Crop Genetics Research Unit
The Crop Genetics & Production Research Unit scientists use genetics and other disciplines such as plant physiology and pathology to improve the yield, quality and host plant resistance to pests and stresses of cotton and soybean. We use molecular and conventional techniques to accomplish our goal of furnishing new knowledge and products that will enable agricultural producers to feed and clothe America and the world.
The mission of the Crop Genetics Research Unit is to:
(1) develop knowledge about the biology of the cotton and soybean plants and their genetic, physiological, and pest resistance interactions with the environment;
(2) discover heritable plant characteristics that confer resistance or tolerance to adverse environmental pressures including pests and diseases;
(3) develop genetic and production management systems that improve the productivity and grower profitability of cotton and soybeans;
(4) coordinate the National Cotton Variety Tests and the Uniform Soybean Tests for the southern U.S.;
(5) maintain and evaluate a soybean germplasm collection;
(6) release improved germplasm and varieties, and use this knowledge and new germplasm to enhance production and improve the environment.
Young, Lawrence D
CROP GENETICS RESEARCH UNIT
P. O. BOX 345
Stoneville MS 38776
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