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WHEAT RESEARCH INSTITUTES/ORGANISATIONS

Research institute/organisation 1

Research

Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

organisation

Address

USDA, ARS, Office of National Programs, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, George Washington Carver Center, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

Geo-localisation 20705

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm

Main wheat research

themes

Wheat Genetic Resources, Genomics & Genetic Improvement - includes U.S. National Small Grains Repository, Aberdeen,

Idaho; small grains crop genome database: Grain Genes (www.graingenes.org); wheat bioinformatics, wheat biotechnology,

genetic improvement and breeding, regional small grains genotyping laboratories

Wheat Disease Protection – cereal rusts, Fusarium head blight (scab) and other wheat diseases

Wheat Insect Protection – Hessian fly, Russian wheat aphid, and other wheat pests

Wheat Quality – regional wheat end-product quality laboratories for regional market classes

Wheat Cropping Systems and Management

• Food Safety – reduction of mycotoxins

• Human Nutrition – whole grains and nutritional value

Participation to

wheat international

consortia/initiatives

Main wheat

researchers

U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative www.scabusa.org

Ug99 Wheat Stem Rust Initiative http://www.ars.usda.gov/ug99/

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative including cooperative agreements with CIMMYT and Kenyan Agriculture Research Institute;

USDA and USAID Feed the Future

Wheat Stripe Rust Initiative

International Wheat Blast Consortium

EU-US Task Force on Biotechnology

David Marshall, David.Marshall@ars.usda.gov, Acting National Program Leader, Grain Crops,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=33915

M Kay W Simmons, kay.simmons@ars.usda.gov, Deputy Administrator,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5182


Overall description of

wheat research

RESEARCH UNITS:

- USDA, ARS, Soybean Genomics and Improvement, Beltsville, MD, USA

- USDA, ARS, Food Quality Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA

- USDA, ARS, BARC, ANRI, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA

- USDA, ARS, NAA, Robert W. Holley Center, Plant, Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit, Ithaca, NY, USA

- USDA, ARS, MWA, Crop Production And Pest Control Research Unit, West Lafayette, IN, USA

- USDA, ARS, MWA, Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit, Wooster, OH, USA

- USDA, ARS, MWA, NCAUR, Crop Bioprotection Research, Peoria, IL, USA

- USDA, ARS, MWA, NCAUR, Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research, Peoria, IL, USA

- USDA, ARS, MWA Cereal Disease Laboratory, St. Paul, MN, USA

- USDA, ARS, MWA, Plant Science, Research, St. Paul, MN, USA

- USDA, ARS, WRRC, Crop Improvement & Utilization Research, Albany, CA, USA

- USDA, ARS, WRRC, Genomics And Gene Discovery, Albany, CA, USA

- USDA, ARS, PWA, Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, Pullman, WA, USA

- USDA, ARS, PWA, Land Management and Water Conservation Research, Pullman, WA, USA

- USDA, ARS, PWA, Root Disease and Biological Control Research, Pullman, WA, USA

- USDA, ARS, Pacific West Area, Pendleton, OR, USA

- USDA, ARS, PWA, Forage Seed and Cereal Research, Corvallis, OR, USA

- USDA, ARS, Pacific West Area, Aberdeen, ID, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Central Great Plains Research Station, Central Plains Resource Management Unit, Akron, CO, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit, Manhattan, KS, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit, Manhattan, KS, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Stored Product Insect Research, Manhattan, KS, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research, Manhattan, KS, USA


- USDA, ARS, NPA, Pest Management Research Unit, Sidney, MT, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Agricultural Systems Research Unit, Sidney, MT, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Grain, Forage, & Bioenergy Research Unit, Lincoln, NE, USA

- USDA, ARS, NPA, Cereal Crops Research Unit, Fargo, ND, USA

- USDA, ARS, SPA, Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, Temple, Texas, USA

- USDA, ARS, SPA, Cropping Systems Research Laboratory, Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research, Lubbock, TX, USA

- USDA, ARS, SPA, Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research, Stillwater, OK, USA

- USDA, ARS, SAA, Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh, NC, USA


Research institute/organization 2

Research organisation University of California, Davis

Address

Davis CA 95616-8515, USA

Geo-localisation 95616-8515

Website

http://www.ucdavis.edu/

Status

Public

Main wheat research Breeding,

themes

Marker Assisted selection,

Positional cloning of agronomic genes,

Dissection of flowering and disease resistance regulatory pathways

Permanent staff working 7

on wheat – researchers

(FTE)

Permanent staff working 2

on wheat – technicians

(FTE)

Overall description of

wheat research

RESEARCH UNITS:

- UC Davis, Department of Plant Sciences


Research institute/organization 3

Research organisation Cornell University

Address

Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Geo-localisation 14853

Website

http://www.cornell.edu/

Status

Public

Main wheat research Wheat variety development, methodology, and genetics research, disease resistance, management.

themes

Permanent staff working 1.5

on wheat – researchers

(FTE)

Permanent staff working 1.5

on wheat – technicians

(FTE)

Overall description of Our wheat research spans the full spectrum of basic to applied research with particular emphasis on breeding methodologies, disease

wheat research

resistance, comparative genomics, association mapping, allele characterization and genomic selection methods.

RESEARCH UNITS:

- Cornell Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University


Research institute/organization 4

Research organisation University of Nebraska

Address

Lincoln, NE 68588, USA

Geo-localisation 68588

Website

http://www.unl.edu/

Status

Public

Main wheat research Hard winter wheat variety development for diverse environments, stress tolerance, breeding methodology, genetics research

themes

Permanent staff working 10

on wheat – researchers

(FTE)

Permanent staff working 10

on wheat – technicians

(FTE)

Overall description of Wheat breeding and genetics of winterhardy, disease and insect resistant, high-yielding cultivars with excellent end-use use quality (primarily

wheat research

for bread making, but also for making noodles and tortillas). Crop production for optimal economic return. Fundamental research in wheat

virology, fungal disease control, biochemistry, statistical approaches, and breeding methodology including transformation.

RESEARCH UNITS:

- Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska


Research institute/organization 5

Research organisation University of Minnesota

Address

Geo-localisation

Website

http://www1.umn.edu/

Status (public/private)

Main wheat research

themes

Permanent staff working

on wheat – researchers

(FTE)

Permanent staff working

on wheat – technicians

(FTE)

Overall description of

wheat research

RESEARCH UNITS:

- Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota


Research institute/organization 6

Research organisation Kansas State University

Address Manhattan, KS 66506

Geo-localisation

Website

http://www.k-state.edu/

Status (public/private)

Main wheat research Wheat genetics; development of genomics resources and high throughput genotyping technologies; wheat breeding; germplasm

themes

development

Permanent staff working 2

on wheat – researchers

(FTE)

Permanent staff working 2

on wheat – technicians

(FTE)

Overall description of

wheat research

RESEARCH UNITS:

- Department of Plant Pathology


RESEARCH UNITS INVOLVED IN WHEAT RESEARCH

USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, Soybean Genomics and Improvement, Beltsville, MD, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, BA, BARC, Plant Sciences, Soybean Genomics and Improvement

10300 Baltimore Blvd.

BLDG. 006, RM.118, BARC-West

Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

Geo-localisation 20705

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=12-65-50-00

Main wheat research Wheat molecular markers

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Perry Cregan, perry.cregan@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1190

Qijian Song, qijian.song@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45984

Overall description of

wheat research

The primary mission of the Laboratory is to improve the quality of soybean, common bean and wheat and to reduce the costs of

production of these crops. This is being accomplished by 1) developing molecular genetic markers and genome maps to position

important genes controlling seed quality, pest resistance, abiotic stress resistance, and productivity; 2) discovering and defining the

function and interaction of genes that control important plant characteristics such as disease resistance and seed quality; 3) increasing

the knowledge of the genetics, molecular biology, and breeding procedures; and 4) enhancing nodulation, predictability and efficiency

of symbiotic nitrogen fixation via the use of unique plant germplasm in combination with selected and genetically engineered strains of

rhizobia. An additional Laboratory mission is to provide electron microscopy support to collaborating scientists at the Beltsville

Agricultural Research Center.


USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, Soybean Genomics and Improvement, Beltsville, MD, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, BA, BARC, Plant Sciences, Soybean Genomics and Improvement

10300 Baltimore Blvd.

BLDG. 006, RM.118, BARC-West

Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

Geo-localisation 20705

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=12-65-50-00

Main wheat research Wheat molecular markers

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Perry Cregan, perry.cregan@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1190

Qijian Song, qijian.song@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45984

Overall description of

wheat research

The primary mission of the Laboratory is to improve the quality of soybean, common bean and wheat and to reduce the costs of

production of these crops. This is being accomplished by 1) developing molecular genetic markers and genome maps to position

important genes controlling seed quality, pest resistance, abiotic stress resistance, and productivity; 2) discovering and defining the

function and interaction of genes that control important plant characteristics such as disease resistance and seed quality; 3) increasing

the knowledge of the genetics, molecular biology, and breeding procedures; and 4) enhancing nodulation, predictability and efficiency

of symbiotic nitrogen fixation via the use of unique plant germplasm in combination with selected and genetically engineered strains of

rhizobia. An additional Laboratory mission is to provide electron microscopy support to collaborating scientists at the Beltsville

Agricultural Research Center.


USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, Food Quality Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, BA, BARC, Plant Sciences, Food Quality Laboratory

10300 Baltimore Blvd.

BLDG. 002, RM. 117, BARC-West

Beltsville MD 20705, USA

Geo-localisation 20705

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=12-75-55-00

Main wheat research Grain quality

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Stephen Delwiche, stephen.delwiche@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1341

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Food Quality Laboratory is to conduct research on the biology and technology of fruits and vegetables and to reduce

postharvest losses. Specific goals are to develop improved methods of regulating senescence, ripening, deterioration, and physiological

and pathological disorders; determine the role of important membrane and cell wall enzymes and their associated genes in regulation

of produce quality changes, particularly as affected by environmental conditions, pathological infections and fresh-cut processing; and

to provide technical information to the public, sister agencies, industry associations, and other stakeholders.


USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD

Research Unit

Address

USDA, ARS, BARC, ANRI, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA

USDA, ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory

10300 Baltimore Ave.

Bldg. 001, Rm. 140, BARC-West

Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

Geo-localisation 20705

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=12-65-04-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Michel Cavigelli, michel.cavigelli@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=12-65-04-00

Overall description of

wheat research

The Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab determines principles and practices integral to the development of sustainable agricultural

systems. Multi-disciplinary research investigates agro-ecological processes underlying the functioning of sustainable systems. Emphasis

is also on molecular biology of soil and root interactions, developing biologics to suppress soil borne plant pathogens, and molecular

biotechnology to produce nutrient-rich and long lasting crops. Communication with the agricultural community and consumers that

value sustainable agriculture is integral to the definition of research problems and the transfer of technology.


USDA, ARS, Ithaca, NY

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NAA, Robert W. Holley Center, Plant, Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit, Ithaca, NY, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NAA, Robert W. Holley Center, Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit

538 Tower Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Geo-localisation 14853

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=19-07-05-05

Main wheat research Wheat genetics; Grass/grain bioinformatics

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Peter Bradbury, Peter.Bradbury@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=36834

JeanLuc Jannink, JeanLuc.Jannink@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=40650

Doreen Ware, Doreen.Ware@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=34615

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit is to improve the security and nutritional quality of plant crop species

through interdisciplinary research integrating approaches from molecular biology and genomics, bioinformatics, genetics, physiology,

biochemistry and membrane biophysics. Our major research areas include: 1) Developing better genomic, computational, and

statistical and molecular genetic tools for facilitating fundamental discovery at the gene/protein levels for use in crop improvement; 2)

Developing food-based solutions to micronutrient malnutrition and other diet-related issues including development of plant varieties

with higher concentrations and/or high bioavailability of critical mineral elements such as iron, zinc, calcium, and selenium, as well as

selected phytonutrients including carotenoids, vitamin C and flavonoids; and 3) Enhancing food security via development of food and

biofuel crop plant species that can maintain productivity on acidic, nutrient depleted and/or metal toxic soils.


USDA, ARS, West Lafayette, IN

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, MWA, Crop Production And Pest Control Research Unit, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, MWA, Crop Production And Pest Control Research Unit

915 West State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Geo-localisation 47907

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=36-02-10-00

Main wheat research Molecular mechanisms of resistance to fungal pathogens; Entomology (Hessian fly)

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Steve Scofield, Steve.Scofield@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=32139

Sue Cambron, Sue.Cambron@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=12432

Richard Shukle, Rich.Shukle@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5150

Christie Williams, Christie.Williams@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=6093

Overall description of

wheat research

The Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit conducts research to minimize crop losses due to insects and pathogens and

improve soybean quality. Specific projects are directed toward discovering the genetic, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms that

confer insect resistance in cereals, disease resistance in grain crops and soybeans, and influence the chemical composition of soybean

seeds. The information is applied to devise innovative strategies for insect and disease control and develop germplasm with improved

quality traits, pest resistance, and agronomic characteristics.


USDA, ARS, Wooster, OH

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, MWA, Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit, Wooster, OH, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, MWA, Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit

026 Selby Hall, 1680 Madison Avenue

Wooster, OH 44691, USA

Geo-localisation 44691

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=36-07-20-00

Main wheat research Wheat quality

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Vacant Position #1 - Wheat Quality

Vacant Position #2 - Wheat Quality

Overall description of

wheat research

Mission: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research


USDA, ARS, Peoria, IL

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, MWA, NCAUR, Crop Bioprotection Research, Peoria, IL, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, MWA, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Crop Bioprotection Research

1815 N. University Street

Peoria, IL 61604, USA

Geo-localisation 61604

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=36-20-35-00

Main wheat research Biocontrol of fungal plant diseases

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

David Schisler, david.schisler@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=4976

Overall description of

wheat research

The Crop Bioprotection Research (CBP) Unit impacts global food security and safety concerns as it addresses National research needs

for new biological methodologies and products that promote the production of safe food crops. Biological pest control methods are

sought to augment existing sustainable approaches for managing insects, weeds, and plant diseases while reducing the exposure of the

environment and food supply to potentially harmful chemical pesticides. New biological technologies which utilize agricultural

products in innovative ways are also devised to expand crop markets. The overall mission of CBP is to first identify fundamental

bioactivities naturally contributed by microbes, insects, and plants and then utilize this knowledge to design new biological methods,

processes, and products that foster crop health. The program is driven by the combined strengths of a wide range of scientific

disciplines including microbiology; physical, organic and biochemistry; molecular biology; entomology; plant pathology and plant

physiology. Current research objectives include: 1) discover novel biocontrol agents and develop cost-effective production,

stabilization, and formulation processes for microbial biocontrol agents that substantially reduce plant disease, insects, and weeds; 2)

identify pheromones and host volatiles to create unique insect lures, traps, and monitoring systems; and 3) determine the nature of

plant-based, insect-resistance mechanisms and related strategies that can be utilized to reduce mold toxins in Midwest corn.


USDA, ARS, Peoria, IL

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, MWA, NCAUR, Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research, Peoria, IL, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, MWA, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research

1815 N. University Street

Peoria, IL 61604, USA

Geo-localisation 61604

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=36-20-71-00

Main wheat research Fusarium head blight

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Todd Ward, Todd.Ward@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=12455

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology research unit is to enhance food safety and crop production in the

U.S. and around the world. Researchers in this unit integrate information from genetics, microbiology, chemistry and plant biology to

develop novel approaches to limit mycotoxin contamination, control foodborne diseases, and improve crop production.


USDA, ARS, St. Paul, MN

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, MWA Cereal Disease Laboratory, St. Paul, MN, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, MWA, Cereal Disease Laboratory

1551 Lindig Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55108, USA

Geo-localisation 55108

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=36-40-05-00

Main wheat research Wheat rusts; Fusarium head blight

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Yue Jin, Yue.Jin@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=34883

Corby Kistler, Corby.Kistler@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=3041

Jim Kolmer, Jim.Kolmer@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=3094

Matthew Rouse, matthew.rouse@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45739

Les Szabo, Les.Szabo@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5522

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Cereal Disease Laboratory is to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barley to major diseases including leaf rust, stem

rust, and Fusarium head blight. This mission is accomplished through research on the biology of the pathogens that cause these

diseases and on methods to enhance disease resistance in small grains. Program objectives are to: (1) identify genes used by plants in

defense against pathogens and determine their cellular and biochemical mechanisms of action; (2) elucidate molecular aspects of the

expression of virulence in rust fungi; (3) identify and utilize rust resistance factors to protect small grain crops against existing and

future pathogenic races in rust populations; (4) analyze population genetics of cereal rust fungi and devise strategies to enhance

durability of resistance against diverse rust populations; (5) identify and characterize resistance in wheat and barley to Fusarium head

blight and determine impacts of partial resistance on pathogen populations in crop residue; and (6) identify genetic factors for

pathogenicity in Fusarium and explore ways to block their activity and minimize pathogen attack in small grains.


USDA, ARS, St. Paul, MN

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, MWA, Plant Science, Research, St. Paul, MN, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, MWA, Plant Science, Research

411 Borlaug Hall

1991 Upper Buford Circle

St. Paul, MN 55108, USA

Geo-localisation 55108

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=36-40-10-00

Main wheat research Wheat genetics

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

David Garvin, David.Garvin@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1931

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Plant Science Research Unit at St. Paul, Minnesota, is to develop new knowledge that expands our understanding of

the fundamental processes controlling energy content, increased production, improved quality, and enhanced use of alfalfa and other

forages, soybean, oat, and wheat to utilize this knowledge to develop germplasm and crop management schemes that lead to

increased farm profitability and sustainability of the nation's resource base. The Unit utilizes multidisciplinary strategies and team

approaches to address national priorities in agricultural and environmental research. Implicit in this mission is collaborative research

with University of Minnesota, state, and regional cooperators.


USDA, ARS, Albany, CA

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, WRRC, Crop Improvement & Utilization Research, Albany, CA, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, Western Regional Research Center, Crop Improvement & Utilization Research

800 Buchanan Street

Albany, CA 94710, USA

Geo-localisation 94710

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-25-32-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Wheat biotechnology; Wheat proteins/quality; Allergens; Crop biotechnology; Molecular biology

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Susan Altenbach, Susan.Altenbach@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45834

Ann Blechl, Ann.Blechl@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45836

William Hurkman, William.Hurkman@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45844

Roger Thilmony, Roger.Thilmony@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45853

William Vensel, William.Vensel@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45855

Overall description of

wheat research

The Crop Improvement and Utilization Research Unit conducts research to enhance agronomic properties and end-use quality of crop

plants. Research goals are accomplished by development of new technologies that integrate biochemical and molecular approaches

with biotechnological strategies. Crops include cereals (wheat, rice, barley), vegetables (potato), oilseeds (castor, Lesquerella) and

rubber crops (guayule, Russian dandelion, Hevea). Research priorities include molecular analysis of effects of environment on wheat

flour quality and allergenic potential and production of wheat germplasm with enhanced baking quality; development of molecular

tools to minimize risk in genetically engineered crops and practical application of molecular genetics for improved vegetables; and

development of a domestic source of industrially useful oils and natural rubber..


USDA, ARS, Albany, CA

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, WRRC, Genomics And Gene Discovery, Albany, CA, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, Western Regional Research Center, Genomics And Gene Discovery, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, USA

Geo-localisation 94710

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-25-35-00

Main wheat research Wheat bioinformatics; Wheat molecular biology

themes

Participation to wheat Graingenes Wheat Genome Database

international

www.graingenes.org

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Olin Anderson, olin.anderson@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=151

Yong .Gu, yong.gu@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=21574

Debbie L Chingcuanco, debbie.laudencia@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=10810

Gerard Lazo, gerard.lazo@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=10828

David Matthews, matthews@greengenes.cit.cornell.edu, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=3648

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Genomics and Gene Discovery Research Unit is to apply genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics to the

improvement of agriculturally and economically important plants. The Unit relates new knowledge from these approaches to the

biochemistry, development, physiology, and field behavior of crop plants. This research seeks to enhance the value, quality, and

performance of plants producing foods, feeds, fibers, biofuels, and biomaterials. Specific goals include the understanding of global

patterns of gene expression in the Triticeae crops (wheat, barley, and rye), the identification of genes conferring favorable quality and

agronomic traits, the study of the mode of action of those genes, the understanding of the structure of crop genomes, the

maintenance and development of publicly available computer databases and Internet resources, the development of genetic markers

for plant breeding and research, and the engineering of improved crop plant traits. Interaction with the broader scientific community

through activities such as bioinformatics resources is integral to the Unit's objectives. The Unit interacts with other agency, university,

and private industry for technology transfer and positive synergisms.


USDA, ARS, Pullman, WA

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, PWA, Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, Pullman, WA, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, PWA, Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, 209 Johnson Hall, WSU, Pullman, WA 99164, USA

Geo-localisation 99164

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-48-05-00

Main wheat research Wheat genetics; Breeding; Genotyping; Quality; Stripe (yellow) rust; Freezing tolerance; Stress resistance

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

Brian Beecher, brian.beecher@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=37019

Xianming Chen, xianming.chen@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=977

Kimberly Garland-Campbell, kim.garland-campbell@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=853

Craig Morris, craig.morris@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=3966

Deven See, deven.see@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=40746

Daniel Skinner, dan.skinner@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5215

Camille Steber, camille.steber@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5387

Mission: Develop wheat germplasm with an emphasis on club wheats, which maximizes economic returns by, a) increased nutrient

efficiency, b) exploitation of resistance to diseases, c) increased winter hardiness, d) versatile and superior end-product use, e) specific

adaption to agricultural systems that conserve soil, water, and energy. Identify key wheat properties desired in foreign and domestic

wheat food products. Elucidate the molecular, biochemical, and genetic events that regulate wheat seed dormancy and germination;

determine the molecular mechanisms of cereal adaptation to environmental changes. Control of foliar and smut diseases with

emphasis on conducting and coordinating basic and applied research on rusts and smuts; approaches include forecasting epidemics,

crop loss assessment, pathogen virulence, disease resistance, and integrated pest management. The inheritance of important traits,

germplasm enhancement of resistance to diseases favored by erosion-control practices, and tolerance or avoidance of environmentally

induced stresses receive emphasis. Quality studies concentrate on exploratory research of objective tests to define wheat market

classes and quality evaluation of germplasm for several breeding programs.


USDA, ARS, Pullman, WA

Research Unit

Address

USDA, ARS, PWA, Land Management and Water Conservation Research, Pullman, WA, USA

USDA, ARS, PWA, Land Management and Water Conservation Research

215 Johnson Hall, WSU

Pullman, WA 99164, USA

Geo-localisation 99164

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-48-25-00

Main wheat research Wheat production

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

David Huggins, david.huggins@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2658

Ann Kennedy, ann.kennedy@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2989

Jeff Smith, jeff.smith@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5272

Overall description of

wheat research

Mission: The Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit develops science-based information and technology that

improves the economic viability of conventional and alternative cropping systems while providing food, feed, fiber, and fuel and

protecting air, land, and water resources of the Pacific Northwest.


USDA, ARS, Pullman, WA

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, PWA, Root Disease and Biological Control Research, Pullman, WA, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, PWA, Root Disease and Biological Control Research,

P.O. BOX 646221, WSU

Pullman, WA 99164, USA

Geo-localisation 99164

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-48-35-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and website

of main wheat

researchers

Patricia Okubara, patricia.okubara@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=10829

Timothy Paulitz, timothy.paulitz@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=26227

Linda Thomashow, linda.thomashow@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5623

David Weller, david.weller@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5985

Overall description of

wheat research

Mission: Develop ecologically sound methods to achieve and maintain adequate root health for crops in modern farming systems,

with emphasis on biological controls of wheat root pathogens favored by intensive wheat culture and conservation tillage.

Determine the etiology, epidemiology, and ecology of the root diseases and aspects of the biochemistry and biophysics of the hostpathogen

interaction. Identify naturally occurring microbial antagonists with ability to destroy or prevent formation of pathogen

inoculum in soil, to protect roots as epiphytes, or to induce resistance in roots as endophytes. Identify useful biochemical and genetic

mechanisms of avirulence or self inhibition within individual strains or populations of the pathogen that have biocontrol potential.

Determine biochemical and genetic mechanisms of biocontrol of root pathogens by antagonists and develop improved biocontrol

systems through genetic manipulation of antagonists, including by recombinant DNA technology. Develop technology for application

of biocontrol systems in the field by management of naturally occurring or introduced biocontrol agents..


USDA, ARS, Pendleton, OR

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, Pacific West Area, Pendleton, OR, USA

Address USDA, ARS, Pacific West Area, PO BOX 370, Pendleton, OR 97801

Geo-localisation 97801

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-56-05-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

Daniel Long, dan.long@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=35825

Hero Gollany, hero.gollany@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=30162

Catherine Reardon, catherine.reardon@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=44382

John Williams, john.williams@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=6112

Stewart Wuest, stewart.wuest@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=6233

The mission of this location is to serve the public by providing scientific information to improve practices, techniques, and equipment

for dryland crop production, and soil and water conservation in the Columbia River Plateau and related land resource areas.


USDA, ARS, Corvallis, OR

Research Unit

Address

USDA, ARS, PWA, Forage Seed and Cereal Research, Corvallis, OR, USA

USDA, ARS, PWA, Forage Seed and Cereal Research

3450 SW Campus Way

Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Geo-localisation 97331

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-58-05-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Grass fungal diseases

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

William Pfender, Bill.Pfender@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=10970

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit is to improve the profitability of forage seed, cereal, hop and shellfish

production systems in the Pacific Northwest in a manner that meets the environmental expectations of society.


USDA, ARS, Aberdeen, ID

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, Pacific West Area, Aberdeen, ID, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, Pacific West Area

1691 S. 2700 W.

Aberdeen, ID 83210, USA

Geo-localisation 83210

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=53-66-05-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

Harold Bockelman, Curator, National Small Grains Repository, Harold.Bockelman@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=513

John Bonman, Mike.Bonman@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=31249

Phil Bregitzer, Phil.Bregitzer@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=615

Gongshe Hu, Gongshe.Hu@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=37538

Our mission is to 1) conduct genetics research to enhance small grains, potato, and rainbow trout production nationwide, 2) maintain,

evaluate, and distribute germplasm stocks from our National Small Grains Collection, and 3) increase rainbow trout production

efficiency through the use of grain-based feeds and increased knowledge of trout physiology and nutrition. Our administrative support

staff seeks to support the scientific mission by efficiently implementing the location’s administrative and financial management

programs. Our facilities support staff aims to maintain, repair, and monitor the location’s facilities, grounds, and property.


USDA, ARS, Akron, CO

Research Unit

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Central Great Plains Research Station, Central Plains Resource Management Unit, Akron, CO, USA

USDA, ARS, NPA, Central Great Plains Research Station, Central Plains Resource Management Unit

40335 County Road GG

Akron, CO 80720, USA

Geo-localisation 80720

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-07-30-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Integrated cropping systems

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Merle Vigil, Integrated cropping systems, merle.vigil@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5836

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Central Plains Resource Management Unit is to enhance the economic and environmental well-being of agriculture

by development of integrated cropping systems and technologies for maximum utilization of soil and water resources. Emphasis is on

efficient use of plant nutrients, pesticides, and water and soil conservation/preservation.


USDA, ARS, Manhattan, KS

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit, Manhattan, KS, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research,

Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit, 1515 College Ave.

Manhattan, KS 66502, USA

Geo-localisation 66502

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-30-05-10

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Tom Herald, tom.herald@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=42713

Yuanhong Chen, richard.chen@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=39483

Bradford Seabourn, brad.seabourn@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5043

Michael Tilley, michael.tilley@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=11055

Jeff Wilson, jeff.d.wilson@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=6137

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit, which includes the Hard Winter Wheat Quality Laboratory, is to ensure a

high quality and safe U.S. grain supply for our customers by: (1) conducting basic and applied research to identify the physical

characteristics and structural/biochemical components that govern quality; (2) developing rapid, precise, and accurate predictive

technologies for quality assessment; and (3) evaluating the end-use quality of breeding lines.


USDA, ARS, Manhattan, KS

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit, Manhattan, KS, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit, 1515 College Ave.,

Manhattan, KS 66502, USA

Geo-localisation 66502

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-30-05-20

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Floyd Dowell, floyd.dowell@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1451

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit is to conduct research on current problems associated with postharvest

grain conditioning, handling, storage and quality assessments that affect the safety of our food and feed chain. Laboratory,

pilot and full scale grain equipment and storage facilities are used to develop new technologies for facility management, maintenance

of grain quality, objective assessment of grain quality and reducing grain losses in market channels. The research addresses problems

in grain storage, grain flow, grain dust control, wheat hardness testing, wheat milling, dough mixing and digital image analysis for grain

inspection. The in-house research is supplemented with contract research. The objective of the research is to develop new and

improved technologies for farm to market assessment and maintenance of grain quality.


USDA, ARS, Manhattan, KS

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Stored Product Insect Research, Manhattan, KS, USA

Address USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Stored Product Insect Research, 1515 College Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502,

USA

Geo-localisation 66502

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-30-05-30

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

James Throne, james.throne@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=5643

Franklin Arthur, frank.arthur@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=197

James Campbell, james.f.campbell@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=11034

Paul Flinn, paul.flinn@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1761

Brenda Oppert, brenda.oppert@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=4229

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Stored Product Insect Research Unit is to develop economically- and ecologically-sound methods for managing

insect pests in stored grain, processed commodities, and storage and processing facilities. A multi-disciplinary team conducts

fundamental and applied research on new biological and ecological approaches to pest management that will prevent quality losses

due to insect infestation in grains and value-added products during storage and reduce the use of traditional pesticides on grain and

grain products. Successful completion of the mission will provide a sustainable supply of high-quality cereal products.


USDA, ARS, Manhattan, KS

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research, Manhattan, KS, USA

Address USDA, ARS, NPA, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research, Throckmorton Hall 4008,

Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

Geo-localisation 66506

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-30-05-40

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Robert Bowden, robert.bowden@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=31321

Guihua Bai, guihua.bai@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=33317

Ming-Shun Chen, ming-shun.chen@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=21947

John Fellers, john.fellers@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=11040

Jesse Poland, jesse.poland@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=44971

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of this project is to develop and provide genetic solutions to several economically important biotic and abiotic stress

problems in hard winter wheat including leaf rust, stripe rust, stem rust, Hessian fly, Fusarium head blight, acid soils, and heat stress.

We identify new sources of resistance or tolerance, identify resistance and tolerance genes and develop methods for marker-assisted

selection, and provide adapted germplasm lines with new traits to breeders for development of new cultivars.


USDA, ARS, Sidney, MT

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Pest Management Research Unit, Sidney, MT, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Pest Management Research Unit

1500 North Central Avenue

Sidney, MT 59270, USA

Geo-localisation 59270

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-36-05-10

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and website

of main wheat

researchers

John Gaskin, john.gaskin@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=33272

Robert Srygley, robert.srygley@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=40103

Overall description of

wheat research

Mission: Develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects,

pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Emphasis is on biological and cultural management strategies that enhance profitability and

environmental quality..


S USDA, ARS, idney, MT

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Agricultural Systems Research Unit, Sidney, MT, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Agricultural Systems Research Unit

1500 North Central Avenue

Sidney, MT 59270, USA

Geo-localisation 59270

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-36-05-20

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Cropping systems

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Robert Evans, Cropping systems, robert.evans@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=21563

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Agricultural Systems Research Unit (ASRU) is to develop diversified irrigated and dryland cropping systems that

enhance soil and water quality, conserve natural resources, and reduce dependence on agrochemicals in the Upper Missouri River

Basin and the nation; to develop and transfer innovative technologies that improve the economic and environmental viability of

traditional and non-traditional agricultural enterprises; and to provide leadership for interdisciplinary teams and collaborative

partnerships.


USDA, ARS, Lincoln, NE

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Grain, Forage, & Bioenergy Research Unit, Lincoln, NE, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Grain, Forage, & Bioenergy Research Unit

137 Keim Hall/Univ. of Nebraska, East Campus

Lincoln, NE 68583, USA

Geo-localisation 68583

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-40-20-00

Main wheat research Wheat virus

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Roy French, Roy.French@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1845

Robert Graybosch, Bob.Graybosch@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2095

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the unit is to improve the productivity, sustainability of production, and value of grain, forage, and bioenergy crops by

developing improved plant germplasm and management practices with basic and applied research in plant genetics, plant pathology,

molecular biology, and production system management.


USDA, ARS, Fargo, ND

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, NPA, Cereal Crops Research Unit, Fargo, ND, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, NPA, Cereal Crops Research Unit, 1605 Albrecht Blvd. North (Mailing Address), Fargo, ND 58102-2765, USA

Geo-localisation 58102

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=54-42-05-25

Main wheat research Disease resistance, improved marketability, and improved end-use quality are major issues being addressed by this research unit.

themes

These issues are particularly significant to the upper Midwestern U.S., one of the nation's leading production regions for wheat

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and website

of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

Shiaoman Chao, Shiaoman.Chao@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=35165

Justin Faris, Justin.Faris@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=13039

Timothy Friesen, Timothy.Friesen@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=22061

Prem Jauhar, Prem.Jauhar@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2785

Daryl Klindworth, Daryl.Klindworth@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=3053

Shunwen Lu, Shunwen.Lu@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=43230

Jae-Bom Ohm, Jae.Ohm@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=41446

Steven Xu, Steven.Xu@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=32282

The mission of the Cereal Crops Research Unit is to provide basic knowledge and improved germplasm for developing, maintaining,

and improving hard red spring wheat, durum wheat, barley, and oat. Geneticists, pathologists, food technologists, and chemists

investigate the genetics of disease resistance, lodging resistance, other agronomic traits, and the many quality factors of wheat, barley,

and oat. They develop germplasm and genetic stocks useful in genetic analyses and in breeding of improved varieties and investigate

quality of cereal grains for end product use.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- Development of high throughput SNP genotyping assays and analysis of genetic variation in wheat


USDA, ARS, Temple, TX

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, SPA, Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, Temple, Texas, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, SPA, Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory,

808 East Blackland Road

Temple, TX 76502, USA

Geo-localisation 76502

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=62-06-05-00

Main wheat research

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Cropping systems

Email address and website

of main wheat

researchers

Daren Harmel, daren.harmel@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2327

Richard Haney, rick.haney@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=31733

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory (GSWRL) is to develop technology and solutions that increase

efficient use of soil and water resources, maximize forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in

healthy ecosystems. The mission is achieved through laboratory and field experimental research and simulation modeling by a

multidisciplinary staff of scientists and engineers. The specific goals of the Laboratory are to: 1) develop improved soil, water, and crop

management practices for controlling runoff and erosion, protecting water quality, and maintaining cropland and rangeland

productivity; 2) develop crop growth models for optimizing the use of fertilizers, water, pesticides, and other inputs, and for

forecasting crop production; 3) develop models for assessing the quantity and quality of soil and water resources and predicting the

effects of changing management practices and climatic conditions; 4) develop an understanding of the ecosystem processes that

control the structure, species composition, and productivity of rangeland vegetation, and 5) resolve uncertainty concerning effects of

rising atmospheric CO2 levels on ecosystem processes.


USDA, ARS, Lubbock, TX

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, SPA, Cropping Systems Research Laboratory, Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research, Lubbock, TX, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, SPA, Cropping Systems Research Laboratory, Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research

3810 4th Street (Lubbock, TX 79415)

Lubbock, TX 79401, USA

Geo-localisation 79401

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=62-08-05-15

Main wheat research Plant resistance to water-deficit and thermal stresses

themes

Participation to wheat

international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

John Burke, john.burke@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=758

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of Plant Stress and Germplasm Development research unit is to conduct fundamental and applied research on the

response of plants to thermal and water stress and to develop, through traditional and molecular approaches, appropriate germplasm

to reduce the impact of these stresses on crop yields and product quality.


USDA, ARS, Stillwater, OK

Research Unit

USDA, ARS, SPA, Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research, Stillwater, OK, USA

Address

USDA, ARS, SPA, Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research

1301 N. WESTERN ROAD

Stillwater, OK 74075, USA

Geo-localisation 74075

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/locations/locations.htm?modecode=62-17-15-00

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Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Norman Elliott, norman.elliott@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=1582

Gary Puterka, gary.puterka@ars.usda.gov,

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=4550

Overall description of

wheat research

The mission of Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research is to 1) develop cereal crop germplasm with inherent protection against

insects and environmental growth stresses by using genetic techniques; 2) define biological and cultural control methods, life histories,

genetics, biochemical interactions, and economic importance and develop improved agroecosystem management systems; 3) develop

basic peanut germplasm for use in breeding programs to improve peanut cultivars in Southwest peanut-growing areas, with emphasis

on host resistance to disease, environmental stress, and nutritional qualities; and 4) develop basic knowledge of mechanisms that

convey resistance in peanut to diseases and environmental stress.


USDA, ARS, Raleigh, NC

Research Unit

Address

USDA, ARS, SAA, Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh, NC, USA

Plant Science Research Unit

3411 Gardner Hall, NC State University

Raleigh, NC 27695

Geo-localisation 27695

Website

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=66-45-25-00

Main wheat research

themes

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international

consortia/initiatives

Breeding improved cultivars; development of disease resistant cultivars and germplasm; understanding pathogen population dynamics;

molecular marker development and deployment.

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Gina Brown-Guedira, Gina.Brown-Guedira@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=37114

Kent Burkey, Kent.Burkey@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=761

Christina Cowger, Christina.Cowger@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=35444

David Marshall, David.Marshall@ars.usda.gov, http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=33915

Overall description of

wheat research

Mission: Research involved in the use of plant molecular genetics, classical genetics, and plant breeding for crop improvement;

development of superior populations and germplasm of cereal grains (corn, wheat, oat, and barley); development of new techniques

to evaluate, manage and control disease in cereal grains; and determination of how atmospheric contaminants and climate change

affect plant growth, development, yield, and plant-soil interactions.


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University of California, Davis

UC Davis • Department of Plant Sciences •

One Shields Ave. • Davis, CA • 95616, USA

http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/

Regulation of flowering, frost tolerance, senescence and high-grain protein, high temperature stripe rust resistance, evolution

Jorge Dubcosky, jdubcovsky@ucdavis.edu, http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/dubcovsky/

Overall description of

wheat research

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- Marker Assisted Selection in Wheat (MAS Wheat)

- Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (T-CAP)

- Functional Genomics of Stem Rust wheat interaction


Research organisation Cornell University

Research Unit

Cornell Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics

Address

Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Geo-localisation 14583

Website

http://plbrgen.cals.cornell.edu

Main wheat research

themes

Wheat breeding methods, genetics of complex traits, milling & baking quality, seed dormancy, disease resistance, seed size and seed

shape.

Participation to wheat

international

International Triticeae Mapping initiative - http://wheat.pw.usda.gov

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative - http://globalrust.org

consortia/initiatives

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website of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

Mark Sorrells – mes12@cornell.edu - http://plbrgen.cals.cornell.edu/cals/pbg/people/faculty.cfm?netId=mes12

Our wheat research spans the full spectrum of basic to applied research with particular emphasis on breeding methodologies, disease

resistance, comparative genomics, association mapping, allele characterization and genomic selection methods.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- Value-added grains for local and regional food systems

- U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative

- Development of high throughput SNP genotyping assays and analysis of genetic variation in wheat


Research organisation University of Nebraska

Research Unit

Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska

Address

Lincoln, NE 68583, USA

Geo-localisation 68583

Website

http://agronomy.unl.edu/web/agronomy

Main wheat research Hard winter wheat variety development with good winter survival, agronomic performance, stem rust resistance, and end-use quality

themes

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international

consortia/initiatives

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

P. Stephen Baenziger, pbaenziger1@unl.edu, http://agronomy.unl.edu/web/agronomy/baenziger

Stephen N Wegulo, swegulo2@unlnotes.unl.edu; Gary L Hein, ghein@unlnotes.unl.edu;

Jeff Bradshaw, jbradshaw2@unl.edu;

Devin Rose, drose3@unl.edu;

Greg R Kruger, gkruger2@unlnotes.unl.edu;

Drew J Lyon, dlyon@unlnotes.unl.edu;

Dipak Santra, dsantra2@unl.edu;

Teshome Regassa, tregassa2@unl.edu;

Ismail Dweikat, idweikat@unlnotes.unl.edu;

Tom Clemente, tclemente1@unl.edu

Wheat variety development, methodology, and genetics research for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, end-use quality, and the

applications of biotechnology.


Research organisation University of Minnesota

Research Unit

Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota

Address

St. Paul, MN 55108, USA

Geo-localisation 55108

Website

z.umn.edu/jaanderson

Main wheat research Hard red spring wheat breeding and genetics, variety development, Resistance to Fusarium head blight, leaf and stem rust, bacterial

themes

leaf streak, and other diseases, and acceptable agronomic and end-use characteristics

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international

consortia/initiatives

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website of main wheat

researchers

Overall description of

wheat research

James A. Anderson, ander319@umn.edu; z.umn.edu/jaanderson

Comprehensive wheat improvement program, including cultivar development and the investigation of breeding/genetic principles

related to crop improvement. Research is focused on identifying genes for resistance to Fusarium head blight, leaf and stem rust

using DNA markers and incorporating resistance into new cultivars and germplasm using marker-assisted selection.


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Kansas State University

Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

4024 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506

http://www.plantpath.ksu.edu/p.aspx

Email address and

website of main wheat

researchers

Eduard Akhunov, eakhunov@ksu.edu

Overall description of

wheat research

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- Development of high throughput SNP genotyping assays and analysis of genetic variation in wheat

- Functional Genomics of Stem Rust wheat interaction


- Using the next generation sequencing technologies for mapping wheat alien introgressions

- Characterization of wheat chromosome 3A gene space using next generation sequencing platforms

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