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National Impacts - 2007

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.

Algae Opens Door to Producing Healthier Food
UCLA | November 29, 2007

Scientists Link Key Gene to Response to Sunlight Exposure in Corn
University of North Carolina at Wilmington | November 13, 2007

Scientists Sequence a Cereal Killer
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University |
November 2, 2007

Modified Diet Reduces Chickens' Impact on Environment
University of Delaware | October 30, 2007

Farmland Values Project Explores Non-farm Values of Agricultural Land in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison Counties
University of North Carolina - Asheville | October 22, 2007

Trees: A Poplar Source for Biofuels
North Carolina State University | October 15, 2007

Iowa State Professor's Genome Research Published in the Latest Issue of Science
National Impact at Iowa State University | October 11, 2007

Predicting Pests: Combining Meteorology, Biology, and Information Technology
Penn State University

Environmental Engineer Studies How Antibiotics
Affect Water, Soil

University of Connecticut | October 1, 2007

Controlling Soil Erosion
Forest Concepts LLC | September 17, 2007

Glue Goes Green
Oregon State University | September 17, 2007

Fighting Listeria
University of Arkansas | August 27, 2007

Same Gene Protects From One Disease, Opens Door to Another
Oregon State University | August 27, 2007

Pigweed Poses Challenge to Transformed Herbicide Industry
University of Arkansas | August 24, 2007

Team Tracks Antibiotic Resistance from Swine Farms to Groundwater
University of Illinois| August 21, 2007

Compound in Broccoli Could Boost Immune System
University of California | August 20, 2007

Oil-Munching Bacteria Found in La Brea Tar Pits
University of California-Riverside | August 14, 2007

Advantages of Genetic Diversity in Mating Bees
Cornell University | August 13, 2007

Even Plants Need to Sleep
University of California–Davis | August 13, 2007

Bees in Crisis
Penn State University

New Invasive Wood Wasp Found in Michigan
National Impact at Michigan State University | August 1, 2007

Worm Power: The Future of Composting 
RT Solutions Inc. | July 30, 2007

Disease-free Mosquito Bred to Disease-carrier can have all Disease-free Progeny
Virginia Tech| July 25, 2007

In a Bug-Eat-Bug world, the U of M is Leading the Charge Against Soybean Aphids
University of Minnesota | July 24, 2007

Farmers' Markets Growing in Popularity But Not All Succeed
National Impact at Oregon State University | July 23, 2007

Grant Enables Study of Effects of Biofuels
Production on Soils

Washington State University

GPS-Equipped Cattle Part of Integrated Farm System in U of I Study
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | July 17, 2007

From Cow Pies to Cow Pots: A Creative Way to Manage Farm Waste
Freund's Family Farm | July 17, 2007

Maternal fish consumption aids infants in problem-solving
Louisiana State University | July 17, 2007

Professor to Research "Resurrection" Plants
University of Nevada, Reno | July 13, 2007

Bee Researcher Explores Possible Link Between Pesticides and Colony Collapse Disorder
National Impact at Washington State University | June 29, 2007

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? - To Escape Deadly Exotic Disease
National Impact at University of California | June 20, 2007

MSU Professor Developing Hybrid Superturf
Michigan State University | May 30, 2007

K-State Professor Looks for Link Between
Chemistry and Senses

Kansas State University | May 18, 2007

Vitamin C and Children's Health
University of Puerto Rico Medical School | May 17, 2007

K-State Researchers Developing Technology to Make Products Like Vegetable Shortening, Margarine Without Trans Fatty Acids
Kansas State University | May 15, 2007

Cornell's Supercomputers Will Crunch Weather Data to Help Farmers Manage Chemicals
Cornell University | May 1 , 2007

Newly Discovered Plant Enzymes Could Lead to More Efficient -- and Less Costly -- Ethanol Production from Cellulose
Cornell University | April 24, 2007

Iowa State Plant Pathologists Detect Crop Diseases
from Satellites

Iowa State University | April 23, 2007

Borlaug Institute Helps Identify Ways to Increase Iraqi Agricultural Employment
Texas A&M University | April 13, 2007

$4.65 Million to Fund New Produce Safety Research Center at University of California - Davis
University of California - Davis | April 11, 2007

Pizza: The Cancer Fighting Food
University of Maryland | April 5, 2007

New Site Shows Forests Aren't Just Timber: Think Mushrooms, Ginseng and Sugar
Cornell University | April 3, 2007

Researchers Help Find 'Master Switch' in Plant Communication
University of Nevada - Reno | March 30, 2007

UNL Research: Carbohydrate Can Block Bacterial Infection
University of Nebraska-Lincoln | March 19, 2007

Partnership to Prepare Biofuels Professionals
University of Tennessee - Knoxville | March 14, 2007

Penn State program encourages large-scale organic waste recycling and composting
Penn State University | February 9, 2007

Nationwide Demand for Organic Milk Opens Door for Oregon Dairies
National Impact at Oregon State University | February 1, 2007

Researchers Closing in on Vaccine to Prevent Cattle Abortions
University of California - Davis | January 30, 2007