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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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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Developing Accurate and Efficient Laboratory Methods for Testing End-use Qualities of Pulse Crops, Identify Factors Associated with End-use Quality, and Develop Processes to Add Value to Pulses
(In-House Appropriated)
Pulse Crop Health Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Analysis of Chickpea, Dry Pea, Lentil, and Dry Bean for Human Health Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing and Utilizing Functionally Enhanced Pulse Proteins as Novel Food Ingredients
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing the Next Generation of Flavonoid Enhanced Dry Beans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Efficient, Genotype-Independent Gene-Editing Systems for Common Bean and Chickpea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Meat Analogues with Germinated Pulse Protein Extracts
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dough Rheology, Baking Performance and Bread Sensory Quality of Pulse-fortified Whole Wheat Flours
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Extraction Methods on Lentil and Dry Beans Extract Composition and Structural Modification
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Roasting Parameters on the Functional and Organoleptic Properties of Lentil Flours
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing the Nutritional and Functional Traits of Dry Bean Through Metabolomics, Genetics, and Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Experiments to Incoporate Pulse Crops in Cropping Systems and Assess Soil Health and Plant Water Use Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Flavor, Nutrition and Functional Properties of Pea Protein
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Gut Microbiota Dependent and Independent Impacts of Dietary Pulses on Pre- and Postprandial Metabolism and Inflammation in Overweight/Obese Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Storage on Functionality and Nutritional and Phytochemical Compositions of Pea, Lentil, and Chickpea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Short Season Cowpeas and Development of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and Other Phenotyping Tools to Advance Pulse Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Pulse Protein Properties for Expanded Functionality Using Naturally Derived Polymeric Polyphenols
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Nitrogen Fixation Potential in Pulses for Environmental and Economic Sustainability
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms of Dry Bean Mediated Anti-Obesogenic Activity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
National Consumer Survey of Pulse Consumption and Views
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimization in the Production of Protein Hydrolysates from Chickpea as Novel Functional Food Ingredients in the Prevention of Type-2 Diabetes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Nondulation in Chickpea for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Pulse Protein Functionality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Protective Effects of Dietary Pulse Flours on the Transgenerational Influence of Maternal Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pulse Consupmtion Improves Gut Health, Metabolic Outcomes, and Bone Biomarkers of Post Menopausal Women
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pulse Resistant Starch: Interplay Between Processing the Microbiome and Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainability and Health Impact Assessment of U.S. Pulses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Field Pea Cropping Systems for the Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tailoring Processing Strategies to Produce the New Generation of Chickpea Proteins and Prebiotic Oligosaccharides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Thermal and Nonthermal Processing of Pulse Protein Concentrates: Impact on Funtionality and Nutritional Value
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding the Pulse-Gut Relationship and Its Role in Modifying Systemic Inflammation and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Native Rhizobia to Improve Salt-Tolerance in Field Pea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Developing Accurate and Efficient Laboratory Methods for Testing End-use Qualities of Pulse Crops, Identify Factors Associated with End-use Quality, and Develop Processes to Add Value to Pulses
(In-House Appropriated)
Increasing Sugar Beet Productivity and Sustainability through Genetic and Physiological Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Pulse Crop Health Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Soil Health and Nitrogen Economy in Lentil and Pea Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Analysis of Chickpea, Dry Pea, Lentil, and Dry Bean for Human Health Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing and Utilizing Functionally Enhanced Pulse Proteins as Novel Food Ingredients
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing the Next Generation of Flavonoid Enhanced Dry Beans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Efficient, Genotype-Independent Gene-Editing Systems for Common Bean and Chickpea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Meat Analogues with Germinated Pulse Protein Extracts
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dough Rheology, Baking Performance and Bread Sensory Quality of Pulse-fortified Whole Wheat Flours
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Cercospora Leaf Spot on Sugarbeet Root Storage
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Extraction Methods on Lentil and Dry Beans Extract Composition and Structural Modification
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Roasting Parameters on the Functional and Organoleptic Properties of Lentil Flours
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing the Nutritional and Functional Traits of Dry Bean Through Metabolomics, Genetics, and Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Experiments to Incoporate Pulse Crops in Cropping Systems and Assess Soil Health and Plant Water Use Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Flavor, Nutrition and Functional Properties of Pea Protein
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Gut Microbiota Dependent and Independent Impacts of Dietary Pulses on Pre- and Postprandial Metabolism and Inflammation in Overweight/Obese Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Introgression of Resistance to Cercospora Leaf Spot and Root Maggot for Sugarbeet Improvement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Storage on Functionality and Nutritional and Phytochemical Compositions of Pea, Lentil, and Chickpea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Short Season Cowpeas and Development of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and Other Phenotyping Tools to Advance Pulse Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Pulse Protein Properties for Expanded Functionality Using Naturally Derived Polymeric Polyphenols
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Nitrogen Fixation Potential in Pulses for Environmental and Economic Sustainability
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms of Dry Bean Mediated Anti-Obesogenic Activity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
National Consumer Survey of Pulse Consumption and Views
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimization in the Production of Protein Hydrolysates from Chickpea as Novel Functional Food Ingredients in the Prevention of Type-2 Diabetes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Nondulation in Chickpea for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Pulse Protein Functionality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Protective Effects of Dietary Pulse Flours on the Transgenerational Influence of Maternal Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pulse Consupmtion Improves Gut Health, Metabolic Outcomes, and Bone Biomarkers of Post Menopausal Women
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pulse Resistant Starch: Interplay Between Processing the Microbiome and Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainability and Health Impact Assessment of U.S. Pulses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Field Pea Cropping Systems for the Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tailoring Processing Strategies to Produce the New Generation of Chickpea Proteins and Prebiotic Oligosaccharides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Thermal and Nonthermal Processing of Pulse Protein Concentrates: Impact on Funtionality and Nutritional Value
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding the Pulse-Gut Relationship and Its Role in Modifying Systemic Inflammation and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Native Rhizobia to Improve Salt-Tolerance in Field Pea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Increasing Sugar Beet Productivity and Sustainability through Genetic and Physiological Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Effect of Cercospora Leaf Spot on Sugarbeet Root Storage
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Introgression of Resistance to Cercospora Leaf Spot and Root Maggot for Sugarbeet Improvement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Strategies for Cercospora Leaf Spot Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Developing Accurate and Efficient Laboratory Methods for Testing End-use Qualities of Pulse Crops, Identify Factors Associated with End-use Quality, and Develop Processes to Add Value to Pulses
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Potato Nutritional and Market Quality by Identifying and Manipulating Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Tuber Wound-Healing and Sprout Growth
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Image Analysis Tools to Quantify Storage Quality Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dough Rheology, Baking Performance and Bread Sensory Quality of Pulse-fortified Whole Wheat Flours
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidating Factors Impacting Skin Set and Periderm Development via Metabolomics and Genomic Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Refining Molecular Mechanisms that Control Potato Meristem Dormancy and Tuber Sprouting via Omics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Bruise Related Issues in Potato Tuber During Long-Term Storage
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Glycoalkaloid Content, Storage, and Processing Quality of Advanced Breeding Materials
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
National Fry Processing Trials - Part III
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
National Fry Processing Trials-Part IV
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)