||Mexican fruit fly
||Mexican fruit flies laying eggs in grapefruit before a test of the reduced-oxygen treatment.
||Mexican fruit fly
||In grapefruit as well as many other fruits, one female Mexican fruit fly can deposit large numbers of eggs: up to 40 eggs at a time, 100 or more a day, and about 2,000 over her life span
||The stalk-puller attachment drawn through this cotton test field near Weslaco, Texas, by field technician Victor Valladares plucks out the whole plants, roots and all.
||Field technician Emilio Chavez drives a tractor-drawn stalk puller that uproots plants after harvest. This prevents regrowth, water loss, and overwintering of pests in cotton and grain sorghum fields.
||A field of safflower, Carthamus tinctorius L.
||A natural insecticide in the silk of some corn lines will deter earworms in the future if ARS scientists succeed in transferring genes that control the production of maysin.
||ROUNDUP ...at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Station in southeastern Montana. At this station, one of the largest in the world of its kind, researchers help to ensure a plentiful supply of meat while protecting the rangeland environment.
||Pronghorn antelope and other wildlife are abundant on the Fort Keogh rangeland.
||A field of lesquerella near Phoenix, Arizona.
||Kneeling in a 20-acre pilot production field in Arizona, Anson E. Thompson checks lesquerella for seed set. Oil from the seeds can be used to make cosmetics and a variety of other products.
||This bee, Osmia ribifloris (on a barberry flower), is an effective pollinator of commercial blueberries and is one of several relatives of the blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria. Similar in appearance, the blue orchard bee is also a successful commercial pollinator that is now being evaluated for use in a wider range of crops.
||Geneticist Tom Jones examines Utah sweetvetch flowering at North Ogden Pass in the Wasatch Mountains.
||Africanized honey bee
||Apis mellifera scutellata
||Northwest Fire District's Captain John Estes of Tucson, Arizona, uses a wide spray of water and chemical wetting agent as a means of subduing Africanized honey bees. Looking on is ARS entomologist Eric Erickson (retired), who taught this control method to fire departments throughout Arizona.