Location: Plant Science Research2013 Annual Report
1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
To carry out cooperative research and to set forth understandings between the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service (NCARS) for joint projects and co-location of NCARS and/or ARS personnel at research sites and facilities in North Carolina.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
To conduct research directed at obtaining and maintaining a safe, affordable food supply in a range of commodities, which include wheat, corn, oats, soybeans, fermented vegetables, peanuts, sweet potatoes and pickled vegetables. Research conducted by ARS scientists located in Raleigh NC ranges from evaluation of quality characteristics and crop utilization to providing insights into the function and expression of genes and plant growth responses to the environment.
3. Progress Report:
The objective of this agreement is to allow USDA-ARS graduate students, who are also Federal employees, to maintain intellectual property rights to inventions.