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Developing field pea varieties with improved disease resistance and harvestability

Field pea variety development is a continuous process. It can take more than 10 generations to develop a variety, which each generation building on materials developed within previous generation.

 

The research objectives for this project include:
  • evaluation of advanced breeding lines in Western Canada Field Pea Co-operative Registration Tests (Pea Co-op Tests) for variety registration and produce breeder seed of new varieties.
  • development and evaluation of elite breeding lines at multi-geoclimatic regions to identify adapted genotypes.
  • development of breeding materials with improved disease resistance (Ascochyta complex, powdery mildew and root diseases) and harvestability



Theme: Genetic Improvement
Project Title: Development of field pea varieties with improved disease resistance and harvestability
Funding partners: Alberta Pulse Growers and Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada
Research Team: Dr. Dengjin Bing – AAFC Lethbridge; Dr. Yantai Gan – AAFC Swift Current; Dr. Debra McLaren – AAFC Brandon; Dr. Ron DePauw – AAFC Swift Current



Links to more information:

Project Abstract
APG Pulse Crop News – Summer 2014, pg 29
APG Pulse Crop News – Summer 2015, pg 27
APG Pulse Crop News – Summer 2016, pg 16

 

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