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.
2018 Research Review - February 20 & 21, the Northern Pulse Growers Association and USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council held a joint research review in Bozeman, Montana. Researchers from across the country & Canada presented proposals to industry research committee members. The joint event gave research committee members the opportunity to hear all proposals at one time. Seventy proposals totaling more than $2,379,970 were ranked according to industry priorities.
Representing the NPGA at the research review were Chris Westergard, NPGA President; Richard Mickelson, NDDPLC Chairman/NPGA Research Committee; Ryan Brooks, NPGA Research Committee Chair; Dale Tarum, NPGA Research Committee Member Matt McCabe, NPGA Board/Research Committee and Kevin Haas, NPGA Board/Research Committee. The NPGA research committee met on Thursday afternoon to approve funding decisions for projects submitted directly to NPGA. Twenty-two proposals totaling more than $550,000 were received by the NPGA for 2018. Research monies are provided by the ND Dry Pea & Lentil Council through producer check off collections.
Below is the list of projects funded for the 2018 crop season:
2018 NPGA Funded Research
2017 NPGA Funded Research
2016 NPGA Funded Research
NPGA RFP Required Forms & Format