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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Our Mission
To provide basic knowledge and improved germplasm for developing, maintaining, and improving hard red spring wheat, durum wheat, barley, and oat.

Major Issues
Disease resistance, improved marketability, and improved end-use quality are major issues being addressed by this research unit. These issues are particularly significant to the upper Midwestern U.S., one of the nation's leading production regions for wheat, barley, and oats.

Geneticists, pathologists, food technologists, and chemists investigate the genetics of disease resistance and other agronomic and quality traits, host-pathogen interactions, and the many factors affecting end-use quality of wheat, barley, and oat.



Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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