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Northarvest allocates $219,725 for research
June 21, 2005

SBARE funds root rot study

The North Dakota State Board of Agriculture Research and Education (SBARE) also awarded $14,599 for dry bean research. The money comes from unrefunded gas tax collections.

Working with the North Dakota Dry Bean Council and the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, the SBARE applied the $14,599 to Dr. Carl Bradley's study, Evaluation of Dry Bean Cultivars For Resistance To Fusarium Root Rot Under Field and Controlled Conditions.

Northarvest allocates $219,725 for research.

The projects are:

* Dry Bean Improvement For the Northern Plains. Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Grafton, Department of Plant Scientists, NDSU. Funding amount: $127,500.

* Field Evaluations of Dry Bean Populations For White Mold Existence. Principal Investigator: Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Department of Plant Pathology, NDSU. $10,500.

* Evaluating of Dry Bean Cultivators For Resistance To Fusarium Root Rot Under Field and Controlled Conditions. Principal Investigator:  Dr. Carl Bradley, Department of Plant Pathology, NDSU. Funding amount: $11,901.

* Evaluating Nitrogen  Fertilizer Rates on Kidney Bean Yields and Surveying Diseases of Several Dry Bean Types In Minnesota and North Dakota. Principal Investigator: Dr. James Percich, Department of Plant Pathology,   U of M. Funding amount: $33,399.

* Improving the Capacity of Beans for Nitrogen Fixation through Varietal Improvements and Modification of Inoculation Procedures. Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Grahm, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, U of M. Funding amount: $12,506.

* High-Selenium Pinto Beans As A Value Added Product, Phase II. Principal Investigator: Dr. John Finley, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA/ARS, Grand Forks, N.D. Funding amount: $19,869.

* Grower Survey of Pest Problems, Pesticide Use and Varieties in 2005. Principal Investigator: Dr. Carl Bradley, Department of Plant Pathology, NDSU. Funding amount: $4,000.


 

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