2018 Call for Proposals

Ontario Bean Growers – Call for Proposals October 2017

Ontario Bean Growers – Call for Proposals October 2017 – Budget Template

The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday December 20 at 4:00pm EST

Ontario Bean Growers is currently engaged in the following research projects, either as the project lead or collaborator:

Growing Forward 2 Projects (administered by Ontario Bean Growers)

Pulse Science Cluster Project Activities (administered by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers)

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  • Selecting dry bean lines with improved canning quality attributes in the Cooperation Registration Trials and advanced yield trials in Ontario and the three Prairie Provinces.
  • Ontario bean breeding program is developing new adapted bean varieties that incorporate enhanced multiple disease resistance and higher yield and quality with higher levels of beneficial compounds and to develop new knowledge of the inheritance of the traits of interest in the program for sustainable production in Ontario.
  • Isolating and characterizing dry bean genotypes with tolerance to imazethapyr to integrate the trait into the Ontario breeding program. Develop tolerance to imazethapyr, glyphosate and glufosinate in dry bean through an innovative stable transformation platform.
  • Identifying molecular diagnostic procedures for the rapid, specific and sensitive detection of root rot pathogens in symptomatic dry bean roots.
  • Developing and refining pest management programs for key dry bean pests in Canada.
  • Determining the interaction of soil health and nitrogen fertilizer, to maximize dry bean yield and economic returns.

Updates on these projects will be shared via the newsletter and on OBG’s website as they are made available to us.