San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center
9611 S. Riverbend Avenue | Parlier CA 93648 | 559-596-2700
The San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center is part of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) which is the research branch of the United States Department of Agriculture. The facility was completed in 2000 on a 130-acre tract of land which includes 100 acres of agricultural land that is used for research.
The center is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, which is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world.
SJVASC's Mission Statement
“The mission of the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center in California is to conduct innovative research to increase productivity, quality, and marketability of crops by solving agricultural problems in an environmentally sustainable manner."
Three research units and a work site for a Davis, CA, research unit are located in our facility.
Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research Unit
Dr. Drake Stenger - Research Leader
Commodity Protection and Quality Research Unit
Dr. Chang-Lin Xiao - Research Leader
Water Management Research Unit
Dr. Dong Wang - Research Leader
- NALPGRU (worksite of the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis, CA)
National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit
Dr. John Preece - Research Leader