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Mission Statement
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Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

The mission of the research center is to develop sustainable agricultural systems, protect natural resources, and support rural communities in arid and semi-arid regions through interdisciplinary research.

Research is conducted under three Research Unit:

Pest Management and Biocontrol Unit:

The mission of the Pest Management and Biocontrol Research Unit is to develop innovative biologically and ecologically based systems for sustainable and integrated management of arthropod pest and mycotoxin producing fungi in arid-land crops.

Plant Physiology and Genetics Unit:

The mission of the Plant Physiology and Genetic Research Unit is to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture in arid environments by developing new germplasm for both traditional and alternative crops and by improving plant responses to abiotic stresses and to changes in the global environment.

Water Management and Conservation Unit:

The mission of the Water Management and Conservation Research Unit is to develop management strategies, conserve water, and protect water quality in systems involving soil, aquifers, plants, and the atmosphere.