Jason Brantner

Research Fellow - NWROC
495 Borlaug Hall

1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Biography

My appointment at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center in Crookston as a Research Fellow involves conducting research on the sugar beet plant pathology project (76%) and coordinating operation and space allocation in Bergland Laboratory (24%). Our research project focuses on the biology and integrated management of economic soilborne diseases of sugar beet with emphasis on Aphanomyces cochlioides and Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2. During the summer, the laboratory also diagnoses disease problems for the sugar beet industry and growers. The rest of my time is spent helping people with space assignments, use of space and equipment, computer set-up of environmental parameters, and troubleshooting equipment problems in Bergland Laboratory. This building is a controlled environment science facility shared by the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota Crookston, and Minnesota Department of Agriculture and includes green houses, growth rooms, and growth chambers, as well as a headhouse, research laboratory, and classroom laboratory.