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Kemp, William P
Agricultural Administrator
William.Kemp@ars.usda.gov
(701) 239-1371
USDA-ARS-PA, RED RIVER VALLEY AGRIC. RES. CENTER
1605 ALBRECHT BLVD. NORTH (MAILING ADDRESS)
Fargo ND 58102-2765

Mission:
The Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center coordinates the research of six research units in three laboratories at Fargo, ND; the Biosciences Research Laboratory, the Northern Crop Science Laboratory and the Hard Spring and Durum Wheat Quality Laboratory. The overall mission of the Center is to develop fundamental knowledge and new scientific principles to: (1) reduce the impact of foreign chemicals in animals used for food; (2) develop new strategies for control of perennial weeds; (3) develop new genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches for control and management ofpest and beneficial insects; (4) develop improved germplasm and genetic stocks for wheat, barley and oat and develop improved quality tests for these cereal grains; (5) develop sugarbeet genotypes with native resistanceto diseases and the sugarbeet root maggot for the seed industry; (6) develop sunflower breeding lines with improved resistance to diseases and insects, greater yield potential, and better quality; (7) reduce the post-harvest storage loss and improve nutritional quality of potatoes.

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