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Season 6: Aquaculture | Episode 3: Farm Fishing Indoors

When you grow anything indoors, you can control a lot of the conditions, including temperature, irrigation, insect and disease resistance, and water quality and consum...

Season 6: Aquaculture | Episode 2: Fastest Growing Fish You've Ever Seen

Fish farmers are using natural contained aquifers to grow fish to market size at an incredible fast rate. That’s because aquifers can provide optimal conditions for fi...

Season 6: Aquaculture | Episode 1: Bringing Seafood Closer to Home

Aquaculture, commonly known as fish farming, is a global multi-billion dollar industry, and is one of the fastest growing forms of food production.  Unfortunately, mos...

Season 5: WonderPlants

In this episode of Science In Your Shopping Cart we take a tour of some super human plants that we use in our everyday lives to help feed and protect us.Connect with u...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 7: Soybeans

Learn about this amazing wonderplant and some of the ways we use this plant in our everyday lives.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook: @AgriculturalResearchSer...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 6: From Shells to Cells

ARS scientists are coming up with new ways to produce clean energy by developing a large filter-type application out of discarded almond shells that could capture and ...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 5: Did You Know - Insect Repellants

Did you know that some wonderplants can be used to control and even kill annoying flies and mosquitoes?Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook: @AgriculturalResear...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 4: Super Cotton

ARS scientists are turning nano fibers from cotton plants into mask filters, wound dressings, and other medical applications.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFaceboo...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 3: Taking the Guayule Plant for a Test Drive

Learn about the amazing Guayule plant and how this desert loving plant is used in making tires, including a 100% Guayule tire!Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebo...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 2: One Time Use Containers

ARS scientists are turning plant fibers in to single-use containers to one day replace non-biodegradable plastic containers.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook...

Season 5: WonderPlants | Episode 1: National Arboretum

Check out some amazing wonderplants at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook: @AgriculturalResearchServiceLinkedIn:...

Season 4: Berries

In this episode of Science In Your Shopping Cart we pull back the curtains to reveal how ARS scientists create new berry cultivars and work with the food industry to h...

Season 4: Berries | Episode 4: Strawberries

Check out our newest strawberry, and hear how new strawberry cultivars are created.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook: @AgriculturalResearchServiceLinkedIn: @...

Season 4: Berries | Episode 3: Breaktime

Tips on how to grow your own blueberry and blackberry plants right in your own backyard.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook: @AgriculturalResearchServiceLinked...

Season 4: Berries | Episode 2: Blackberries and Raspberries

ARS scientists created a thornless blackberry plant along with many new varieties of blackberries for the agricultural industry and a trellis system designed to protec...

Season 4: Berries | Episode 1: Blueberries

Learn how a USDA breeding program was responsible for the development of the blueberry growing industry in the southeastern United States and how ARS scientists have d...

Season 3: Biomass

Learn about innovations and research that ARS scientists are conducting to turn farm waste, called Biomass, into environmentally friendly products.Connect with us: Twi...

Season 3: Biomass | Episode 4: Bioproducts from Corn Waste

Learn about innovations and research that ARS scientists are conducting to produce biopolymers such as nanocellulose from corn waste as a replacement for popular synth...

Season 3: Biomass | Episode 3: Breaktime

Take a look at some cool ARS developments that are benefiting our ecosystem.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARSFacebook: @AgriculturalResearchServiceLinkedIn: @usda-ars

Season 3: Biomass | Episode 2: Polymers from Cotton Gin Trash

Learn about innovations and research that ARS scientists are conducting to turn cotton waste into agro-based biodegradable polymers.Connect with us: Twitter: @USDA_ARS...

Season 3: Biomass | Episode 1: Pallets from Almond Shells

ARS scientists are turning agricultural waste (Biomass) into environmentally friendly products that can replace non-biodegradable plastics.Connect with us: Twitter: @U...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin'

Apples are as American as apple pie. Let's look at some cool innovations and research that ARS scientists are conducting to ensure those apples in your shopping cart a...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin' | Episode 6: Rapid Breeding

The apple industry is a highly impactful business for the U.S. Growers are always looking for new varieties that are not only tasty but more resistant to disease outbr...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin' | Episode 5: Mysterious Disease

Apple growers have a mystery on their hands. Something is killing popular dwarf apple trees, but researchers are unsure if the cause is environmental, viral, soil-base...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin' | Episode 4: Snack Break

Ready for a snack break? Then sink your teeth into this apple trivia. You'll finally be able to answer the question, "What does a 200-year old apple tree and a train h...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin' | Episode 3: Precision Sprayer

These days, we are all more conscious of pesticide spraying, especially growers who rely on this method for keeping pests off their crops. ARS scientists have develope...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin' | Episode 2: Apple Sorting Machine

ARS researchers have developed an in-field apple sorting machine that not only improves apple picking efficiency, but also scans and grades apples. Think of it as a 21...

Season 2: Apples: Get Crunchin' | Episode 1: Apple Rootstocks

Did you know that the apple you're eating right now probably came from a rootstock developed by ARS? Our scientists are breeding new rootstocks that are more resistant...

Season 1: Spinach, Tomatoes, & Potatoes: What Do They All Have In Common?

We know that all three are vegetables, or two vegetables and a fruit if you will, but what else do they have in common? Take a virtual trip with us to Italy, Idaho, an...

Season 1: Tomatoes, Potatoes & Spinach | Episode 3: Spinach

Making Popeye proud. ARS recently released the world’s first true red spinach, called “USDA Red”. Learn about the benefits this new powerful vegetable provides to cons...

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