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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

National Clonal Germplasm Repository - Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis, Oregon Repository

The National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) at Corvallis, Oregon, is a genebank that preserves invaluable plant genetic resources of temperate fruit, nut, and agronomic crops. This genebank maintains collections representing global diversity of hazelnuts, strawberries, hops, pears, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries.


New Species of Strawberry discovered in Oregon's Cascade Mountains - The Oregonian - July 2013
The newest addition to the wild strawberry family, Fragaria cascadensis, lies in its two extra sets of chromosomes.
A Plethora of Pears - Good Fruit Grower - September 2012
Repository's mission is to collect, conserve, characterize and distribute.
Saving Oregon's Hazelnuts - Portland Monthly - December 2012
Shawn Mehlenbacher at Oregon State University uses genetic resources to rescue the hazelnut industry from Eastern Filbert Blight.
In Praise of the Misunderstood Quince - New York Times, May 2012
What most Americans know about quince (Cydonia oblonga) — if they know about quince at all — is that it was once a fixture in Grandma's garden.
Kim Hummer
research leader/curator

Nahla Bassil
molecular genetics
Jill Bushakra, April Nyberg, and Liz Alperin
lab operations

Joseph Postman
curator/plant pathologist

Barbara Reed
plant physiologist
Jeanine DeNoma
technician  

Bruce Bartlett
germplasm distribution

Missy Fix & Jim Oliphant
greenhouse and screenhouse collections

Yvonne Pedersen
administrative support

Joe Snead
field collections


Contact Us
33447 Peoria Road
Corvallis OR 97333
phone: 541-738-4200
Directions and Map to NCGR-Corvallis

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Last Modified: 7/19/2013