USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory
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The Forage and Range Research Laboratory (FRRL) is composed of a multidisciplinary team that has developed the critically important plant materials presently used on Western U.S. rangelands.
The FRRL is recognized as the international center of excellence for integrated research in breeding, genomics, and ecological applications of perennial plants for dry temperate environments. Research is accomplished through the combined efforts of plant breeders, molecular geneticists, and ecologists to enhance plants and associated agronomic practices for range and pastures. Such plant materials combined with best management practices will result in sustainable stewardship of rangelands and pastures in the Western U.S.
The mission of the FRRL is to provide improved plant materials and management alternatives for sustainable stewardship of rangelands and pastures in the Western U.S.