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The North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS) is part of the National Plant Germplasm System and is a collaboration between the USDA-ARS, Iowa State University, and the North Central Regional Agricultural Experiment Stations:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin. The NCRPIS is located in Ames, Iowa, USA and was established in 1948.

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.

NCRPIS Crops Curated

 Quick links:
 Links of interest Click here to order germplasm Student Employment Opportunities PDF with station location map. You may also click on the Careers menu item (left margin) for text description

We also invite you to visit
The NPGS Ash Conservation Project

This website describes the efforts to save several species
of ash trees from the destructive emerald ash borer.