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Mission

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. Emphasis is placed on wheat, cotton, and oilseed crops used for food, fiber, and biofuels, respectively, and new crops such as guayule for production of natural rubber.
The Plant Physiology and Genetics Research is located in Maricopa, AZ and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Research Leader is John Dyer.
Email: john.dyer@usda.gov
Phone: (520)316-6356
Fax: (520)316-6330
21881 North Cardon Lane
Maricopa, AZ 85138