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Mission

The mission of the Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research Unit is to conduct basic and applied research on grapevine, almonds, stone fruit, and citrus to 1) reduce losses caused by plant pathogens and insect pests, and 2) improve fruit quality, horticultural characteristics and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.

Drake Stenger - Research Leader

Elaine Backus - Research Entomologist

Lindsey Burbank - Research Plant Pathologist

Jianchi Chen - Research Molecular Biologist

Rodrigo Krugner - Research Entomologist

Craig Ledbetter - Research Geneticist

Hong Lin - Research Plant Physiologist

Rachel Naegele - Research Horticulturalist

Mark Sisterson - Research Entomologist

Christopher Wallis - Research Plant Pathologist

Raymond Yokomi - Research Plant Pathologist

The Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research is located in Parlier, CA and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Research Leader is Rodrigo Krugner.
Email: rodrigo.krugner@usda.gov
Phone: 559-596-2922
Fax: 559-596-2921
USDA-ARS, CROP DISEASES, PESTS AND GENETICS
9611 S. Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648