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Karen A Cichy

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Karen Cichy leads the USDA-ARS Food Legume Quality Genetics Lab. She holds a BS degree in Horticulture from Penn State University and MS and PhD degrees in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Michigan State University. The goal of this program is to increase market demand for beans and pulses and increase consumption by improving end-use and nutritional quality traits through plant breeding.

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Program Goal

To increase market demand for beans and pulses and increase consumption by

improving end-use and nutritional quality traits through plant breeding.

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Genetic Improvement Focus Areas

Cooking time & canning quality

Nutrition

Flavor

Use as a flour

 

Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - August 19, 2020

How Ugandan Breeders Are Using Genomic Selection to Boost Health and Satisfy Consumers

Breeding Fast Cooking Beans as a Healthy Food Option

Dr. Cichy's Publication List on Google Scholar