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Mission

The mission of the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit is to improve germplasm of lettuce, spinach and melon, determine basic biology of viral, fungal and bacterial diseases affecting these crops, develop alternatives to methyl bromide as a soil fumigant for control of soilborne pests in strawberry and vegetables, reduce postharvest losses of lettuce, develop scientifically based organic crop production practices, and develop methods for control of weeds.
The Crop Improvement and Protection Research is located in Salinas, CA and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Research Leader is James McCreight.
Email: jim.mccreight@usda.gov
Phone: (831)755-2864
Fax: 831-755-2814
USDA, ARS
1636 E. ALISAL ST.
Salinas, CA 93905