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Investigator: McGee, R.

Bi-Functional Crops: Fall-sown cool season grain legumes provide cover crop attributes

Cool season food legumes (CSFL) harvested as seed are important rotational crops in the Palouse region of WA and ID and western WA as they…

The Search for Acid-tolerant Rhizobia to Improve Pulse Production

Soil acidification is a growing challenge in Washington’s agricultural soils due to long term application of ammonia-based fertilizers. Acidic soil is detrimental to legume-rhizobia symbioses…

Development of winter pea lines for intercropping purposes

The project addresses the first FY12 program area for biologically intensive and organic approaches to sustainable management of fertility and plant nutrition. The objective of…

Lentil Selection to Reduce Dietary Intake of Arsenic

This proposal addresses the BIOAg priority area: Breeding, varietal selection, management practices, processing, or marketing practices to increase food quality, nutrition, safety, or access. Arsenic…

Intercropping, Precision Weed Management, and Pea Breeding for Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems

Research conducted in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 growing seasons had three main components: a winter wheat-winter pea intercropping study, developing an inter-row cultivator with precision…