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Research Projects Subjects of Investigation at this Location

Each ARS research project has related subjects of investigation.  Listed below are the subjects of investigation currently conducted at this location.

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Subjects of Investigation
Animal research, general
Beans (dry)
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Bees, honey, and other pollinators, general
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Dairy cattle, live animal
Durum wheat
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Honey bees
Leguminous vegetables, other
Meat, sheep
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Peas (dry)
Sugar beet
Swine, general/other
Turkey, live animal
Vegetables, general/other
Wheat, other
Research Projects within Sunflower
item Agronomic and Molecular Responses of Maize and Sunflower to Competition with Cover Crops and Alfalfa
item Application of Sensors and Image Analysis to Improve Phenotyping Throughput of Sunflower Germplasm
item Biology of Weed-Crop Interactions to Improve Weed Management Strategies in Northern Agro-ecosystems
item Developing Bioinformatic Pipelines and Models for Genomics-assisted Breeding
item Developing Knowledge and Tools to Optimize Sunflower Breeding for Sclerotinia Resistance and Improved Microbiome-Related Traits
item Establishing Alfalfa in Intercropping with Sunflower and Sorghum to Improve Alfalfa Yield and Profitability
item Evaluating Rotational Cropping Systems and their Impact on Soil Microbiota, Crop Yield and Ecosystem Benefits in Northern Agro-Ecosystems
item Evaluation of Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance in Experimental Sunflower Germplasm Lines and Mapping Populations
item Extending the USDA Sunflower Breeding Program to Address Producer Outcomes.
item Genetic Marker Development for Hull Hardness and Oil Content in Sunflower
item Improvement of Sclerotinia Disease Resistance and Management
item Insect Responses to Intraspecific Floral Trait Variation in Asteraceae
item Integrated Pest Management of Sunflower Insects
item Investigating Inter- and Intra-specific Interference in Sunflower
item Management and Distribution of Seed of Released ARS Sunflower Germplasm
item Mapping Basal Stalk Rot Resistance and Oxalic Acid Tolerance Traits in Two Sunflower Recombinant Inbred Line Populations
item Next Generation Sequencing of the USDA Sunflower Breeding Program and Identification of Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Resistance Genes
item NSI: Identifying Genetic Determinants of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Aggressiveness Across Crop Species
item NSI: White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
item NSI: White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions and Fine Mapping in Common Bean - ND State University
item Perennial Crops for Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Plains
item Predictive Crop Performance Research Initiative
item QTL Mapping of Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance and Pyramiding of Basal Stock Rot QTL in Sunflower
item Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Responses to Conspecific and Host Volatiles
item Role of WRKY Transcription Factors in Quantitative Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
item Sunflower Pollinator Foraging on Non-Helianthus Plants
item Sunflower Yield, Crop Quality, and Interactions with Biotic and Abiotic Stressors
item Understanding Freezing Tolerance and Other Agronomically Important Traits in Canola
item Understanding How Sunflower Soil Microbiome Impacts Resistance to Sclerotinia Stalk Rot
item Winter Nursery and Seed Production for Rapid Germplasm Enhancement
item Winter Nursery and Seed Production for Rapid Germplasm Enhancement