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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)
Sunflower Yield, Crop Quality, and Interactions with Biotic and Abiotic Stressors
(In-House Appropriated)
Winter Nursery and Seed Production for Rapid Germplasm Enhancement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Winter Nursery and Seed Production for Rapid Germplasm Enhancement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Importance of Plant Spacing Heterogeneity (Skips, Doubles, Gaps) on Yield, and Heritability of Seedling Emergence in Field Conditions
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Perennial Crops for Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Plains
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Application of Sensors and Image Analysis to Improve Phenotyping Throughput of Sunflower Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Bioinformatic Pipelines and Models for Genomics-assisted Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Knowledge and Tools to Optimize Sunflower Breeding for Sclerotinia Resistance and Improved Microbiome-Related Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Marker Development for Hull Hardness and Oil Content in Sunflower
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Insect Responses to Intraspecific Floral Trait Variation in Asteraceae
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Pest Management of Sunflower Insects
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Next Generation Sequencing of the USDA Sunflower Breeding Program and Identification of Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Resistance Genes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Predictive Crop Performance Research Initiative
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
QTL Mapping of Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance and Pyramiding of Basal Stock Rot QTL in Sunflower
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Responses to Conspecific and Host Volatiles
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sunflower Pollinator Foraging on Non-Helianthus Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding How Sunflower Soil Microbiome Impacts Resistance to Sclerotinia Stalk Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Extending the USDA Sunflower Breeding Program to Address Producer Outcomes.
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Improvement of Sclerotinia Disease Resistance and Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Building a Better Lentil from the Ground Up
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance in Experimental Sunflower Germplasm Lines and Mapping Populations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping Basal Stalk Rot Resistance and Oxalic Acid Tolerance Traits in Two Sunflower Recombinant Inbred Line Populations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Characterizing and Bioengineering Soybean Phenylpropanoid Pathway Genes for Resistance Against Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Developing Soybean Varieties with Resistance to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Development of RNA Fungicides for Management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Canola
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Enhanced Sclerotinia Stem Rot Resistance in Soybean through the Manipulation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Virulence Determinants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Evaluation and Optimization of Genomic Selection for Durable White Mold Resistance in Dry Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Exploiting Small Cysteine-rich Antifungal Peptides for Management of White Mold Disease in Soybean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Genetic Variability Associated with the Traits of Fungicide Resistance and Pathogenicity in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Identifying Genetic Determinants of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Aggressiveness Across Crop Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Improved White Mold Resistance in Dry and Snap Beans Through Multi-site Screening Throughout Major Production Areas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Improving Resistance of Spring Canola to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Introgression and Pyramiding of Sclerotinia Stem Rot Disease Resistant Gene(s) into Canola Cultivars
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Less is More: Removing R-gene Mediated Susceptibility to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Soybean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Manipulating Endogenous Host Pathways to Enhance White Mold resistance in Brassicaceae
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: Systems View of Pathogenesis and Host Defense Response at Specific Infection Stages of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NSI: White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean - ND State University
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Role of WRKY Transcription Factors in Quantitative Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Management and Distribution of Seed of Released ARS Sunflower Germplasm
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)