Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

You are here: Mid South Area Home / Stoneville, Mississippi / Crop Genetics Research
Photo Carousel Links
Young, Lawrence D
Research Leader
lawrence.young@ars.usda.gov
(662) 686-5241
CROP GENETICS RESEARCH UNIT
P. O. BOX 345
Stoneville MS 38776

Mission:
The mission of the Crop Genetics Research Unit is to (1) develop knowledge of the biology of cotton and soybean plants including their genetic, physiological, and pest resistance interactions with the environment; (2) discover heritable plant characteristics that confer resistance or tolerance to adverse environmental pressures, pests and diseases and improve quality; (3) coordinate the National Cotton Variety Tests and the Uniform Soybean Tests for the southern U.S.; (4) maintain and evaluate a soybean germplasm collection; (5) release improved germplasm, and use this knowledge and new germplasm to enhance production and improve the environment.

Crop Genetics at a glance :
Unit Brochure
National Cotton Variety Test
Uniform Soybean Test - Southern States
Research Staff:
        Arelli, Prakash (Jackson, TN)
        Bechere, Efrem
        Bellaloui, Nacer
        Erpelding, John
        Fang, David D. (Research Leader)
        Gillen, Anne
        Li, Shuxian
        Mengistu, Alemu (Jackson, TN)
        Meredith, Jr., William R. "Bill"
        Ray, Jeff
        Scheffler, Jodi
        Stetina, Salliana "Sally"
        Smith, James "Rusty"
        Turley, Rickie
        Young, Lawrence D.
        Zeng, Linghe 
Research Areas & Locations Content | Click to go Back to Top