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John, Stommel
Research Leader
(301) 504-6571
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Rm. 240, Bldg. 010-A, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705

The mission of the Genetic Improvement for Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory is to develop germplasm for high value small-fruits and vegetables with improved disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses, superior quality, and high nutritional value.

The major objectives of the laboratory are to:

Our specialty focus crops include strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, blackberry, raspberry, potato, tomato, pepper, and eggplant.