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National Impacts - 2008

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.

New Monitoring Systems Enhance Quality of Nation’s Trails
Beneficial Designs, Inc. | November 18, 2008

New Bioinformatic Tools Accelerate Genome Assembly
Iowa State University | November 17, 2008

Salmonella Strains in Humans Distinct from Animals
University of California, Santa Barbara | November 12, 2008

Science Explains Why the Tomato Grew Big
Cornell University | October 27, 2008

Adding Value to Biofuel Waste
Rice University | October 20, 2008

Scientists Model the Scaling Laws of Water Uptake by Plant Roots
North Dakota State University | October 16, 2008

Scientists Examine the Impact of Increased Carbon Dioxide on Plants
Grassland, Soil, and Water Research Lab | October 14, 2008

Nanotechnology Improves Food Safety by Detecting Prions
Cornell University| October 9, 2008

Decoding the Cattle Genome
University of Missouri | October 1, 2008

Tree — Heal Thyself
University of Massachusetts at Amherst | September 16, 2008

Modeling Mussels
Blue Hill Hydraulics | September 15, 2008

Enhancing the Efficiency of Small and Mid-Sized Dairy Farms
Michigan State University | September 10, 2008

An Energy Shake for Honeybees
SAFE R&D, LLC | September 8, 2008

Poultry Vaccines May also Improve Human Health
Arizone State University | September 2, 2008

New Technology Improves Native Grass Seed Harvest
Arbuckle Ranch, Inc. | August 27, 2008

A Safer Solution to Fighting Wildfires
TNC Industries, Inc. | August 22, 2008

The Green Industrial Revolution – Making Biorefineries More Efficient
Georgia Institute of Technology | August 21, 2008

Growing a New America
AnewAmerica | August 20, 2008

Plant Genetic Transformation Mechanisms Emerge
State University of New York at Stony Brook | August 4, 2008

Selecting the Perfect Insect Pest
University of Illinois | August 1, 2008

Lesquerella: The Next Source of Biofuel
Texas A&M University | July 31, 2008

From Farm to School: Improving Small Farm Viability and School Meals
National Farm to School Program | July 29, 2008

Scientists Unlock the Key to Rice Nutrition
Mississippi State University | July 28, 2008

Scientists Discover a New Way to Fight Tooth Decay
Cornell University | July 23, 2008

Scientists Find Genes to Lower Saturated Fats in Beef
Iowa State University | July 15, 2008

New Test Kits Help Manage Farm Nitrate Levels
Nitrate Elimination Company | July 9, 2008

Countering Insect Resistance with Designer Bt Toxins
University of Arizona | July 7, 2008

The Healthy Grown Label: Healthy Food and Healthy Land
University of Wisconsin | June 26, 2008

Scientists Examine Chicken Fertility
Cornell University | June 25, 2008

Researchers Find Link Between Insects and Treatments for High Blood Pressure
University of California-Davis | June 24, 2008

Exploring How Growth Hormones are Released in Animals
Iowa State University | June 20, 2008

Why Does Antibiotic Resistant Campylobacter Persist in Poultry?
Iowa State University | June 16, 2008

Fresh Food Program Promotes Healthy Eating Habits Among Children
Fresh from the Farm | April 3, 2008

Fragmented Forests Could Lead to Habitat Disaster
University of Missouri | April 1, 2008

Research Increases Success of In Vitro Fertilization
University of Missouri | March 26, 2008

Researchers Try to Balance Rural Economies with Sustainable Forests
University of Idaho | March 24, 2008

Healthy, Low-Calorie Foods Cost More on Average
University of Washington | March 19, 2008

Holistic Approach to Land Management Benefits Society and the Environment
Utah State University | March 17, 2008

Chicken Genome Leads to New Vaccine to Fight Poultry Disease
Michigan State University | March 13, 2008

Farmland Values Project Measures Economic Importance of Rural Land
University of North Carolina - Asheville | March 10, 2008

Healthy Lifestyles Focus of Obesity Prevention Program
University of Wyoming | March 6, 2008

New Farmers Given Resources Needed to Succeed
Growing New Farmers Project | February 28, 2008

Radio Waves May Offer a New, Environmentally Safe Pest Control Method
Washington State University | January 15, 2008

Scientists Look for Clues into How Tree Populations Become Invasive
University of Cincinnati | January 15, 2008

Scientists Address a Burning Question
University of North Carolina, Greensboro | January 15, 2008

Modified Diet May Increase Swine Birthrate
Texas A&M | January 15, 2008

Researchers Unmask How Harmful Soybean Parasite Operates
University of Missouri and Iowa State University | January 8, 2008