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Internship Projects: Summer 2017

Internship Projects: Summer 2017

Our lab is dedicated to helping college students learn about sunflower research and provide them relevant experience for their future careers. Each year we work with incoming interns to create projects for them to lead. The goal of the project is to help give interns relevant experience they can show prospective employers after they graduate. This year we have had another great group of interns and we had each one write a paragraph about their project. See below to find…

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RHA 485, RHA 486, HA 487 Release

RHA 485, RHA 486, HA 487 Release

The Hulke Lab has released three additional oilseed sunflower germplasms: RHA 485, RHA 486, and HA 487. These lines have been developed to provide similar diversity for resistance to Sclerotinia head and basal stalk rot and Phomopsis canker in a high yielding genetic background, as well as downy mildew resistance! These germplasms are available for industry and public researchers as well. Please contact Brent Hulke for further details. Download the PDF file .

HA 482, RHA 483, and RHA 484 Release

HA 482, RHA 483, and RHA 484 Release

Our lab is proud to announce the release of three oilseed sunflower germplasms. These lines have been developed to provide diversity for resistance to Sclerotinia head and basal stalk rot, as well as Phomopsis stalk canker in a high yielding genetic background. These germplasms are available for use by industry and public researchers. Please contact Brent Hulke for further details. Download the PDF file .

Lab Picnic!

Lab Picnic!

Last weekend, our extended lab family held a picnic at Oak Grove Park, where we grilled, played frisbee golf, and rode Brian’s tandem bike. Despite a few frisbees hitting Anna and a parked car, and taking a permanent swim in the river, the get-together was a success!  

Intern Highlight: Jonathan Tetlie

Intern Highlight: Jonathan Tetlie

My name is Jonathan Tetlie and I am currently pursuing a masters degree in entomology with a focus on pollinators.  The project that I worked on during the summer of 2016 focused on sunflower anatomy and how certain physical traits could influence access for pollinators, thus increasing pollination efficacy and lowing rates of selfing.  This project focused specifically on sunflower floret length under the premise that longer florets would hinder pollination particularly from smaller bees with shorter proboscises.  In order…

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Intern Highlight: Jordan Nelson

Intern Highlight: Jordan Nelson

I’m Jordan Nelson, a Senior at North Dakota State University majoring in Agriculture Economics and minoring in Crop and Weed Science. I have been interning in the Hulke Lab for about one year now and it has honestly been fantastic. I was somewhat intimidated right away when I accepted the position of biological research aid, but the entire lab was welcoming and quickly made me feel comfortable. Being able to work both outside and inside was a very unique characteristic…

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Intern Highlight: Keegan Jones

Intern Highlight: Keegan Jones

I’m Keegan Jones, a junior at North Dakota State University, and my major is Mechanical Engineering. I never thought that I would end up in an agricultural research position, and the story of becoming a biological sciences aid is too bizarre to tell here, but what I will say is that I really enjoyed working as an intern for the Hulke Lab! In my time at the Hulke lab, I have participated in every step of their research process, and…

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Intern Highlight: Greta Rockstad

Intern Highlight: Greta Rockstad

This week we are going to highlight our interns from last summer. We had each one write a paragraph about there experience in our lab. First up is Greta Rockstad: Hi! My name is Greta Rockstad, and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota studying genetics. I interned in the Hulke lab last summer, and I am very grateful I had the opportunity to do so. I got a chance to expand my interests in plant breeding…

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RHA 478, 479, 480, and HA 481 Release

RHA 478, 479, 480, and HA 481 Release

Our lab is proud to announce the release four oilseed sunflower germplasms: RHA 478, 479, 480, and HA 481. RHA 478 is an imidazolinone tolerant, Sclerotinia head and basal stalk rot resistant, high oleic F8-derived F9 restorer oilseed sunflower line. RHA 479 is a Sclerotinia head rot and Phomopsis stalk canker resistant F8-derived F9 restorer oilseed sunflower line with a linoleic oil profile. RHA 480 is an imidazolinone tolerant, Phomopsis stalk canker resistant F8-derived F9 restorer oilseed sunflower line with…

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RHA 477 Oilseed Release

RHA 477 Oilseed Release

Our lab is proud to have released a new restorer oilseed germplasm, RHA 477 as of November 18th. RHA 477 is a F7-derived F9 restorer oilseed sunflower line selected from the cross RHA 468/R-7009. RHA 468 is an imidazolinone herbicide tolderant, downy mildew resistant, oilseed restorer line (by USDA and NDAES), while R-7009 is the donor line of early maturity and was obtained through a germplasm exchange with Dr. Mikhail Christov of Bulgaria. Check out the full release statement below!…

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