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University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
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This project is funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

Research Projects

The following research projects were conducted while the Center was funded by a USDA Special Research Grant from 2000-2013. Originally called the New Crop Opportunities Center, the name was changed in 2010 to Crop Diversification & Biofuel Research & Education Center to reflect a new emphasis on bioenergy research. Details about these projects and results are available by clicking on the links in the column at the right.

2000-2003
2001-2004
2002-2005
2003-2006
2004-2007

2005-2006
2006-2009
2007-2008
2008-2011
2009-2012

2010-2013

Phase I (2000-2003)
Horticultural Crops

Bacterial spot resistance, yields and quality in bell and specialty peppers (PI: Brent Rowell; $25,800)

Blackberries for fresh and processing markets (PI: John Strang; $31,220)

Nursery crop development (PI: Win Dunwell; $47,000)

Greenhouse crops (PI: Robert Anderson; $45,000)

Specialty Grains

Insect pest management for optimization of end-use quality and yield in high-oil corn (PI: Grayson Brown; $36,000)

Evaluation of high-value traits for corn in Kentucky (PI: C.G. Poneleit; $17,000)

Testing novel soybean varieties (PI: Larry J. Grabau; $19,000)

Novel management of novel soybean varieties (PI: Larry J. Grabau; $11,000)

Breeding triple-null lipoxygenase soybean cultivars (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $13,600)

Developing nitrogen fertilization strategies for control of grain protein levels in soft winter wheats (PI: John H. Grove; $22,000)

Breeding soft white winter wheat for Kentucky (PI: Dave Van Sanford; $17,000)

Drying, storage and germination characteristics of selected specialty grains (PI: Sam McNeill; $8,300)

Analyzing the profit and risk potential of new crop varieties (PI: Gregg Ibendahl; $40,000)

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Phase II (2001-2004)
Horticultural Crops

Disease resistance, yield, and quality in priority vegetable crops for Kentucky (PI: Brent Rowell; $26,800)

Blackberries for fresh and processing markets (PI: John Strang; $31,000)

Nursery crop development (PI: Win Dunwell; $46,000)

Greenhouse crops (PI: Robert Anderson; $47,000)

Specialty Grains

Insect pest management for optimization of end-use quality and yield in high-oil corn (PI: Grayson C. Brown; $16,000)

Evaluation of high-value traits for corn in Kentucky (PI: C.G. Poneleit; $22,000)

Testing novel soybean varieties (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $40,000)

Novel management of novel soybean varieties (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $13,574)

Breeding triple-null lipoxygenase soybean cultivars (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $18,000)

Developing nitrogen fertilization strategies for control of grain protein levels in soft winter wheats (PI: John H. Grove; $37,000)

Breeding soft white winter wheat for Kentucky (PI: David A. Van Sanford; $29,500)

Analyzing the profit and risk potential of new crop varieties (PI: Gregg Ibendahl; $45,000)

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Phase III (2002-2005)
Horticultural Crops

Extending blackberry fruit shelf life with modified atmosphere storage (PI: Doug Archbold; $59,020)

Evaluation of high tunnels for winter production of specialty greens in Kentucky (PI: Robert Houtz; $60,020)

Evaluation of the potential of Capsicum baccatum for production of high-value gourmet products and novel ornamental landscape plants (PI: John Snyder; $59,020)

Evaluation of cultural practices for container production of tropical flowering woody vines in Kentucky (PI: Mark Williams; $69,020)

Nursery crop development (PI: Win Dunwell; $23,000)

Cut roses for Christmas and Valentine's Day from cuttings (PI: Robert Anderson; $20,500)

Specialty Grains

Evaluation of high-value traits for corn in Kentucky (PI: William Pearce; $24,000)

Evaluating soil fertility recommendations in terms of corn grain quality (PI: John H. Grove; $44,000)

Testing novel soybean varieties (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $32,600)

Breeding triple-null lipoxygenase soybean cultivars (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $44,300)

The effect of changes in seed protein concentration on seed growth characteristics of soybean (PI: Dennis B. Egli; $25,518)

Breeding soft white winter wheat for Kentucky (PI: Dave Van Sanford; $44,300)

Continued economic analysis of new crop varieties (PI: Gregg Ibendahl; $30,500)

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Phase IV (2003-2006)
Horticultural Crops

Evaluation of pesticide-free insect control for flower, fruit and vegetable transplants with nitrogen gas fumigation (PI: Robert Anderson; $104,303)

Development of organic production systems for horticultural crops in Kentucky (PI: Mark Williams; $70,039)

Cut woody stems for the florist trade (PI: Robert E. McNiel; $47,344)

Applied market research and feasibility studies for selected horticultural products (PI: Tim Woods; $54,780)

Specialty Grains

Breeding soft white winter wheat for Kentucky (PI: David Van Sanford; $27,500)

Edamame (green vegetable soybean) production systems for extended harvest (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $47,200)

Developing and demonstrating identity-preserved protocols for grain production (PI: Samuel G. McNeill; $38,300)

New no-till corn silage opportunities in Kentucky (PI: Chad Lee; $57,908)

Management for quality straw: Giving added value to Kentucky's winter wheat (PI: John H. Grove; $36,500)

Economic evaluation of identity-preserved grains (PI: Gregg Ibendahl; $30,000)

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Phase V (2004-2007)
Horticultural Crops

Rudy Haag burning bush as a non-invasive alternative to current burning bush cultivars for Kentucky nursery production (PI: Robert Geneve; $67,901)

Management of the thermal environment of high tunnel and tobacco greenhouses in Kentucky (PI: Robert Anderson; $52,358)

Developing organic apple thinning agents for Kentucky fruit growers (PI: Douglas Archbold; $70,047)

Evaluating crop and soil fertility changes during transition to an organic vegetable production system (PI: Mark Williams; $76,966)

Specialty Grains

Evaluation of high-value traits for corn in Kentucky (PI: William Pearce; $22,376)

Sweet sorghum improvement (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $53,400)

Conventional and molecular breeding of soft white winter wheat for Kentucky (PI: David A. Van Sanford; $43,300)

A risk management analysis of low phytate corn in Kentucky (PI: Carl R. Dillon; $40,054)

Organic grain crops field research initiative (PI: Larry Grabau; $44,045)

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Phase VI (2005-2008)
Horticultural Crops

Evaluating the sustainability of two widely used organic production systems and their potential use in Kentucky (PI: Mark Williams; $70,719)

Sustainable management of insect pests and diseases of nursery-grown maples in Kentucky (PI: Daniel A. Potter; $61,798)

Hydrangea macrophylla as cut woody stems for the florist trade (PI: Robert E. McNiel; $74,484)

Development of a novel production system to enhance the survival and growth of flowering dogwood, Cornus florida (PI: Robert Geneve; $25,000)

Specialty Grains

Antioxidant activity of soft winter wheat cultivars (PI: David Van Sanford; $26,750)

Evaluation of high fermentable corn hybrids in Kentucky (PI: Michael D. Montross; $40,170)

An econometric assessment of specialty grain crops in Kentucky (PI: Carl Dillon; $56,806)

New no-till corn silage opportunities in Kentucky (PI: Chad Lee; $32,684)

Testing novel soybean varieties (PI: Eugene Lacefield; $24,000)

Edamame production systems: Improving spring transplant production (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $46,660)

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Phase VII (2006-2009)
Horticultural Crops

Developing optimized organic production systems for leafy greens in Kentucky (PI: Mark Williams; $17,000)

Optimizing market quality of edamame (PI: Douglas Archbold; $49,100)

Plasticulture strawberry production (PI: John Strang; $8,700)

The development of organic blueberry production and value-added products (PI: Tim Woods; $18,580)

Optimizing pot-in-pot nursery production for Kentucky growers (PI: Robert Geneve; $45,914)

Evaluating the role of generalist predators in reducing damage and disease transmission by slugs in strawberry crops (PI: James D. Harwood; $63,000)

Specialty Grains

Gluten strength of soft red winter wheat lines (PI: David Van Sanford; $28,800)

Nitrogen fertility and performance of hulless barley (PI: William P. Bruening; $19,950

Breeding soybean for edamame and organic black soybean production (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $46,463)

Nitrogen: A new crop for Kentucky corn producers (PI: G.J. Schwab; $19,288)

Evaluation of new high value grain crops for Kentucky farming (PI: Chad Lee; $33,460)

Develop an accurate protocol for evaluating corn hybrids for ethanol production (PI: William Pearce; $30,362)

A whole farm management profit and risk model (PI: Carl R. Dillon; $53,583)

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Phase VIII (2007-2008)
Horticultural Crops

Organic apple orchard establishment (PI: Douglas Archbold; $55,000)

Rudy Haag burning bush as a non-invasive alternative to current burning bush cultivars for Kentucky nursery production (PI: Robert Geneve; $65,000)

Sustainable management for Japanese and green June beetles impacting grape production (PI: Daniel Potter; $25,000)

Optimizing organic production of select small fruits using high tunnels (PI: Mark Williams; $40,500)

Optimizing romaine lettuce production in Kentucky (PI: Mark Williams; $40,500)

Specialty Grains

Utilization of sweet sorghum as a feedstock for ethanol production (PI: Mike Montross; $31,875)

Sweet sorghum improvement (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $40,980)

Impact of fusarium head blight on gluten strength of soft winter wheat lines (PI: Dave Van Sanford; $32,296)

Organic grain crops field research initiative (PI: Larry Grabau; $50,590)

An economic evaluation of nonGMO corn and nonGMO soybeans (PI: Carl Dillon; $31,360)

Mechanical harvesting of edamame (PI: Tim Stombaugh; $65,175)

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Phase IX (2008-2011)
Horticultural Crops

Developing an optimized organic production system to control cucumber beetles in cucurbits (PI: Mark Williams; $55,500)

Examining market demand for raspberry and blackberry value-added products (PI: Tim Woods; $29,888)

Increasing irrigation water use efficiency in vegetables and small fruits using automated pulsed or microdrip irrigation systems (PI: Tim Coolong; $38,713)

Hydrangea macrophylla for cut stems for the florist trade (PI: Sharon Bale; $32,832)

Sustainable pest management for Japanese beetles and green june beetles impacting grape production (PI: Derrick Hammons; $3,000)

Specialty Grains

Testing novel soybean varieties (PI: Eugene Lacefield; $8,000)

Optimizing variety selection and planting patterns for mechanically harvested edamame production in Kentucky (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $10,769)

Continued evaluation of corn hybrids for ethanol production (PI: William L. Pearce; $17,500)

Further evaluation of flax and development of chia as new high-value grain crops for Kentucky farming (PI: Chad Lee; $16,037)

Organic grain cropping systems research initiative (PI: Larry Grabau; $60,594)

Ethanol and electricity potential of switchgrass in Kentucky (PI: Mike Montross; $31,040)

Soft white winter wheat in Kentucky: Impact of seed coat color genes on added value and resistance to mycotoxins (PI: David Van Sanford; $22,428)

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Phase X (2009-2012)
Horticultural Crops

Evaluation of natural sprays for control of economically important foliar and fruit diseases of tomato and cucurbits (PI: Paul Vincelli; $23,667)

Marketing nutrition for Kentucky produce (PI: Tim Woods; $23,865)

Increasing fertilizer efficiency with an automated pulsed irrigation system (PI: Tim Coolong; $6,103)

Annualized perennial production: An untapped opportunity for Kentucky's greenhouse growers (PI: Rebecca Schnelle; $38,240)

Developing an optimized production system for fresh market sweet onion production in Kentucky (PI: Tim Coolong; $33,107)

Specialty Grains

Developing a biomass energy crop trial for renewable energy production (PI: Mike Montross; $24,716)

Soft white winter wheat in Kentucky: Impact of seed coat color genes on added value and resistance to mycotoxins (PI: David Van Sanford; $8,010)

Response of hulless and hulled barley grain yield and composition to nitrogen fertility (PI: William Bruening; $16,950)

Sweet sorghum improvement (PI: Todd Pfeiffer; $23,184)

Whole farm analysis of edamame production in Kentucky (PI: Carl Dillon; $49,096)

No-till cropping systems for organic and sustainable corn and soybean production (PI: Larry Grabau; $27,327)

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Phase XI (2010-2013)

New crop opportunities in cellulosic bioenergy (PI: Seth DeBolt; $100,000)

New crop opportunities in sustainable/organic production systems (PI: Mark Williams; $50,003)

Novel new crop opportunities (PI: Tim Coolong; $42,976)


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