 2006

Global Competitiveness Requires a New Map for Crops
Texas A&M University | May 26, 2006

Study: Super-sizing Your Food Takes Hidden Toll on Pocketbook
University of Wisconsin-Madison |
May 24, 2006

Plant Protection from Cold Decoded
UC Riverside | May 16, 2006

How a Crop Nutrition Problem Becomes an Insect Problem
University of Wisconsin-Madison | May 11, 2006

Researchers Find Wasp Can Control Spotted Gum Psyllid
University of California-Davis | April 24, 2006

Protected Agriculture Project Boosts Crop Yields By 10 Times Over Field-Grown Production
Universityof Florida | April 20, 2006

Research Can Help Cattle Producers Cut Costs
New Mexico State University | March 13, 2006

CSREES Grant to Identify Genetic Functions in Mountain Pine Beetle
University of Nevada-Reno | March 13, 2006

Purdue University | March 1, 2006

University of Massachusetts Amherst |
February 7, 2006

Sun's Harmful Rays on Living Things Subject of Data Shared with National Science Community in Unique Program
Colorado State University | January 11, 2006

Does a Lack of Support at Work Reduce Breast-feeding? Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station Researchers Receive $500,000 USDA Grant to Find Out
Michigan State University | January 3, 2006