ook for ways to use agricultural products for fuels.
Study plants in order to help producers of food, animal feed, and fiber crops to feed a growing population and conserve natural resources.
Help increase productivity.
Study ways to improve the nutritional value of crops and the quality of seed, through biotechnology.
Study the breeding, physiology, and management of crops and use genetic engineering to develop crops that are resistant to pests and to drought.
Develop new technologies to control or eliminate pests and prevent their spread in ways appropriate to the specific environment.