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We research and develop methods to improve corn production and administer MaizeGDB which is a globally used informatics service supplying corn genetics information.
The crop improvement solutions we develop are all focused on efficiency, sustainability, and reduced environmental impacts.
Using fundamental knowledge about how barley plants interact with their most economically important diseases, we’re developing tools breeders can use to develop durable levels of plant resistance.
We discover and characterize new traits of economic interest to the soybean community and administer SoyBase and the Legume Information System, both globally used informatics services for the soybean and legume crop genetics communities.
Our multidisciplinary research team develops efficient control solutions for several pests of corn, including European corn borer, the corn rootworm complex, western bean cutworm, corn earworm, and fall armyworm.
The mission of the Unit is to increase crop productivity by basic and applied research on insects, cereals and legumes.
The Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research is located in Ames, IA and is part of the Midwest Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Thomas Sappington.
CORN INSECTS AND CROP GENETICS RESEARCH UNIT
819 Wallace Road, 1012 Crop Genome Informatics Lab
Ames, IA 50011-4014