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West Lafayette, Indiana
Lay, Jr, Donald - Don
Research Leader
Don.Lay@ars.usda.gov
(765) 494-4604
NATIONAL SOIL EROSION RESEARCH LABORATORY
275 SOUTH RUSSELL STREET
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Mission:
The West Lafayette, IN Location consists of three Management Units: Crop Production and Pest Control, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory and the Livestock Behavior Research Unit. The Crop Production and Pest Control unit determines the biochemical basis and genetic control of disease and insect resistance in grain crops and of chemical constituents and disease resistance in soybeans. The National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory develops the knowledge and technology needed for land users to conserve natural resources for future generations. Research in Livestock Behavior identifies objective indicators of animal well-being and cognitive abilities in livestock to provide producers with decision making tools that enhance productivity in food-producing animals. Effective support services in procurement, personnel, safety, budget, accounting, travel, property and related activities are provided by the Administrative Office and Unit Program Support Assistants.

  Midwest Area
    West Lafayette, Indiana
Location Support Staff
Crop Production and Pest Control Research
National Soil Erosion Research
Livestock Behavior Research