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Canadian Pulse Science Research Cluster Next Policy Framework

The Canadian pulse industry is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for possible inclusion in a third research cluster, within AAFC’s newest agricultural policy framework, for the period of 2018-2023.

Industry discussion has identified the following national and provincial scientific research priorities that will support a profitable and sustainable pulse industry in Canada:

Increase pulse yields by 20% by 2027, concomitant with low cost of production and improved nutritional quality

  • Increase utilization of pulses
    • As whole food by 10% by 2023
    • As ingredients in product categories such as analogues and extruded products by 5-10% by 2023
    • As ingredients in new markets such as pet food (20%), aquafeed (10%), and other industrial uses (10%) by 2023
  • To have a pulse crop option for every arable acre in Canada by 2027.

Pulse Industry Priorities

Letter of Intent Template

Deadline for submission of LOIs December 15, 2016
Call for full research proposals January 23, 2017
Deadline for full proposals for selected LOIs March 15, 2017

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Development of dry bean germplasm and varieties adapted to SW Ontario

April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2017 Objectives: Incorporate anthracnose resistance in CBB resistant background in different market classes and maturity groups Develop breeding materials and varieties with resistance to anthracnose, CBB and BCMV with reasonable tolerance against white mould and root rot A pedigree analysis using the coefficient of parentage indicated a narrow genetic […]

Applied dry bean nitrogen management

April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2015 This project is led by Dr. Chris Gillard, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus Objectives: Studies over four years at the Huron Research Station indicate a linear response to nitrogen fertilizer up to 70 kg N ha-1 in some years (unpublished data). The response was consistent over all three […]

Applied dry bean pest management

April 1, 2013- March 31, 2017 This project is led by Dr. Chris Gillard, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Objectives: Ongoing studies are investigating the efficacy of white mold fungicides for anthacnose control, the risk of anthracnose transmission associated with various field activities (collaborating with R. Conner, AAFC), disease transmission in a seed processing facility, the […]

Develop and assess molecular diagnostic procedures for the rapid, specific and sensitive detection of root rot pathogens in symptomatic dry bean roots

April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2017 This project is led by Dr. Debra McLaren, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Objectives: The increasing impact of root rot on dry bean may be associated with shifts in the composition of Fusarium spp. and other root rot pathogens related to agronomic practices such crop rotation with susceptible hosts, […]

Developing herbicide tolerance in dry beans

April 1, 2013- March 31, 2017 This project is led by Dr. Frederic Marsolais, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Objectives: For dry edible beans, the herbicide imazethapyr (Pursuit) is generally utilized pre-emergence (PRE) or preplant incorporated (PPI) to control broadleaf weeds. Although dry beans have a good tolerance to this herbicide, a major disadvantage is a narrow margin of […]

Innovative approaches to weed management in edible beans in Ontario

May 1, 2013 – October 31, 2017 This project is led by Dr. Peter Sikkema, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Objectives: To determine the tolerance of edible beans to halosulfuron applied postemergence at various growth stages of edible beans To determine the relative efficacy of halosulfuron applied either preplant incorporated, preemergence or postemergence To determine […]

Western Bean Cutworm No Choice Lab Feeding Study

July 1, 2013 – September 31, 2013 This project is led by Dr. Chris Gillard at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Objectives: Determine the efficacy and timing of insecticide controls To better understand the larval feeding habits of WBC in several key dry bean market classes using a controlled, no choice lab study Results […]

Evaluating Adaptation and Quality of Advanced Ontario Dry Bean Cultivars

June 6, 2013 – March 1, 2015 This project is led by Dr. Brian Hall, OMAF. Objectives: Establish procedures for the field evaluation of the agronomic performance and quality attributes of new Ontario dry bean varieties Evaluate several newly released coloured bean varieties for agronomic performance and market acceptance Introduction of cultivars with resistance to […]

Weed Management in Edible Beans

January 1, 2013 – October 31, 2013 This project was led by Dr. Peter Sikkema at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Objectives: To determine the tolerance of four classes of edible beans (Adzuki, Black, Kidney, White) to Sandea applied POST at five application timings (1-2 trifoliate, 3-4 trifoliate, 5-6 trifoliate, 1st flower, 1st pod) […]