The overall objective of the activity is to develop improved field pea varieties and germplasm with improved yield, harvestability and disease resistance for Canadian pulse growers. The methods used in the activity are classical plant breeding for self-pollinated crops, i.e. hybridization followed by pedigree selection.
The significant achievements in the reporting period of 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31 are as follows.
New field pea varieties: Three candidate pea varieties were supported for registration by the Prairie Recommending Committee Pulse and Specialty Crops (PRCPSC). They are P0520-116, P0521-109 and P0750-02. The commercialization rights of these candidate varieties have been granted to FP Genetics, SK in 2016, Legume Logic, ND, U.S.A in 2017 and SeedNet, AB in 2017, respectively. In addition, an orange pea variety AAC Oriol was issued a Certificate of Eligibility for Certification by the Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA). It is the first orange pea variety developed at AAFC. The variety was licensed to Wayfinder Farms, SK in 2016.
Plant Breeder's Rights: AAC Carver, a yellow pea variety that was licensed to Canterra Seeds, MB, was granted the Plant Breeders Rights by CFIA on November 8, 2016.
Varieties and/or Plant Breeders Rights reported in the previous years
AAC Ardill: a yellow pea variety registered on 6 June, 2013 (Reg. No. 7403). It was licenced to Wagon Wheel Seed Corp. (Box 229, Churchbridge, SK, Canada S0H 0M0) for commercial production.
AAC Barrhead: a yellow pea variety registered on 30 May, 2014 (Reg. No. 7393). The variety was awarded to Canseed Canada Ltd., (2421 Twp. Rd. 593A RR #1, Barrhead, AB, T7N 1N2) for commercial production.
AAC Lacombe: a yellow pea variety registered on 30 May, 2014 (Reg. No. 7394). It was licenced to SeedNet Inc., (P.O. Box 1150, Vulcan, AB, T0L 2B0) for commercial production.
AAC Carver: a yellow pea variety registered on 4 December, 2014 (Reg. No. 7618) was licensed to Canterra Seeds for commercial production.
Project lead: Dr. Dengjin Bing (403) 782-8875 email@example.com