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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

PGRCU Personnel - Melanie L. Harrison
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Melanie Harrison

Acting Research Leader and Agronomist


1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223


(770) 412-4097




I am the acting research leader and acting curator of the sorghum collection. I am also the curator of the U.S. warm-season grass germplasm collection which includes over 8600 accessions of warm-season grasses. The collection is very diverse and includes over 500 species of warm-season grasses ranging from forage and grain types to ornamental and turf types. My responsibilities include the acquisition, regeneration, phenotypic/genotypic evaluation, and clonal and traditional germplasm maintenance of this valuable material. I also serve as acting coordinator of ARS Unit operations with University of Georgia employees in the S-009 Multistate Regional Project.





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Date Obtained
Ph.D. Horticulture University of Georgia 2003
B.S. Biology University of West Georgia 1993


Last Modified: 1/5/2017
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