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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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McCreight, James D
Research Leader
Jim.McCreight@ars.usda.gov
(831) 755-2864
USDA, ARS
1636 E. ALISAL ST.
Salinas CA 93905

Mission:
The mission of the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit is to improve germplasm of sugarbeet, lettuce, celery, spinach and melon, determine basic biology of viral, fungal and bacterial diseases affecting these crops, develop alternatives to methyl bromide as a soil fumigant for control of soilborne pests in strawberry and vegetables, reduce postharvestlosses of lettuce, develop scientifically based organic crop production practices, develop methods for control of weeds, and improve artichoke production practices including insect and disease control.

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