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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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The Madison, WI Location comprises three Management Units: Cereal Crops, Vegetable Cropsand U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. Cereal Crops Research Unit identifies & characterizes biological & biochemical mechanisms that affect cereal quality leading to enhanced germplasm or improved production practices and evaluates barley and oat germplasm for quality. The Vegetable Crops Research Unit investigates the genetics, cytogenetics, taxonomy, disease resistance, physiology, molecular biology and breeding strategies of vegetable crops leading to enhanced germplasm and improved productivity and quality of those crops. The U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center addresses national problems which limit effective and efficient use of forage for production of milk; increase yields and quality of forage grown and harvested, reducing losses associated with harvesting, storage and feeding, and maximizing use of forage nutrients by dairy cows for milk production.



Last Modified: 12/7/2009