Food & Health
Pulses have rapidly gained importance in the United States over the past decade. Expansion of pulses acreage, especially dry peas, their increased frequency in crop rotations, combined with a series of cool-wet growing seasons in many areas of United States and other countries across the globe has resulted in numerous reports of root, seedling, and foliar diseases in grower fields. Pulses are, however, valued for their nitrogen fixing ability and play a key role in crop rotation.
The NPGA funds ongoing research aimed at finding better varieties and improving production practices. This continued investment over the long-term results in improved quality and production. Research funds are also directed at combating weeds,disease and insects which can cause severe economic hardships to producers across the region.
In this section you will find information and publications on current research being conducted for the betterment of the pulse industry.
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1. Pulse Diseases
2. Breeding & Genetics
4. Weed Control
Pulse Diseases Contact
NDSU Plant Pathology, Fargo - Julie Pasche
NDSU Extension Plant Pathology, CREC - Michael Wunsch
MSU Plant Pathology Specialist, Bozeman - Mary Burrows
Breeding & Genetics Contact
NDSU Pulse Breeder, Kevin McPhee
NDSU Asst. Pulse Breeder, Tom Stefaniak
NDSU NCREC, Minot - Eric Eriksmoen
NDSU CREC, Carrington - Blaine.Schatz
MSU Havre - Peggy Lamb
Weed Control Contact
NDSU Weed Scientist - Brain Jenks
MSU Agricultureal Specialist - Edward Davis
NDSU Plant Pathology - Janet Knodel
MSU - Kevin Wanner
NDSU Animal Scientist - Uchenna Anele
NDSU Research Specialist - Chandra Engel
Breeding & Genetics
NPGA Funded Research
NPGA Convention Presentations
MT Pulse Day Presentations
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