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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
  • SSBRI Integrating Cover Crops into High Plain and Intermountain West Sugar Beets for Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
  • Replacing Fallow & Cover Crops with Field Pea and Chickpea in the Semi-arid Northern High Plains: Impacts on Production and Sustainability-Un of NE
  • PCHI - Targeted Messaging Highlighting Human Health and Sustainability Benefits to Promote Pulse Consumption
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, PROVO, UT
  • Sequencing and Assembly of Cereal Wild Relatives’ Genomes
  • Small Grains Pangenome Assembly and Annotation
  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, CLEMSON, SC
  • Integrating Metabolome and Phytohormone Analyses to Investigate Postharvest Physiology of Potato
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
  • PCHI: Impacts of Pulse Consumption on Human Health, Diet Cost, and Environmental Sustainability
  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS, CO
  • SSBRI Disrupting Beet Curly Top Virus Transmission by Targeting Critical Genes in Beet Leafhopper Using Nanoparticle-Mediated RNAi Delivery
  • SSBRI Novel Palmer Amaranth Management Tools Using RNA-targeting with FANA Antisense Oligonucleotides
  • PCHI: Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Type of Pulse Consumed in Human Subjects and Pre-Clinical Models
  • Pulse Quality Characteristics for Product Development That Consider Adverse Effects on Human Health
  • PCHI - Improving Environmental and Economic Sustainability Outcomes Through Incorporation of Pulses into Irrigated and Dryland Crop Rotations
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY
  • PCHI: Supercritical Fluid Extrusion for Improvement of Flavor and Functionality of Pulse Flours and Protein Concentrates
  • Thermal and Nonthermal Processing of Pulse Protein Concentrates: Impact on Functionality and Nutritional Value
  • CROP PHENOMICS LLC, COLLEGE STATION
  • SSBRI Non-destructive Sugar Beet Yield Estimation Using Ground Penetrating Radar for Breeding and Harvest Management
  • DONALD DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER, SAINT LOUIS, MO
  • NSI: Exploiting Small Cysteine-rich Antifungal Peptides for Management of White Mold Disease in Soybean
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE
  • PCHI: Impact of Structural Modification Techniques on Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Protein’s Ability to Modulate Human Gut Microbiota
  • PCHI: Using Pulse Resistant Starch to Ameliorate Aging-Associated Dysbiosis of the Gut-Microbiome-Brain Axis
  • GOOD VENTURES FOUNDATION, Palo Alto
  • Cryopreservation of Anopheles Mosquitoes
  • GRAND FARM RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INITIATIVE,, FARGO
  • Evaluation of Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance in Experimental Sunflower Germplasm Lines and Mapping Populations
  • ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHICAGO, IL
  • 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
  • Using Comparative Genomics to Identify Genes Associated with Sucrose Production in Sugarbeet
  • PCHI – Improving Functional & Nutritional Properties of Pulse Flours by Heat-moisture Treatment & Developing Pasta with Improved Health Benefits
  • Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Responses to Conspecific and Host Volatiles
  • Dough Rheology, Baking Performance and Bread Sensory Quality of Pulse-fortified Whole Wheat Flours
  • Developing and Utilizing Functionally Enhanced Pulse Proteins as Novel Food Ingredients
  • LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULT
  • Oat Pangenome Project Data Sharing Agreement
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURAL CENTE, BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Coordination of the International Oat Nursery (ION)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION, HUNTINGTON
  • Sunflower Pollinator Foraging on Non-Helianthus Plants
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST LANSING, MI
  • NSI: Developing Soybean Varieties with Resistance to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
  • NSI: Improved White Mold Resistance in Dry and Snap Beans Through Multi-site Screening Throughout Major Production Areas
  • PCHI - Leveraging plant-microbe Interactions to Optimize Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation of Dry Bean
  • NSI: Evaluation and Optimization of Genomic Selection for Durable White Mold Resistance in Dry Bean
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, INC., BOZEMAN
  • PCHI:Gut Microbiota Dependent and Independent Impacts of Dietary Pulses on Pre/Postprandial Metabolism and Inflammation in Overweight/Obese Humans
  • PCHI: Understanding Environmental Controls on Pea Protein
  • Building a Better Lentil from the Ground Up
  • PCHI: Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
  • NATIONAL POTATO PROMOTION BOARD, DENVER, CO
  • Evaluation of Postharvest Processing Quality among New Public Potato Clones
  • NATIONAL SUNFLOWER ASSOCIATION, MANDAN, ND
  • Extending the USDA Sunflower Breeding Program to Address Producer Outcomes.
  • NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, WASHINGTON, NE
  • PFAS Fate and Remediation in Agricultural systems: Developing Conservation Assistance for Landowners
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC
  • PCHI - Enzymatic Modification of Pulse Proteins to Improve Technical and Health Functionalities for Diversified Food Applications
  • PCHI: Pulse-fruit Aggregate Ingredients with Enhanced Taste, Functionality and Health Attributes for Diversified Food Applications
  • NORTH DAKOTA BARLEY COUNCIL, City of West Fargo, ND
  • Characterization and Identification of Broad-spectrum Resistance to Spot Form Net Blotch of Barley
  • Characterization and Identification of Barley Resistance Genes to Spot Form Net Blotch
  • Localization and Identification of Barley Resistance Genes to Spot Form Net Blotch
  • NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BISMARCK, ND
  • Mitigating Potato Seed Decay and Associated Economic Losses Using Enhanced Suberization Strategy
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVER, FARGO, ND
  • Effects of Hemp Seed Meal on Physiologic, Nutritional, and Residue Chemistry Endpoints in Feedlot Cattle
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, FARGO, ND
  • Integrated Pest Management of Sunflower Insects
  • Understanding Postharvest Physiology of Potato by Genomics, Phenomics, Bioinformatics
  • Mapping Basal Stalk Rot Resistance and Oxalic Acid Tolerance Traits in Two Sunflower Recombinant Inbred Line Populations
  • New Technologies to Study Virus-host Interactions to Identify Strategies for Sugarbeet Viral Disease Management
  • Quantifying Growth, Development, and Freezing Damage in Brassica Oilseed Crops
  • Understanding Freezing Tolerance and Other Agronomically Important Traits in Canola
  • Genetic Analysis and Improvement of Wheat for Resistance to Foliar Disease
  • SSBRI Intelligence On-farm Sugarbeet Weed Management Solution Based on Edge AI and Unmanned Automation Systems (UAV and UGV)
  • The Regulation of Diapause by Maternal Effects & the Effect of Environmental Stress on Bee Quality
  • Application of Sensors and Image Analysis to Improve Phenotyping Throughput of Sunflower Germplasm
  • Bee Stress Response and Overwintering Physiology
  • New Strategies for Management of Cercospora Leaf Spot and Rhizomania Diseases of Sugarbeet
  • Integrating Advanced Monitoring Techniques to Mitigate Environmental Factors in Storage Systems to Reduce Postharvest Losses
  • Developing Bioinformatic Pipelines and Models for Genomics-assisted Breeding
  • Barley Pest Research Initiative for Spot Blotch, Bacterial Leaf Streak, Net Blotch, Stem Rust, and Other Barley Pathogens
  • Effects of Stress on Insect Pollinators and Pests
  • SSBRI Using Nanotechnology to Enhance Fungicide Efficacy and Duration for Sugarbeet Disease Control
  • Characterization of necrotrophic effectors in the Parastagonospora nodorum-wheat interaction
  • PCHI: Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
  • Optimizing Nondulation in Chickpea for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation
  • Investigating the Role of FLC Genes in Mediating Differences in Freezing Tolerance between Spring and Winter Biotypes of Camelina
  • Improvement of Barley Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight, Stripe Rust, and Hessian Fly
  • Monitoring Potato Plant, Root and Tuber Growth via Non-Destructive Means to Identify Key Factors Impacting Climate Adaptability of Cultivars
  • NSI: Improving Resistance of Spring Canola to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
  • Developing Systems to Expedite Phenotyping of Freezing Damage in Brassica Oilseed Crops
  • Predictive Crop Performance Research Initiative
  • Investigation of the Genetics of Disease Resistance in Spring and Durum Wheat
  • Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Wound-Healing Processes to Improve Postharvest Quality of Potato
  • Understanding of Storage Diseases in Sugarbeet and Assessing the Quality Problems in the Factory Processing
  • PCHI: Optimizing Nodulation in Chickpea for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation - Phase 2
  • PCHI: Improving Extraction Yield, Purity, and Functionality of Proteins from Pulse Grains using Enzyme-Assisted Green Extraction
  • SSBRI Genetic Dissection of Sugarbeet Respiration Rate and Root Firmness to Identify Genes for Reducing Post-harvest
  • PCHI: Understanding Environmental Controls on Pea Protein
  • Overwintering Physiology of Insect Pollinators and Pests
  • SSBRI A Comprehensive Model for Cercospora Leaf Spot Risk Management
  • Role of WRKY Transcription Factors in Quantitative Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
  • Perennial Crops for Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Plains
  • Impact of Agronomic and Post-harvest Management Practices on Potato Quality
  • Genomic Analysis of Septoria Nodorum Blotch Susceptibility Genes in Wheat
  • Insect Responses to Intraspecific Floral Trait Variation in Asteraceae
  • Agronomic and Molecular Responses of Maize and Sunflower to Competition with Cover Crops and Alfalfa
  • Identification and Introgression of Resistance to Cercospora Leaf Spot and Root Maggot for Sugarbeet Improvement
  • 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
  • NSI: Introgression and Pyramiding of Sclerotinia Stem Rot Disease Resistant Gene(s) into Canola Cultivars
  • Refining Molecular Mechanisms that Control Potato Meristem Dormancy and Tuber Sprouting via Omics
  • Characterization of Host-range Defining Factors in Xanthomonas translucens
  • Fusion of Machine Learning and Electromagnetic Sensors for Real-Time Local Decisions in Agriculture
  • Improvement of Durum and Bread Wheat for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight, Stem Rust, and Hessian Fly
  • Developing the Next Generation of Flavonoid Enhanced Dry Beans
  • Evaluating Rotational Cropping Systems and their Impact on Soil Microbiota, Crop Yield and Ecosystem Benefits in Northern Agro-Ecosystems
  • Establishing Alfalfa in Intercropping with Sunflower and Sorghum to Improve Alfalfa Yield and Profitability
  • Genomic Analysis of Yield and End-use Quality Traits in Hexaploid Oats
  • Sugarbeet Harvester
  • Investigating Differences Between Spring and Winter Biotypes of Camelina
  • Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Stress Tolerance in Cereals
  • NSI: White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean - ND State University
  • Characterization of Necrotrophic Effectors in the Parastagonospora Nodorum-Wheat Interaction
  • Functional Characterization of Pathogen Produced Effectors and Their Host Targets
  • NSI: Development of RNA Fungicides for Management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Canola
  • NORTHERN CANOLA GROWERS ASSOCIATION, BISMARCK, ND
  • Improving Freezing Tolerance and Weed Suppression in Canola
  • NORTHERN PLAINS POTATO GROWERS ASSOC. (NPPGA), EAST GRAND FORKS, MN
  • Evaluating Bruising in Storage among Fresh-market and Processing Varieties
  • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, THE, COLUMBUS, OH
  • The Soil Health Nexus: Biochar Use for Improving Soil Health and Limiting PFAS Movement in Soils
  • NSI: Less is More: Removing R-gene Mediated Susceptibility to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Soybean
  • PCHI: Rapid and in situ Screening for Key Quality Traits in Pulse Crops
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, STILLWATER, OK
  • Pulse Consumption Improves Gut Health, Metabolic Outcomes, and Bone Biomarkers of Post Menopausal Women
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, CORVALLIS, OR
  • NSI: White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
  • Integration of Advanced Technologies for Documenting the Impact of Climate-Induced Stress on Whole Potato Plant Growth and Development
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE, BOULDER, CO
  • Understanding How Sunflower Soil Microbiome Impacts Resistance to Sclerotinia Stalk Rot
  • Next Generation Sequencing of the USDA Sunflower Breeding Program and Identification of Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Resistance Genes
  • Developing Knowledge and Tools to Optimize Sunflower Breeding for Sclerotinia Resistance and Improved Microbiome-Related Traits
  • Genetic Marker Development for Hull Hardness and Oil Content in Sunflower
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOSCOW, ID
  • Utilizing Essential Oils to Control Tuber Sprout Growth – Evaluating Methods to Scale-up for Industrial Applications
  • Understanding Pressure Bruise Susceptibility of Russet Potato Cultivars Using X-ray Ct and Cell Wall Analyses
  • PCHI - Enhancing Winter Pea Production in the Annually Cropped, Rainfed Region of the Inland Pacific Northwest
  • Field Experiments to Incorporate Pulse Crops in Cropping Systems and Assess Soil Health and Plant Water Use Efficiency
  • PCHI: Field Experiments to Incorporate Pulse Crops in Cropping Systems and Assess Soil Health and Plant Water Use Efficiency - Phase 2
  • PCHI - Minimizing Water and Nutrient Footprint for Sustainable Pulses-wheat Cropping Systems and Enhanced Soil Health
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • Centralized Genomic Selection Resources in Spring Wheat
  • PCHI: Enhancing Pea Protein Functionality through Glycation Following a Novel and Efficient Upcycling Approach
  • NSI: Characterizing and Bioengineering Soybean Phenylpropanoid Pathway Genes for Resistance Against Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum
  • Impact of Crop Growth Environment and Postharvest Storage Conditions on Physiological Age of Seed Tubers and Their Yield Performance
  • NSI: Identifying Genetic Determinants of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Aggressiveness Across Crop Species
  • REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • SSBRI Molecular Evolution of Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus and Rhizomania Disease Epidemiology Compromising the Host Resistance in Sugar Beet
  • RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY, AMHERST, NY
  • Protective Effects of Dietary Pulse Flours on the Transgenerational Influence of Maternal Obesity
  • PCHI: Protective Mechanisms of Pulse Consumption in the Development of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Mothers and Offspring Across Life Stages
  • PCHI: Effects of Pulse Consumption on Maternal and Child Health
  • SOCIEDAD EXPORTADORA GRANEROS WINTER NURSERY
  • Winter Nursery and Seed Production for Rapid Germplasm Enhancement
  • 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
  • PCHI - Effect of a Pulse-based USDA-diet on Gut Microbial Metabolites and Biomarkers of Healthspan: A Crossover Feeding Study in Older Adults
  • Using Native Rhizobia to Improve Salt-Tolerance in Field Pea
  • TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE RESEARCH, COLLEGE STATION, TX
  • Improving Pulse Protein Properties for Expanded Functionality Using Naturally Derived Polymeric Polyphenols
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, LUBBOCK, TX
  • PCHI: Maternal Supplementation of Pea Fiber to Protect Against Obesity and Hypertension in Offspring
  • THE NORTH DAKOTA CORN UTILIZATION COUNCIL, Fargo
  • First Steps to Creating Weed Tolerant Corn
  • THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
  • PCHI: Pulse Resistant Starch: Interplay Between Processing the Microbiome and Health
  • PCHI: Controlling Pulse Fermentation to Improve Gut Microbiome Health
  • PCHI: Re-structuring Pulse Proteins into Valuable Fibrils via Biocatalysis
  • THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERS, STONY BROOK, NY
  • PCHI - Pea Protein Consumption to Promote Gut Health in Humans
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DAVIS, CA
  • PCHI – Isolating and Characterizing Protein Fractions from Black Beans and Lentils for use as Novel Oil Structuring Agents
  • Leveraging high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping technologies to accelerate wheat improvement
  • PCHI: Quantifying, Predicting, and Parallelizing the Examination of Post-digestive Properties of Common Beans
  • PCHI: Developing Chickpea Cultivars with Radically Improved Nitrogen Fixation Rates
  • PCHI: Chickpea Genetic Improvement for Drought and Heat Stress Resilient Grain Yield
  • PCHI: Effects of Extraction Methods on Lentil and Dry Beans Extract Composition and Structural Modification
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, STORRS, CT
  • NSI: Genetic Variability Associated with the Traits of Fungicide Resistance and Pathogenicity in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL
  • NSI: Manipulating Endogenous Host Pathways to Enhance White Mold resistance in Brassicaceae
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA, IL
  • PCHI: Processing Effects on the Composition of Pulses (Beans/Peas/Chickpea/Lentils) and Resulting Benefits in the Prevention of Type-2 Diabetes
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM, COLUMBIA, MO
  • PCHI: Human Pulse Consumption, the Microbiome, and Meal Satiety
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM, MADISON, WI
  • NSI: Enhanced Sclerotinia Stem Rot Resistance in Soybean through the Manipulation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Virulence Determinants
  • PCHI: Develop Efficient, Genotype-independent, Gene-editing Systems for Common Bean and Chickpea
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, LARAMIE, WY
  • PCHI: 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
  • SSBRI Improving sugar beet production through greater understanding of light-mediated crop-weed interactions
  • USDA, FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, WASHINGTON, DC
  • 2023-2024 USDA Survey of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Beef, Pork, and Siluriformes
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, WA
  • Effects of Roasting Parameters on the Functional and Organoleptic Properties of Lentil Flours
  • NSI: Systems View of Pathogenesis and Host Defense Response at Specific Infection Stages of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
  • ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
  • Understanding Cold-induced Developmental Changes in Agricultural and Horticultural Crops