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Midwest
• Jan Suszkiw • 301-504-1630 • jan.suskiw@usda.gov

Illinois – Peoria

  • National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
  • Bio-Oils Research Unit
  • Bioenergy Research Unit
  • Crop Bioprotection Research Unit
  • Functional Foods Research Unit
  • Mycotoxin Prevention & Applied Microbiology Research Unit
  • Plant Polymer Research Unit
  • Renewable Products Technology Research Unit

Illinois - Urbana

  • Global Climate Change & Photosynthesis Research Unit
  • Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, & Genetics Research Unit

Michigan – East Lansing
(Part of the U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, GA)

  • Avian Disease & Oncology Research Unit
  • Sugarbeet & Bean Research Unit

Minnesota – Morris

  • Soil Management Research Unit

Minnesota – St. Paul

  • Cereal Disease Research Unit
  • Plant Science Research Unit
  • Soil & Water Management Research Unit

Indiana – West Lafayette

  • Crop Production & Pest Control Research Unit
  • Livestock Behavioral Research Unit
  • National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory

Iowa – Ames

  • Plant Introduction Research Station
  • Corn Insects & Crop Genetics Research Unit
  • National Animal Disease Center
  • Food Safety & Enteric Pathogens Research Unit
  • Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit
  • Ruminant Diseases & Immunology Research Unit
  • Virus & Prion Diseases Research Unit
  • National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
  • Agroecosystems Management Research Unit
  • Soil, Water, & Air Resources Research Unit

Kentucky – Bowling Green

  • Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit

Kentucky – Lexington

  • Forage-Animal Production Research Unit

Missouri – Columbia

  • Biological Control of Insects Research Unit
  • Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit
  • Plant Genetics Research Unit

Ohio – Columbus

  • Soil Drainage Research Unit

Ohio – Wooster

  • Application Technology Research Unit
  • Corn, Soybean, & Wheat Quality Research Unit

Wisconsin – Madison

  • Cereal Crops Research Unit
  • U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
  • Vegetable Crops Research Unit

 


 

Northeast
• Sharon Durham • 301-504-1611 • sharon.durham@usda.gov

 

District of Columbia
U.S. National Arboretum

  • Floral & Nursery Plants Research Unit Gardens Unit


Maryland – Beltsville
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

  • Diet, Genomics & Immunology Laboratory
  • Food Components & Health Laboratory
  • Food Composition & Methods Development Laboratory
  • Human Study Unit
  • Food Surveys Research Group
  • Nutrient Data Laboratory
  • Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
  • Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory
  • Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Animal Genomics & Improvement Laboratory
  • Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory
  • Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
  • Food Quality Laboratory 
  • Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory
  • (includes Chatsworth, N.J.)
  • Hydrology & Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory
  • Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory
  • National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
  • Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory
  • Soybean Genomics & Improvement Laboratory
  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory
  • Sustainable Perennial Crops
  • Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Maryland – Frederick

  • Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit

Delaware – Newark

  • Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Massachusetts – Boston

  • Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging


Maine – Orono

  • National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center
  • New England Plant, Soil & Water Research Unit (part of Ithaca, NY)
  • New York – Geneva
  • Plant Genetic Resources Research Unit
  • Grape Genetics Resources Research Unit
  • New York – Ithaca
  • Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit
  • Emerging Pests & Pathogens Unit

Pennsylvania – Wyndmoor

  • Eastern Regional Research Center
  • Biobased & Other Animal Co-Products Unit
  • Dairy & Functional Foods Research Unit
  • Food Safety & Intervention Technologies Research Unit
  • Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research Unit
  • Residue Chemistry & Predictive Microbiology Research Unit
  • Sustainable Biofuels & Co-Products Research Unit

Pennsylvania – University Park

  • Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit

West Virginia – Kearneysville

  • Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement & Protection Research Unit

West Virginia – Leetown

  • National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture

 


 

Pacific West
• Kim Kaplan • 301-504-1637 • kim.kaplan@usda.gov

Arizona – Maricopa

  • U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center
  • Pest Management and Biocontrol Research Unit
  • Plant Physiology and Genetics Research Unit
  • Water Management and Conservation Research Unit

Arizona – Tucson

  • Southwest Watershed Management Research Unit

California – Albany

  • Plant Gene Expression Center
  • Western Regional Research Center
  • Bioproducts Research Unit
  • Crop Improvement & Genetics Research Unit
  • Invasive Species and Pollinator Health Research Unit
  • Foodborne Toxin Detection & Prevention Research Unit
  • Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit
  • Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit

California – Davis

  • Crops Pathology & Genetics Research Unit
  • National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapes
  • Western Human Nutrition Research Center
  • Immunity & Disease Prevention Research Unit
  • Obesity & Metabolism Research Unit

California – Parlier

  • San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center
  • Commodity Protection & Quality Research Unit
  • Crop Diseases, Pests & Genetics Research Unit
  • Water Management Research Unit

California – Riverside

  • National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus
  • U.S. Salinity Laboratory
  • Contaminant Fate & Transport Research Unit
  • Water Reuse & Remediation Research Unit

California – Salinas

  • Crop Improvement & Protection Research Unit

Hawaii – Hilo

  • Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center
  • Tropical Crop & Commodity Protection Research Unit
  • Tropical Plant Genetic Resources & Disease Research Unit

Idaho – Aberdeen

  • Small Grains & Potato Germplasm Research Unit

Idaho – Boise

  • Watershed Management Research Unit

Idaho – Dubois

  • Range Sheep Production Efficiency Research Unit

Idaho – Kimberly

  • Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research

Nevada – Reno

  • Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit

Oregon – Pendleton

  • Soil & Water Conservation Research Unit

Oregon – Burns

  • Range & Meadow Forage Management Research Unit

Oregon – Corvallis

  • Forage Seed & Cereal Research Unit
  • Horticultural Crops Research Unit
  • National Clonal Germplasm Repository

Utah – Logan

  • Forage & Range Research Unit
  • Poisonous Plant Research Unit
  • Pollinating Insect Biology, Management and Systemics Unit

Washington – Pullman

  • Animal Disease Research Unit
  • Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Research Unit
  • Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit
  • Plant Germplasm Introduction & Testing Research Unit
  • Root Disease & Biological Control Research Unit
  • Wheat Genetics, Quality, Physiology & Disease Research Unit

Washington – Wapato

  • Temperate Tree Fruit & Vegetable Research Unit

Washington – Wenatchee

  • Physiology & Pathology of Tree Fruits Research Unit

 


 

Plains
• Dennis O'Brien • 301-504-1630 • dennis.obrien@usda.gov

 

Colorado – Akron

  • Central Great Plains Resources Management Research Unit

Colorado – Fort Collins

  • Center for Agricultural Resources Research
  • Soil Management & Sugarbeet Research Unit
  • Water Management & Systems Research Unit
  • National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation
  • Plant & Animal Genetic Resources Preservation
  • Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit
  • Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research

Kansas – Manhattan

  • Center for Grain and Animal Health Research
  • Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit
  • Grain Quality & Structure Research Unit
  • Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit
  • Stored Product Insect & Engineering Research Unit

Montana – Miles City

  • Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
  • Montana – Sidney
  • Agricultural Systems Research Unit
  • Pest Management Research Unit

Nebraska – Clay Center

  • U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  • Genetics, Breeding, & Animal Health Research Unit
  • Meat Safety & Quality Research
  • Nutrition & Environmental Management Research Unit
  • Reproduction Research Unit

Nebraska – Lincoln

  • Agroecosystem Management Research Unit
  • Wheat, Sorghum and Forage Research Unit

New Mexico – Las Cruces

  • Cotton Ginning Research Unit
  • Range Management Research Unit

North Dakota – Fargo

  • Animal Metabolism- Agricultural Chemicals Research Unit
  • Cereal Crops Research Unit
  • Insect Genetics & Biochemistry Research Unit
  • Sunflower & Plant Biology Research Unit
  • Sugarbeet & Potato Research Unit

North Dakota – Grand Forks

  • Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
  • Dietary Prevention of Obesity-Related Disease Research Unit
  • Healthy Body Weight Research Unit

 

North Dakota – Mandan

  • Northern Great Plains Research Center

Oklahoma – El Reno

  • Grazinglands Research Laboratory
  • Forage & Livestock Production Research Unit
  • Agroclimate & Natural Resources Research Unit

Oklahoma – Stillwater

  • Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit
  • Wheat, Peanut, & Other Field Crops Research Unit

Oklahoma – Woodward

  • Rangeland & Pasture Research Unit

South Dakota – Brookings

  • Integrated Cropping Systems Research Unit

Texas – Bushland

  • Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
  • Livestock Nutrient Management Research Unit
  • Soil & Water Management Research Unit

Texas – College Station

  • Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center
  • Aerial Application Technology Research Unit
  • Insect Control & Cotton Disease Research Unit
  • Crop Germplasm Research Unit
  • Food & Feed Safety Research Unit

Texas – Houston

  • Children's Nutrition Research Center

Texas – Kerrville

  • Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory
  • Livestock Arthropod Pest Research Unit

Texas – Lubbock

  • Cropping Systems Research Laboratory
  • Wind Erosion & Water Conservation Research Unit
  • Cotton Production & Processing Research Unit
  • Livestock Issues Research Unit
  • Plant Stress & Germplasm Development Research Unit

Texas – Temple

  • Grassland, Soil & Water Research Laboratory

Wyoming – Cheyenne

  • Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit

 


 

Southeast
Sandra Avant • 301-504-1627 • sandra.avant@usda.gov

Alabama – Auburn

  • Aquatic Animal Health Research Laboratory

(Includes Chestertown, MD facility)

  • Soil Dynamics Research Unit

Arkansas – Booneville

  • Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center

Arkansas – Fayetteville

  • Poultry Production & Products Safety Research Unit

Arkansas – Jonesboro

  • Delta Water Management Research Unit

Arkansas – Little Rock

  • Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
  • Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit

Arkansas – Stuttgart

  • Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center
  • Harry K. Dupree National Aquaculture Research Center

Florida – Canal Point

  • Sugarcane Field Station

Florida – Fort Lauderdale

  • Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Florida – Fort Pierce

  • U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
  • Citrus & Other Subtropical Products Research Unit
  • Subtropical Insects & Horticulture Research Unit
  • Subtropical Plant Pathology Research Unit

Florida – Gainesville

  • Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology
  • Chemistry Research Unit
  • Imported Fire Ant & Household Insects Research Unit
  • Insect Behavior & Biocontrol Research Unit
  • Mosquito & Fly Research Unit

Florida – Miami

  • Subtropical Horticulture Research Unit

Georgia – Athens

  • U.S. National Poultry Research Center
  • Bacterial Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit
  • Egg Safety & Quality Research Unit
  • Endemic Poultry Viral Disease Research Unit
  • Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases
  • Poultry Microbiological Safety & Processing Research Unit
  • Quality & Safety Assessment Research Unit
  • Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit

Georgia – Byron

  • Fruit and Nut Research Unit

Georgia – Dawson

  • National Peanut Research Laboratory

 

 

Georgia – Griffin

  • Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Research Unit

Georgia – Tifton

  • Crop Genetics & Breeding Research Unit
  • Crop Protection and Management Research Unit
  • Southeast Watershed Research Unit

Louisiana – Houma

  • Sugarcane Research Unit

Louisiana – New Orleans

  • Southern Regional Research Center
  • Commodity Utilization Research Unit
  • Cotton Chemistry & Utilization Unit
  • Cotton Fiber Bioscience Research Unit
  • Cotton Structure & Quality Research Unit
  • Food & Feed Safety Research Unit
  • Food Processing and Sensory Quality Unit

 

Mississippi - Mississippi State

  • Crop Science Research Laboratory
  • Corn Host Plant Resistance Research Unit
  • Genetics & Sustainable Agriculture Research Unit
  • Poultry Research Unit

Mississippi - Oxford

  • National Sedimentation Laboratory
  • Water Quality and Ecology Research Unit
  • Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit
  • Natural Products Utilization Research Unit

Mississippi – Poplarville

  • Southern Horticultural Research Unit

Mississippi - Stoneville

  • Biological Control of Pests Research Unit
  • Cotton Ginning Research Unit
  • Crop Genetics Research Unit
  • Crop Production Systems Research Unit
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit
  • Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit
  • Southern Insect Management Research Unit

North Carolina – Raleigh

  • Food Science Research Unit
  • Market Quality & Handling Research Unit
  • Plant Science Research Unit
  • Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit
  • Tropical Crops & Germplasm Research, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

South Carolina – Charleston

  • Vegetable Research Unit

South Carolina – Florence

  • Coastal Plain Soil, Water & Plant Conservation Research Unit

 

 

 

 

 


 

International Locations & Special Projects

Special Projects

Bee Research
Kim Kaplan
301-504-1637

Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Research Unit
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bee Research Laboratory
Beltsville, Maryland

Honey Bee Research Unit
Tucson, Arizona

Pollinating Insect Biology, Management, Systematics Research Unit
Logan, Utah

NBAF/Plum Island
Sandra Avant
301-504-1627

National Bio and Agro-defense Facility
Manhattan, Kansas

Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Orient Point, New York

 

National Agricultural Library
Tanya Brown
301-504-1622

National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, Maryland

International Locations

Jan Suszkiw
301-504-1630
Office of International Research Programs
Beltsville, Maryland

European Biological Control Laboratory
Montpellier, France

Foundation for the Study of Invasive Species
Hurlingham, Argentina

Sharon Durham
301-504-1611

Australian Biological Control Laboratory
Indooroopilly, Australia

Dennis O’Brien
301-504-1624

Sino-American Biological Control Laboratory
Beijing, China