Welcome to the USDA-ARS St. Paul Location
Vance, Carroll P
Research Leader Plant Science Research Unit
U OF MN, 411 BORLAUG HALL
1991 UPPER BUFORD CIRCLE
St. Paul MN 55108
Directions to the St. Paul location
The St. Paul, MN, Location comprises three Units: Cereal Disease Laboratory (CDL), Plant Science Research (PSR), and Soil & Water Management Research (SWMR). The research mission of the CDL is is to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barley to major diseases including leaf rust, stem rust, and Fusarium head blight and develop basic knowledge of the epidemiology, genetics, physiology, and molecular biology of cereal-rust interactions that will lead to control of these diseases. The mission of the PSR is to develop new knowledge that expands our understanding of the fundamental processes controlling increased production, improved quality, and enhanced use of alfalfa, oat, and wheat and to utilize this knowledge to develop germplasm and crop management schemes that lead to increased farm profitability and sustainability of the nation's resource base. The mission of the SWMR is to understand fundamental soil properties & processes affected by conservation tillage & develop process-oriented models of these properties & processes applicable to a broad spectrum of agricultural problems including groundwater quality. These understandings & models are applicable whenever soil is managed by tillage to prevent groundwater contamination.
USDA OPERATING STATUS
All USDA-ARS facilities at the University of Minnesota campus, St. Paul, MN are currently in normal operating status.
In the event there are hazardous weather conditions, please refer to the St.Paul Location Hazardous Weather Plan and call 651-649-5046 for additional information.
The St. Paul Location will be considered closed due to hazardous weather/emergency if the University of Minnesota closes or the Location Coordinator decides hazardous weather or emergency conditions exist. An announcement will be made on the Administrative Office phone number (651-649-5046) by 7:00 a.m.
St. Paul Location Hazardous Weather Plan (updated 12/5/12)
Emergency Preparedness at the University of Minnesota