Recent USDA/ARS patented technologies on food processing and products that are available for licensing are described, including summary, contact, benefits, and applications. Updated June 2018.
Data from: Comparative proteomics dataset of skimmed milk samples from Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle
The complete list of low-abundance proteins identified in Holstein and Jersey skimmed milk samples is provided in this dataset as well as the total number of distinct sequenced peptides and gene ontology functions for each protein. The relative abundance of a select few proteins is depicted using the SIEVE software.
Data from: Secretome data from Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus niger cultivated in submerged and sequential fermentation methods
The cultivation procedure and the fungal strain applied for enzyme production may influence levels and profile of the proteins produced. The proteomic analysis data presented here provide critical information to compare proteins secreted by Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus niger when cultivated through submerged and sequential fermentation processes, using steam-explosion sugarcane bagasse as inducer for enzyme production.
Video data of flowers, fruitlets, and fruit in apple trees during the 2017 growing season at USDA-ARS-AFRS
This record contains videos of apple trees acquired from a ground vehicle throughout the growing season. Research in precision management methods in orchard crops revolve around locating objects of interest, namely flowers, fruitlets, and fruit, autonomously. This dataset is provided so that researchers without access to research plots or mature trees can experiment with the data acquired during the course of an ongoing project on apple flower estimation in images. The trees shown in these videos have a mixture of colors and growth habits. In particular, the four varieties represent one of each of the Lespinasse ideotypes.
The Farm to School Census measures USDA's progress toward improving access to local foods in schools. The web-based interface allows users to run customized searches using data from the 2015 Farm to School Census.
A regionally-adapted implementation of conservation agriculture delivers rapid improvements to soil properties associated with crop yield stability
Maize and soybean yield data set for Precision Zonal Management (PZM) project from 2012-2015. Project compared chisel plow tillage against ridge tillage (PZM) systems, with and without winter cereal rye cover crops. Experimental sites in four US states: IL, MI, MN and PA. Data set provides plot-level yield data (kg/ha) for each site-year and for both crops. File also contains data set of maize and soybean yield stability, with soil properties measured in 2015 (end of experimental period) and delta values (values in 2015 minus values prior to experiment establishment in 2011).
An Environmental Component of a "One Health" approach, the mission of the Agricultural Antibiotic Resistance (AgAR) project is to
- develop practical tools and protocols to measure antibiotic drugs, resistant bacteria and resistance genes in agriculturally-impacted soil, water, air, and food;
- design and evaluate agricultural …
USDA Table of Cooking Yields for Meat and Poultry, Release 2, is an update of previously released USDA data. Data in the updated table, accessible below, are measures of changes in meat and poultry weights resulting from moisture and fat losses during cooking. The table includes percentages for cooking yield, moisture change, and fat change for specific cuts of meat and poultry prepared in USDA research studies according to specific cooking protocols.