Pulse Science Cluster 

2018 Research Day Presentations

Weed Management – Dr. Peter Sikkema, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
Dry Bean Production Tips  – Chris Gillard, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
Beans Bred for Ontario – Dr. K. Peter Pauls, University of Guelph
The WBC Scouting Experience in 2018 – Meghan Moran, Edible Bean & Canola Specialist, OMAFRA

Past Research Projects

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.