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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

PGRCU Personnel - Gary A. Pederson
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Gary Pederson

Supervisory Geneticist and Research Leader


1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223


(770) 228-7254




I serve as the Research Leader for the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit at the Griffin location. I am responsible for all administrative, research, and curation activities of the Unit and location. I also serve as the curator of the annual clover collection (>2,200 accessions) and acting curator of the sorghum collection (>37,500 accessions). My goals are to continue to improve acquisition, maintenance, characterization, evaluation, documentation, and distribution of the U.S. plant genetic resources collections maintained at Griffin. I coordinate ARS Unit operations with University of Georgia employees in the S-009 Multistate Regional Project.



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Date Obtained
Ph.D. Agronomy Penn State University 1982
M.S. Agronomy Penn State University 1979
B.S. Agronomy and Soils (dual majors) University of Minnesota 1977

Last Modified: 8/26/2016
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