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WIU Alternative Crops Research Program
Directed by Winthrop B. Phippen, PhD

Mission

The Alternative Crops Research Program at Western Illinois University was established in August 2000 to investigate new crops for the Midwest and help revitalize the local economies. The goal of the program is to provide alternative crops that can fit into the corn and soybean rotations already in place to assist with pest problems and to increase crop diversity. Initial studies will evaluate the available germplasm for desired characteristics and develop production guidelines for the Midwest region. Long-term studies will focus on improving yields and adapting crops to the current corn and soybean rotations.

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Contact Information

Winthrop Phippen, Professor
Office: Knoblauch Hall 304A
Phone: (309) 298-1251
Email: WB-Phippen@wiu.edu

Mary Phippen, Research Chemist
Office: Knoblauch Hall 304
Phone: (309) 298-1251
Email: ME-Phippen@wiu.edu

 

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