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AGRI Crop Research Grant Program Recipients


Fiscal Year 2016

Title Organization Contact
Improving Alfalfa Production, Quality and Value Midwest Forage Association Craig Sheaffer
Remote Scouting of Insect Damage Using Unmanned Aerial Systems University of Minnesota Ian MacRae
Agronomic Value of Crop Rotations in Northwest Minnesota Canola/Minnesota Turf Seed Council Nancy Jo Ehlke
Intermediate Wheatgrass: Managing a new perennial grain for food, forage and bioenergy Minnesota Turf Seed Council Marvin Zutz
Growing polycultures for multiple high-value outputs: natural products, seed and biomass University of Minnesota Craig Sheaffer
Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Record and Analyze Crop Nutrient Research University of Minnesota Nancy Jo Ehlke
Developing Spring and Winter Two Row Barley to Diversity Minnesota Agriculture University of Minnesota Kevin Smith
Millet as a second crop in Minnesota to add value to farmers and consumers University of Minnesota Koushik Seetharaman
Yeilds and Practices of Profitable Apple and Tomato Producers Central Lakes College Thaddeus McCamant
Northwest Minnesota on-farm Research network: Grower driven, field scale solutions to priority wheat production issues Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council David Torgerson

Fiscal Year 2015

Title Organization Contact
Using High Tunnels to Increase Crop Production, Market Access, and Vegetable Crop Diversity in Minnesota University of Minnesota Chris Philips
Determining Best Agronomic Practices for Winter Barley Production in Minnesota University of Minnesota Brian Steffenson
Spring and Winter Barley Variety Development and Production Practices Busch Agricultural Resources Joshua Butler
Old Heirloom and English Hard Cider Apple Varieties For Minnesota Wild River Vineyards Irving Geary
Developing New Hairy Vetch Varieties for Winter Cover University of Minnesota Nancy Ehlke
Evaluation of Processability and Storage Stability of Intermediate Wheatgrass for Food Applications University of Minnesota Baream Ismail
Digital Imagery-Precision Agriculture Northland Community & Technical College Dave Grafstrom
Improving Canola Yields and Quality Through Best Management Practices for Diseases Minnesota Canola Council Beth Nelson
New Regionally-Adapted Heirloom Dry Beans for Organic Production University of Minnesota Thomas Michaels
Proper Nitrogen Crediting from Cover Crop Species Grown Prior to Com University of Minnesota Daniel Kaiser
Hazelnut Micropropagation: Plant Acclimatization from Flask to Field University of Minnesota Jerry Cohen
Flavor/Sensory Analysis of Different Winter Rye for Distillery Industry Far North Spirits Michael Swanson
Increasing the Availability and Adoption of Aphid-resistant Soybean for More Sustainable Soybean Production University of Minnesota Robert Koch
Greening the Brown Period of the Corn and Soybean Rotation with Self-perpetuating Winter Annual and Perennial Cover Crop Systems University of Minnesota Don Wyse

Fiscal Year 2014

Title Organization Contact
Improving Alfalfa Production, Quality and Value Midwest Forage Assocation Craig Sheaffer
Remote Scouting of Insect Damage Using unmanned Aerial Systems University of Minnesota Ian MacRae
Agronomic Value of Crop Rotations in Northwest Minnesota Minnesota Canola Council Nancy Jo Ehlke
Intermediate Wheatgrass: Managing a new perennial grain for food, forage and bioenergy Minnesota Turf Seed Council Marvin Zutz
Growing polycultures for multiple high-value outputs: natural products, seed and biomass University of Minnesota Craig Sheaffer
Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to record and analyze Crop Nutrient Research Minnesota Turf Seed Council  Nancy Jo Ehlke
Developing Spring and Winter Two Row Barley to Diversity Minnesota Agriculture University of Minnesota Kevin Smith
Millet as a second crop in Minnesota to add value to farmers and consumers University of Minnesota KoushikSeetharaman
Yeilds and Practices of Profitable Apple and Tomato Producers Central Lakes College Thaddeus McCamant
Northwest Minnesota on-farm Research network: Grower driven, field scale solutions to priority wheat production issues Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council David Torgerson

MDA Contact

David Weinand, Program Administrator
david.weinand@state.mn.us

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