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Collaborations

The Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center has a long and productive history of collaborative research involving stakeholders.


Current collaborators and projects:

BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASK, LINCOLN, NE
  • Replacing Fallow & Cover Crops with Field Pea and Chickpea in the Semi-arid Northern High Plains: Impacts on Production and Sustainability-Un of NE
  • Improved White Mold Resistance in Dry and Snap Beans through Multi-site Screening and Pathogen Characterization throughout Major Production Areas
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Provo, UT
  • Small Grains Pangenome Assembly and Annotation
  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS, CO
  • Mechanisms of Dry Bean Mediated Anti-Obesogenic Activity
  • Comparative Analysis of Chickpea, Dry Pea, Lentil, and Dry Bean for Human Health Traits
  • Understanding Bruise Related Issues in Potato Tuber During Long-Term Storage
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY
  • Thermal and Nonthermal Processing of Pulse Protein Concentrates: Impact on Functionality and Nutritional Value
  • Supercritical Fluid Extrusion for Improvement of Flavor and Functionality of Pulse Flours and Protein Concentrates
  • DONALD DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO
  • Exploiting Small Cysteine-rich Antifungal Peptides for Management of White Mold Disease in Soybean
  • VIRCA Plus: Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus Iron and Zinc Enhancements
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee
  • Using Pulse Resistant Starch to Ameliorate Aging-Associated Dysbiosis of the Gut-Microbiome-Brain Axis
  • GANSU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
  • Collaborative Research on Winter Hardy Cover Crops (Canola and Rapa) Between USDA-ARS and GAU
  • GOOD VENTURES FOUNDATION, Palo Alto
  • Cryopreservation of Anopheles Mosquitoes
  • ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHICAGO, IL
  • Evaluating Gene Flow of the Red Sunflower Seed Weevil
  • Understanding the Pulse-Gut Relationship and Its Role in Modifying Systemic Inflammation and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLO, AMES, IA
  • National Consumer Survey of Pulse Consumption and Views
  • KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, MANHATTAN, KS
  • Dough Rheology, Baking Performance and Bread Sensory Quality of Pulse-fortified Whole Wheat Flours
  • Sustainable Field Pea Cropping Systems for the Great Plains
  • Developing and Utilizing Functionally Enhanced Pulse Proteins as Novel Food Ingredients
  • LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULT, GATERSLEBEN
  • Oat Pangenome Project Data Sharing Agreement
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Coordination of the International Oat Nursery (ION)
  • LUONNONVARAKESKUS
  • Oat Pangenome Transcriptome and Expression Atlas
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST LANSING, MI
  • Evaluation and Optimization of Genomic Selection for Durable White Mold Resistance in Dry Bean
  • Enhancing Soybean for Resistance to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
  • MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITES, BRAINERD, MN
  • Field Evaluation of Sunflower Basal Stalk Rot, Head Rot and Stem Canker for Genetic Mapping and Germplasm Enhancement
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, INC., Bozeman
  • Understanding Environmental Controls on Pea Protein
  • Building a Better Lentil from the Ground Up
  • Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY,INC, BOZEMAN, MT
  • Increasing Nitrogen Fixation Potential in Pulses for Environmental and Economic Sustainability
  • Gut Microbiota Dependent and Independent Impacts of Dietary Pulses on Pre- and Postprandial Metabolism and Inflammation in Overweight/Obese Humans
  • NATIONAL POTATO PROMOTION BOARD, DENVER, CO
  • National Fry Processing Trials-Part IV
  • NATIONAL SUNFLOWER ASSOCIATION, MANDAN, ND
  • Early Maturing Sunflower for Double Crop Use in the Central Plains
  • Enhancing Rust Resistance in Confection Sunflower Production Through Next-generation Technologies - Year 2
  • Sunflower Nectar Volume: Impact on Pollinator Choice and Genetic Determination
  • Enhancing Rust Resistance in Confection Sunflower Production Through Next-generation Technologies
  • Identification and Mapping of Genetic Factors Affecting the Stability of Oleic Acid in Inbred Lines and Hybrids
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC
  • Pulse-fruit Aggregate Ingredients with Enhanced Taste, Functionality and Health Attributes for Diversified Food Applications
  • NORTH DAKOTA BARLEY COUNCIL, City of West Fargo, ND
  • Localization and Identification of Barley Resistance Genes to Net Form Net Blotch
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fargo, ND
  • Molecular Strategies for Cercospora Leaf Spot Management
  • Rapid Analysis of Bioactive Plant Constituents and Steroid Hormones in Beef Cattle Matrices
  • Barley Pest Research Initiative for Spot Blotch, Bacterial Leaf Streak, Net Blotch, Stem Rust, and Other Barley Pathogens
  • Enhancing the Nutritional and Functional Traits of Dry Bean Through Metabolomics, Genetics, and Breeding
  • New Strategies for Management of Cercospora Leaf Spot and Rhizomania Diseases of Sugarbeet
  • Improving Resistance of Spring Canola to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
  • Elucidating Factors Impacting Skin Set and Periderm Development via Metabolomics and Genomic Analysis
  • Field Evaluation of Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot of Sunflower for Genetic Mapping and Germplasm Development
  • Investigating Deacclimation in Canola
  • Understanding Environmental Controls on Pea Protein
  • Bee Stress Response and Overwintering Physiology
  • QTL Mapping of Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance and Pyramiding of Basal Stock Rot QTL in Sunflower
  • Management and Distribution of Seed of Released ARS Sunflower Germplasm
  • Perennial Crops for Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Plains
  • Characterization of Necrotrophic Effectors in the Parastagonospora Nodorum-Wheat Interaction
  • Genomic Analysis of Septoria Nodorum Blotch Susceptibility Genes in Wheat
  • New Technologies to Study Virus-host Interactions to Identify Strategies for Sugarbeet Viral Disease Management
  • Validation and Characterization of Cultivated Sunflower Lines with Resistance to Sclerotinia Basal Stalk Rot
  • Role of WRKY Transcription Factors in Quantitative Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
  • Improvement of Durum and Bread Wheat for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight, Stem Rust, and Hessian Fly
  • Development of Elite Durum and Hard Red Spring Wheat Germplasm with Scab Resistance
  • Functional Characterization of Pathogen Produced Effectors and Their Host Targets
  • Development of RNA Fungicides for Management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Canola
  • Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Wound-Healing Processes to Improve Postharvest Quality of Potato
  • Impact of Agronomic and Post-harvest Management Practices on Potato Quality
  • Developing Bioinformatic Pipelines for Genomics-assisted Breeding using Graphical User Interfaces
  • Developing the Next Generation of Flavonoid Enhanced Dry Beans
  • Development of Meat Analogues with Germinated Pulse Protein Extracts
  • Mechanisms of Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Consequences for Seed Yield in Arabidopsis
  • Optimizing Nondulation in Chickpea for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation
  • Functional Studies of Candidate Genes Associated with Heterotic Yield Effects (Hybrid Vigor) in Canola
  • Improvement of Barley Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight, Stripe Rust, and Hessian Fly
  • Introgression and Pyramiding of Sclerotinia Stem Rot Disease Resistant Gene(s) into Canola Cultivars
  • Integrated Pest Management of Sunflower Insects
  • Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
  • Stress Physiology and Oxidative Stress of Insect Pollinators
  • Effect of Cercospora Leaf Spot on Sugarbeet Root Storage
  • Hymenopteran Stress Physiology
  • White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean - ND State University
  • A Resistance and Susceptibility Gene Cluster in Barley is Targeted by Diverse Pyrenophora teres f. teres Effectors
  • Effects of Stress on Insect Pollinators and Pests
  • Refining Molecular Mechanisms that Control Potato Meristem Dormancy and Tuber Sprouting via Omics
  • Agronomic and Molecular Responses of Maize and Sunflower to Competition with Cover Crops and Alfalfa
  • Identifying Loci and Markers Associated with a Simple Dominant Freezing Tolerant Trait in Camelina
  • Genomic Analysis of Yield and End-use Quality Traits in Hexaploid Oats
  • Assessing the Importance of Plant Spacing Heterogeneity (Skips, Doubles, Gaps) on Yield, and Heritability of Seedling Emergence in Field Conditions
  • Effects of Hemp Seed Meal on Physiologic, Nutritional, and Residue Chemistry Endpoints in Feedlot Cattle
  • Investigation of the Genetics of Disease Resistance in Spring and Durum Wheat
  • Identification and Introgression of Resistance to Cercospora Leaf Spot and Root Maggot for Sugarbeet Improvement
  • NORTHERN CANOLA GROWERS ASSOCIATION, BISMARCK, ND
  • Increasing Freezing Tolerance in Winter Canola through a Better Understanding of Deacclimation
  • Functional Studies of Candidate Genes Associated with Heterotic Yield Effects (Hybrid Vigor) in Canola
  • NORTHERN PLAINS POTATO GROWERS ASSOC. (NPPGA), EAST GRAND FORKS, MN
  • Evaluating Bruising in Storage among Fresh-market and Processing Varieties
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, STILLWATER, OK
  • Pulse Consumption Improves Gut Health, Metabolic Outcomes, and Bone Biomarkers of Post Menopausal Women
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, CORVALLIS, OR
  • Utilizing Essential Oils to Control Tuber Sprout Growth and Refining Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Meristem Dormancy in Potato
  • White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
  • Pulse Resistant Starch: Interplay Between Processing the Microbiome and Health
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE, Boulder, CO
  • Genetic Marker Development for Hull Hardness and Oil Content in Sunflower
  • Developing Knowledge and Tools to Optimize Sunflower Breeding for Sclerotinia Resistance and Improved Microbiome-Related Traits
  • Understanding How Sunflower Soil Microbiome Impacts Resistance to Sclerotinia Stalk Rot
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOSCOW, ID
  • Optimizing Pulse Protein Functionality
  • Utilizing Essential Oils to Control Tuber Sprout Growth – Evaluating Methods to Scale-up for Industrial Applications
  • Field Experiments to Incorporate Pulse Crops in Cropping Systems and Assess Soil Health and Plant Water Use Efficiency
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • Development of Image Analysis Tools to Quantify Storage Quality Traits
  • Characterizing and Bioengineering Soybean Phenylpropanoid Pathway Genes for Resistance Against Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum
  • Flavor, Nutrition and Functional Properties of Pea Protein
  • RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY, Amherst, NY
  • Protective Effects of Dietary Pulse Flours on the Transgenerational Influence of Maternal Obesity
  • Effects of Pulse Consumption on Maternal and Child Health
  • SOCIEDAD EXPORTADORA GRANEROS WINTER NURSERY
  • Winter Nursery and Seed Production for Rapid Germplasm Enhancement
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, BROOKINGS, SD
  • Investigating Inter- and Intra-specific Interference in Sunflower
  • Impact of Storage on Functionality and Nutritional and Phytochemical Compositions of Pea, Lentil, and Chickpea
  • Using Native Rhizobia to Improve Salt-Tolerance in Field Pea
  • TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE RESEARCH, College Station, TX
  • Improved Short Season Cowpeas and Development of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and Other Phenotyping Tools to Advance Pulse Breeding
  • Improving Pulse Protein Properties for Expanded Functionality Using Naturally Derived Polymeric Polyphenols
  • THE NORTH DAKOTA CORN UTILIZATION COUNCIL, Fargo
  • First Steps to Creating Weed Tolerant Corn
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM, FAYETTEVILLE, AR
  • Sustainability and Health Impact Assessment of U.S. Pulses
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DAVIS, CA
  • Developing Chickpea Cultivars with Radically Improved Nitrogen Fixation Rates
  • Quantifying, Predicting, and Parallelizing the Examination of Post-digestive Properties of Common Beans
  • Effects of Extraction Methods on Lentil and Dry Beans Extract Composition and Structural Modification
  • Tailoring Processing Strategies to Produce the New Generation of Chickpea Proteins and Prebiotic Oligosaccharides
  • Chickpea Genetic Improvement for Drought and Heat Stress Resilient Grain Yield
  • Coordinated Agricultural Project (WheatCAP): Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL
  • Enhancing Basal Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in Brassica
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA, IL
  • Optimization in the Production of Protein Hydrolysates from Chickpea as Novel Functional Food Ingredients in the Prevention of Type-2 Diabetes
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM, Columbia, MO
  • Human Pulse Consumption, the Microbiome, and Meal Satiety
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM, MADISON, WI
  • Targeting Essential Genes in Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum to Achieve Sclerotinia Stem Rot Resistance in Soybean
  • Develop Efficient, Genotype-independent, Gene-editing Systems for Common Bean and Chickpea
  • Development of Efficient, Genotype-Independent Gene-Editing Systems for Common Bean and Chickpea
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, LARAMIE, WY
  • Screening of Field Pea Accessions for Combined and Superior Drought-tolerance and Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation in Semi Arid Climates
  • Replacing Fallow & Cover Crops with Field Pea and Chickpea in the Semi-arid Northern High Plains: Impacts on Production and Sustainability-Un of WY
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, WA
  • Effects of Roasting Parameters on the Functional and Organoleptic Properties of Lentil Flours
  • ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
  • Understanding Cold-induced Developmental Changes in Agricultural and Horticultural Crops