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The Vegetable Crops Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service branch of the United States Department of Agriculture is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and is associated with the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The mission of the research unit is to investigate the genetics, cytogenetics, taxonomy, gene flow, disease resistance, insect interactions, molecular biology and breeding strategies of vegetable and fruit crops. This includes the investigation of chromosome behavior, phylogeny, pest resistance and suppression, intra-and interspecific crossing, nutritional quality, flavor, storage quality, and effects of environmental stress and insects on Solanum species, carrot, cucumber, onion, garlic, and cranberries. This also includes the use of exotic germplasm, germplasm enhancement, and development of production technologies where needed.

Philipp W Simon
Research Leader
(608) 262-1248
Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1575 Linden Drive
Madison WI 53706