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USDA ARS Administrator visits staff and tours Germplasm Repository
The NCGRCD was visited by Dr. Peter Bretting, Senior National Program Leader on May 9-10, 2019.
Dr. Bretting toured the facilities and solicited input from staff regarding a Farm Bill Report on the NPGS.
A group of scientist and citrus industry from Vietnam visited the repository in January 2019 to discuss germplasm exchange
The NCGRCD hosted visitors from South Africa in March 2019. Information regarding quarantine issues, diagnostics, and certification programs was shared
The mission of the National Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates is to collect, maintain, evaluate, preserve, and distribute germplasm of citrus, dates, and related Aurantioideae genera and Phoenix species. The achievement of this goal involves: 1) acquisition of the widest possible genetic diversity within citrus and dates to reduce genetic vulnerability in the future, 2) testing and treatment of accessions for pathogenic organisms, 3) maintenance of accessions in a protected, pest-free environment, 4) genetic, horticultural, and physiological characterization and evaluation of accessions, 5) establishment of an informational record for each accession covering acquisition, inventory, evaluation, and gene descriptor data, 6) distribution of pathogen-free germplasm to qualified researchers throughout the world, and 7) research into improved methods of collection, evaluation, propagation, preservation, and distribution.