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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Fort Pierce, Florida
Scully, Brian
Laboratory Director
brian.scully@ars.usda.gov
772-462-5810
U.S. HORTICULTURAL RES LAB
2001 S. ROCK ROAD
Fort PierceFL34945

Mission:
The U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory has national responsibility to conduct high priority research related to the following objectives: Develop new control methods for insect pests of citrus and other subtropical fruits, vegetables and ornamentals; Conduct basic physiological, biochemical, and pathological research on postharvest problems of horticultural crops; Develop new citrus scion and rootstock varieties that have enhanced tolerance to environmental stress, resistance to diseases and pests, improved fruit quality and yield; Conduct research on bacterial, fungal, nematode, and viral diseases of subtropical crops to improve crop production; Develop alternatives and solutions to environmental stresses that cause losses in crop growth, survival, and production; Develop alternatives for methyl bromide fumigation; Conduct research to understand the impact of horticultural crop production on water quality and water conservation; Improve flavor and overall quality of products from citrus and subtropical fruits and to develop new byproducts from citrus processing waste; Maintain flavor, nutrition and microbial stability of products from citrus and subtropical fruits while extending their shelf life.

  Southeast Area
    Fort Pierce, Florida
Location Support Staff
U.s. Horticultural Research Laboratory
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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