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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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.

  • CDPGRU
    Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research Unit
    Dr. Drake Stenger - Research Leader
  • CPQRU
    Commodity Protection and Quality Research Unit
    Dr. Chang-Lin Xiao - Research Leader
  • WMRU
    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



Last Modified: 7/18/2014
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