The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a research specialist to assist in the dry bean breeding/genetics program.
Candidate is expected to participate in all the field, greenhouse, and laboratory activities involved in a breeding program. This includes the planning, organizing, and conducting of experiments under the supervision of the project leader. Tasks may include (but not limited to) seed and field preparation, planting and maintenance of field trials, and disease evaluations), recording, editing, and data analysis using statistical programs, collaborate with some activities in the DNA laboratory and the canning testing, and assisting the program leader in keeping, preparing, and compiling data and research results.
The candidate is expected to interact and work as part of a team that includes other research specialists, students and interns, growers, plant breeders, and other scientists. Duties will involve all aspects of a breeding/genetics program so the candidate has a holistic approach and learns all the aspects involved in the functioning of a breeding program.
USDA Market News reports trading of dry beans remains mostly light, though higher than recent reports, with good demand compared to last week. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota remain at $48 per hundredweight. Pinto bean prices are up $3 this week to $48 per cwt. Navy beans are unchanged at $42 per hundredweight. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices remain steady at $47-to-$49 per hundredweight. New crop prices for all pulses remain steady to firm. View the September 21 report.
According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 15% very poor, 30% poor, 39% fair, 16% good, and 0% excellent. Dropping leaves was 95%, near 96% last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 57%, ahead of 51% last year and 49% average. Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were 0% very short, 34% short, 34% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 43% very short, 33% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus. In Minnesota, dry beans rated 19% very poor, 24% poor, 46% fair, 19% good, and 2% excellent. Dropping leaves was 95%, near both 92% last year and average. Harvested was 52%, ahead of 42% last year and 48% average. Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 11% very short, 24% short, 61% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 37% short, 43% adequate and 1% surplus. Dry beans were 90% harvested in Montana (including Chickpeas), 73% in Idaho, 91% in Washington, 63% in Colorado, 49% in Nebraska, 30% in Wyoming and 49% in Michigan. Get the latest Crop Progress numbers.
USDA Market News reports that trade remains mostly light, though higher than recent reports, with good demand compared to last week. New crop prices for all pulses remain steady to firm. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota are at $45-to-$47 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $45 per cwt. Navy beans are at $42 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are at $45-to-$49 per cwt.
View the September 14 report.
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