June 17, 2004
Northarvest approves 2004-2005 research projects
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association recently allocated $206,324 for the following 2004-2005 dry bean research projects at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota.
1. Dry Bean Improvement For the Northern Plains. Dr. Ken Grafton, Department of Plant Sciences, NDSU.
2. Field Evaluations of Four Dry Bean Populations For White Mold Resistance. Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Department of Plant Pathology, NDSU.
3. Grower Survey of Pest Problems, Pesticide Use and Varieties in 2004. Dr. Carl Bradley, Department of Plant Pathology, NDSU.
4. Effect of Nitrogen Fertilizer and the Liming of Acid Soils On Kidney Bean Root Rot in Minnesota. James Percich, Department of Plant Pathology, U of M.
5. High-Selenium Pinto Beans As A Value-Added Product. John Finley, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA-ARS.
The North Dakota State Board of Agriculture Research and Education (SBARE) provided $20,640 which the Association directed to disease, weed control and fertility studies. The Association also provided $6,800 for the study.