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Rebecca McGee
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Dr. Rebecca McGee

Research Geneticist


Research at a glance

The USDA ARS winter legume breeding program focuses on breeding cold tolerant peas and lentils.  Clockwise from top left:  Winter cover crop pea in November (note high degree of basal branching and good root system).  Winter pea in snow, December.   Winter pea in February.  Winter pea nearing green maturity (mid-July). Winter pea (foreground) and winter lentil (background) yield replicated trial.

Home page of the Cool Season Food Legume Database (   A genomic, genetic and breeding resource for pea, lentil, chickpea and faba bean crop improvement. 

Registration of 'Lynx' Winter Pea.  This variety of winter pea has been licensed to Central Washington Grain Growers, Wilbur, WA.  Its intended end use is as either a component in wildlife food plots or as a cover crop.