The Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU) was established on November 1, 1949 as a cooperative effort supported by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Southern State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SSAES). Crop collections of importance, especially to the Southern Region, have been supported since 1949 through this joint partnership designated as Multistate Research Project S-009. The PGRCU is also a component of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS). PGRCU facilities are located on the Griffin Campus of the University of Georgia (UGA), College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). Seed regenerations are also conducted on land located at the ARS Fruit and Nut Research Unit, Byron, Georgia.
Tech Transfer Offices - Our Technology Transfer staff help move technologies resulting from our scientific research to the marketplace. Here you will find a list of staff members that can help you with your partnering needs.
Technologies By Subject - Contains a sorted subject list of ARS technologies that are available for further licensing or further cooperative research development.
Licensing Information - You will find information on licensing regulations, how to apply for a license to federally-owned inventions, a generic license application (pdf format) and instructions.
Agreements - This site contains links to descriptions of the various types of partnering agreements that link government and industry researchers.
Legislative Affairs - The ARS Legislative Affairs Office (LAO) coordinates the agency's legislative program, serves as the focal point for the exchange of information with the Congress, advises on the implementation of congressional directives, and provides the ARS leadership with information on congressional activities and legislation of interest or affecting the agency.