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Lentils in the Palouse

Growers recognize the importance of foreign and domestic sales promotion and research as necessary elements of their overall operations. New markets must be created for the expanding industry. Palouse growers have united with processors and exporters into a single organization, the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Industry. The industry comprises the Washington and Idaho State Dry Pea and Lentil Commissions, which administer project funding, and the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council. The USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council consists of a processor/exporter division, which promotes domestic and foreign marketing, and a grower division, which engages in industry lobbying. The USA Dry Pea and Lentil Industry employs a professional staff to administer their programs.

Contact
Mr. T.D. McGreevy, President and CEO
USA Dry Pea and Lentil Industry
Stateline Office
5071 Hwy. 8 West
Moscow, ID 83843
Telephone: (509) 882–3023
FAX: (208) 882–6406
TWX: (510) 100–5443 USA DPLC
E-mail: Pulse@pea-lentil.com

Lentils Elsewhere

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a member of the world network of international agricultural research centers. The center has a world mandate for the improvement of lentil and barley crops and the agricultural systems in which they are grown, and a joint mandate for chickpeas with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) located in India.

Contact
Dr. W. Erskine
Leader, Food Legume Improvement Program
ICARDA
P.O. Box 5466
Aleppo, Syria

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural
Research Service

The Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit conducts regional research to understand the genetic properties and develop improved cultivars of edible grain legumes, including lentils.

Contact
Dr. F.J. Muehlbauer
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Washington State University
Crop and Soil Sciences Department
303 Johnson Hall
Pullman, WA 99164–6434

Lentil Experimental News Service (LENS)

LENS newsletter is published at ICARDA in cooperation with the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, with the financial support of the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. LENS is a forum for communicating lentil research results. To subscribe, write

LENS/CODIS/ICARDA
P.O. Box 5466
Aleppo, Syria

News contacts are listed following:

CANADA
Dr. A.E. Slinkard
Chairman and LENS Co-Editor
Crop Development Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N OWO

USA
Dr. F.J. Muehlbauer
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Washington State University
Crop and Soil Sciences Department
Pullman, WA 99164–6434

SYRIA
Dr. W. Erskine
LENS Co-Editor
ICARDA
P.O. Box 5466
Aleppo, Syria

 


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