Fiscal Year 2019

Project Title Organization Contact
Going Greener: Improving Cultivated Wild Rice Integrated Disease Management to Reduce Fungicide Use University of Minnesota Beth Nelson
Wheat Variety and Sourdough Product Analysis for Anti-Nutrient Levels Related to Digestibility Agricultural Utilization Research Institute Shannon Schlecht
Novel cropping systems for economic and environmental improvement in hard fescue seed production University of Minnesota Eric Watkins
Addressing trade-offs between weed control and cover crops using a systems approach University of Minnesota Gregg Johnson
Developing two-rowed barley varieties for farmers, maltsters, brewers, and the environment University of Minnesota Kevin Smith
Building on the foundation of the Minnesota Oat Breeding Program University of Minnesota Kevin Smith
Evaluating 2nd Generation Hybrid Hazelnut Germplasm for Minnesota University of Minnesota Lois Braun
Development and Evaluation of Cold Hardy Table Grapes University of Minnesota Matthew Clark
Management Practices to Improve Seed Yields and Stability of Tall Fescue in Northern Minnesota University of Minnesota Nancy Ehlke
Developing seed tests for regulatory compliance and improving Minnesota industrial hemp University of Minnesota George Weiblen and Thomas Michaels

Fiscal Year 2018

Project Title Organization Contact
Enhancing field testing and genomic tools for pennycress breeding and domestication University of Minnesota James Anderson
Potato production with adoption of new cultivars with high N uptake rate: A Physiochemical study University of Minnesota Sanjay Gupta
Proactive Research to Counter the Threat of Insecticide Resistance in Spotted Wing Drosophila University of Minnesota William Hutchinson
Developing hop breeding resources and Midwest-adapted hop cultivars University of Minnesota Gary Muehlbauer
Management Practices to Maximize Canola Profitability Minnesota Canola Council Beth Nelson
Tailoring management to corn rootworm risk: scouting to detect populations and resistance threats University of Minnesota Kenneth Ostlie
Next generation MN oat to enhance cropping system diversity, profitability and consumer health University of Minnesota Walid Sadok
Increasing Yields in Perennial Ryegrass Seed Production Systems through Agronomics and Breeding University of Minnesota Eric Watkins

Fiscal Year 2017

Project Title Organization Contact
Improving sustainable management practices for SWD, an emerging pest of small fruit in Minnesota University of Minnesota Mary Rogers
Increasing the capacity of an applied, genomics-assisted Kernza breeding program University of Minnesota James A. Anderson
Identification and Characterization of the Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance in Dry Bean University of Minnesota Senyu Chen
Reducing Canola Input Costs through Singulation and Row Spacing Minnesota Canola Council Nancy Ehlke
Developing Vitamin D3-enriched tomato varieties for Minnesota growers University of Minnesota Changbin Chen
Utilizing structural engineering principles to develop lodging resistant oats University of Minnesota Kevin P. Smith
Breeding Barley and Soybean for a Dual Cropping System University of Minnesota Aaron Lorenz
Developing a hybrid hazelnut production package for Minnesota University of Minnesota Lois Braun
Agronomic and breeding strategies for improved pennycress grain yield and oil content University of Minnesota M. Scott Wells
Plant Growth, Development and Yield Influenced by Sulfur Applied in Soybean, Spring Wheat Minnesota Turf Seed Council Nancy Ehlke

Fiscal Year 2016

Project Title Organization Contact
Laying the foundation for an applied, genomics-assisted oat breeding program at the University of Minnesota University of Minnesota Kevin Smith
Optimizing soil management to enhance potato yields & soil health in fumigated soil University of Minnesota Linda Kinkel
Integrated disease management for cultivated wild rice Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council Beth Nelson
Barley breeding for the Minnesota craft brewing industry University of Minnesota Kevin Smith
New winter hardy perennial ryegrass to improve the profitability of grazing and haymaking University of Minnesota Nancy Ehlke
Sustainable protein for aquaculture from alfalfa USDA Agricultural Research Service Deborah Samac
Increasing adoption of cover cropping systems through research-based education University of Minnesota Scott Wells
Investigating genetic resistance to foliar phylloxera in cold hardy hybrid grapes University of Minnesota Matthew Clark
Fine fescue: a new grass seed crop for Minnesota University of Minnesota Eric Watkins

Fiscal Year 2015

Project 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

Project 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 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 Baraem Ismail
Yields 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