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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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ARRA - Plant Genetic Resources Unit and Grape Genetics Research Unit, Geneva , New York

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Link to ARS Recovery Act Info.

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Photo: Apples

The wide variety of Malus sieversii trees grown in Geneva, New York, are a treasure trove of genes for improving disease resistance in American apples.

Plant Genetic Resources Unit and Grape Genetics Research Unit, Geneva, New York

  • Scope of work under Recovery Act

Amount: $650,000

Repair of critical deferred maintenance and replacement of various critical building systems including HVAC systems and electrical systems.

Milestones- To be updated as milestones are completed.

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Research at Geneva, New York

Plant Genetic Resources Unit

The Geneva Genetic Resources Unit conserve thousands of seeds and other genetic materials for nutritionally and economically important fruit and vegetable crops, including apples, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and squash. Preserving this heritage is an importance part of ensuring the country’s future food security. The Plant Genetic Resources Unit maintains approximately 20,000 different accessions, representing over 300 species.


Genetic Resources Unit brochure (page 1)

Genetic Resources Unit brochure (page 2)

Grape Genetics Research Unit

Scientists with ARS's recently established Grape Genetics Research Unit study the full gamut of grapes grown in the United States, including those grown in California's semiarid valleys and in northeastern states that experience cold winters. The Unit works closely with the Plant Genetic Resources Unit, which preserves and safeguards about 20,000 samples of cold-hardy grapes, apples, tart cherries, and vegetables, and has more than 1,200 accessions of Vitis-about one-third of ARS's total grape collection.

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Repairs to be done in Geneva Repairs in Geneva

Last Modified: 11/26/2015
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