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Pulse Crops

Thomas Stefaniak - Acting Pulse Crops Breeder

2015_advanced chickpea_breeding lines_yield_trial
2015 advanced chickpea breeding lines yield trial
North Dakota leads the nation in production of both dry pea and lentil. Because of the need for new varieties specifically adapted to ND, the 2007 North Dakota Legislature approved the establishment of a pulse crop breeding program at NDSU. This legislation provided two new positions: a pulse crop breeder stationed in Fargo and an assistant pulse crop breeder located in Minot. The position in Minot is advantageous because it gives the breeding program a strong presence and is centrally located in the main pulse growing region of ND. The main goal of this program is to develop new varieties of dry pea, lentil, and chickpea for ND and surrounding area producers. Experiments conducted in Minot and the surrounding region will include variety trials, early and advanced yield trials, disease screening nurseries, and single plant/row selections. Utilization of onsite greenhouse space to recombine favorable traits will continue.

Additional 2014 pulse project breeding work completed

2015_advanced_spring_pea_breeding lines_yield_trial
2015 advanced spring pea breeding lines yield trial

Chickpea Crossing Block
Bulk Segregating Population Evaluation
Small Plot Advanced Population Evaluation
Ascochyta Screen
Early generation Observation Nursery
Advanced Breeding Lines Yield Tria

2016 Chickpea Variety Trial at Minot  

2017 Chickpea Variety Trial at Minot  (coming soon)


Lentil Crossing Block
Advanced Breeding Lines Large Seeded Lentil Yield Trial
Advanced Breeding Lines Green Small Seeded Lentil Yield Trial
Advanced Breeding Lines Red Small Seeded Lentil Yield Trial

2016 Lentil Variety Trial at Minot   
2017 Lentil Variety Trail at Minot  


2015_turkish_red_lentil_disease screen
2015 turkish red lentil disease screen

Single Plant Rows
Early Generation Observation Trial
Preliminary Yellow Pea Breeding Lines Trial
Preliminary Breeding Lines Trial
Advanced Marrowfat Pea Breeding Lines Trial

Advanced Spring Pea Breeding Lines Yield Trial

2013 Dry Pea Variety Trial at Minot    
2014 Dry Pea Variety Trial at Minot  
2015 Dry Pea Variety Trial at Minot 
2016 Dry Pea Variety Trial at Minot  
2017 Dry Pea Variety Trial at Minot   


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advanced eston type breeding line


















































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