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Developing dry bean cultivars and germplasm with high yield, disease resistance and marketable seed quality

Dry bean is an important cash and rotation crop in Manitoba, with ~ 150,000 acres of dry beans grown in 2012. Releases of cultivars with high yield, disease resistance and marketable seed quality are crucial to sustain dry bean production in this region.

This research project aims to coordinate and conduct the annual Long Season Wide Row Dry Bean Cooperative Registration Trials and the Regional Variety Trials (RVTs), improve dry bean disease resistance with a focus on common bacterial blight, anthracnose and white mould in major bean market classes, develop molecular markers for seed hardness, and continue breeding selection for improved yield, seed quality and early-maturity for production in Manitoba. Results of the co-op trials are submitted annually to the Prairie Grain Development Committee and are used to request support for registration of dry bean cultivars in Canada. 

 

Theme: Genetic Improvement
Project Title: Development of dry bean cultivars/germplasm with high yield, disease resistance and marketable seed quality for production in Manitoba
Funding partners: Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers and Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada
Research Team: Dr. Anfu Hou – AAFC Morden; Dr. Frederic Marsolais – AAFC London; Dr. Robert Conner – AAFC - Morden


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Dry bean is an important cash and rotation crop in Manitoba, with ~ 150,000 acres of dry beans grown in 2012. Releases of cultivars with high yield, disease resistance and marketable seed quality are crucial to sustain dry bean production in this region.

 

This research project aims to coordinate and conduct the annual Long Season Wide Row Dry Bean Cooperative Registration Trials and the Regional Variety Trials (RVTs), improve dry bean disease resistance with a focus on common bacterial blight, anthracnose and white mould in major bean market classes, develop molecular markers for seed hardness, and continue breeding selection for improved yield, seed quality and early-maturity for production in Manitoba. Results of the Coop Trials are submitted annually to the Prairie Grain Development Committee and used to request support for registration of dry bean cultivars in Canada. RVT data is published in the Seed Manitoba guide and in the MPSG’s Pulse Beat magazine.

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