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Identify advanced dry bean breeding lines or co-op entries with resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and white mold. Develop new methods for controlling halo blight in dry beans

A major impediment to bean production in Canada is the lack of dry bean cultivars with adequate levels of resistance to the most prevalent foliar diseases including common bacterial blight, white mould and anthracnose. The incidence and severity of all three of these diseases in dry bean is strongly influenced by the prevailing weather conditions and cultural practices. The development of disease resistant cultivars of dry bean is one of the most effective and environmentally sustainable methods for reducing yield losses and promoting stable crop production.

This research project will involve evaluation of co-op entries, germplasm lines, genetic material and advanced breeding lines from AAFC breeding programs for their reactions to anthracnose, common bacterial blight (CBB) and white mould.


Theme: Genetic Improvement
Project Title: Identify advanced dry bean breeding lines or co-op entries with resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and white mold. Develop new methods for controlling halo blight in dry beans
Funding partners: Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers and Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada
Research Team: Dr. Robert Conner – AAFC Morden; Dr. Debra McLaren – AAFC Brandon; Dr. Anfu Hou – AAFC Morden; Dr. Parthiba Balasubramanian – AAFC Lethbridge



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