Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Data Center Description
The USDA Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory is responsible for improvement of the quality and marketability of horticultural crops (fresh and dried) produced in the United States, with an emphasis on postharvest issues. A large component of the program focuses on methyl bromide alternatives for stored products and quarantine pests influencing domestic and export markets. Methyl bromide preplant alternatives are also being investigated. Considerable efforts are aimed at the development of new table/raisin grapes and stone fruit cultivars. Major commodities include grapes and raisins, stone fruits, citrus, walnuts and almonds.