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North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station
Part of the National Plant Germplasm System - Conserving our Natural Resources

State Experiment Stations of the North Central Region
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Our mission is to conserve genetically-diverse crop germplasm and associated information, conduct germplasm-related research, and encourage the use of germplasm and associated information for research, crop improvement and product development.
  Photo of seed storage facility.
Crops curated:

Amaranth
Brassica
Cucumis
Cucurbita
Cuphea
Daucus
Flax
Grasses
Helianthus
Ornamentals
Umbels
Zea mays


 
Aerial photo of station facilities and farm land.At left is an aerial view of the station facilities and part of the farm land used for seed increase. On the right side are pollination cages used to contain the insect pollinators. The cages prevent the insects from cross pollinating the many accessions grown for a crop in one year. The North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station specializes in increasing seed of crops that require cross pollination while maintaining accession purity.
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