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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetic Enhancement of Sunflower Yield and Tolerance to Biotic Stress
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing the Importance of Plant Spacing Heterogeneity (Skips, Doubles, Gaps) on Yield, and Heritability of Seedling Emergence in Field Conditions
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics of Abiotic Stress Resistance in Wild and Cultivated Sunflowers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Bioinformatic Pipelines for Genomics-assisted Breeding using Graphical User Interfaces
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Sunflower Germplasm with Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Flood Tolerance Screening of Sunflower
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Intraspecific Variation and Possible Effects on the Utility of Non-Crop Asteraceae
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
North Dakota Pollinator Health and Pollination Services
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
QTL Mapping of Sclerotinia Basal Stalk Rot Resistance Derived from Sunflower Wild Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Refining Genomic Tools for Sclerotinia Resistance and Agronomic Breeding of Sunflower-towards Dissection of the Resistance Phenotype
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Genomic Selection (GS) to Optimize Prediction of Sclerotinia and Agronomic Phenotypes for More Efficient Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Applying Genomic Tools to Accelerate Breeding for Disease Resistance in Confection Sunflower
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Applying Genomic Tools to Accelerate Breeding for Disease Resistance in Confection Sunflower
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Early Maturing Sunflower for Double Crop Use in the Central Plains
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Mapping of Genetic Factors Affecting the Stability of Oleic Acid in Inbred Lines and Hybrids
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Sclerotinia Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterizing Resistance and Pathogenicity Genes Associated with Infection B. napus by S. sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Environmental Friendly Fungicides for Managing White Mold
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Basal Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in Brassica
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Soybean for Resistance to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sunflower Experimental Germplasm to Identify and Characterize Novel Sources of Resistance to Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Virulence Determinants Relevant to Infection of Multiple Host Plants by Association Mapping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Stalk Rot Phenotyping by Evaluation of Environment, Pathogen, and Host Factors for S. Sclerotiorum Infection in Sunflower Disease Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved White Mold Resistance In Dry and Snap Beans Through Multi-site Screening and Pathogen Characterization Throughout Major Production Areas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in Spring Canola
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms of Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Consequences for Seed Yield in Arabidopsis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Targeting Essential Genes in Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum to Achieve Sclerotinia Stem Rot Resistance in Soybean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions, and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions, and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Novel Weed Management Solutions: Understanding Weed-Crop Interactions in Northern Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying Loci and Markers Associated with a Simple Dominant Freezing Tolerant Trait in Camelina
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Ecosystem Services Provided by Camelina Sativa as a Cover Crop for Northern Climates
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fine Mapping and Developing Closely Linked Molecular Markers Associated with a Heterotic Gene for Breeding Higher Yielding Canola Lines
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Freezing Tolerance in Winter Canola by Reducing Deacclimation Impact on Freeze Survival
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Freezing Tolerance in Winter Canola through a Better Understanding of Deacclimation
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)