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Center for Grain and Animal Health Research


The Agricultural Research Service's Center for Grain and Animal Health Research (CGAHR),(formerly the Grain Marketing and Production Research Center)is the only United States Department of Agriculture research laboratory in Kansas.

Based in Manhattan, the research conducted at CGAHR falls under 9 of 22 national programs. The Center is ideally located in the heart of the Great Plains, the nation's breadbasket and livestock center, and now an emerging center for the production of biofuels and other bio-based products. CGAHR is made up of five research units. Each research unit has a unique mission and interacts with key customers and stakeholders. CGAHR scientists are recognized world-wide for innovative research and technology development. The Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit studies animal diseases transmitted by arthropods, and develops diagnostic tools, vaccines and other technologies to protect animal health. The Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit develops technology to measure and preserve grain quality, and to reduce wind erosion. The Grain Quality & Structure Research Unit  investigates relationships between physical and chemical attributes and end-use quality for various products, and develops rapid and precise predictive tests. The Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit finds and provides new genetic material to address hard winter wheat problems including insect pests, diseases and abiotic stresses. The Stored Product Insect Research Unitdevelops new knowledge and methods for controlling insect pests in grain and food products. 

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CGAHR Mission: "Conducting innovative research and developing new technologies to solve problems in soil erosion, the production, storage and utilization of grain, and arthropod-vectored animal diseases to ensure a safe, abundant and high quality food supply."



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Center for Grain and Animal Health Research

1515 College Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone - (800)627-0388

Fax - (785) 776-2789

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