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The Land Institute & USDA “uafR” Computer Package

Our team of science collaborators has developed a new R package, “uafR,” that automates the process of identifying chemicals from gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) data.

Researchers can use this package to identify large chemistry datasets in hours rather than weeks or months, as was previously required. This software will help researchers quickly measure and identify natural chemical compounds in diverse perennial grain plants that could be used in organic pest management, thus allowing them to deploy natural plant chemistry tactics to manage pests that limit perennial grain crop growth and agricultural production.

The developers of the package explain how it came to be and what it does.

To download the uafR package and learn more about its functions, please visit:

*Note: This package does not run on Linux systems.

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