Research Projects

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program

YearProject TitleResearcher
2018-2020Comparative Effectiveness of Bean Promotion Strategies Using Multiphase Optimization: Pilot StudyPaula Brauer, University of Guelph
2018-2020Yield response of dry beans to variable rate seedingMeghan Moran, Canola and Edible Bean Specialist, OMAFRA
2018-2020Approaches to weed management in edible beans in OntarioPeter Sikkema, University of Guelph
2019-2021Bean breeding germplasm screening for resistance to emerging diseasesPeter Pauls, University of Guelph

Growing Forward 2 Projects

YearProject TitleResearcher
2013-2018Approaches to Weed Management in Edible Beans in OntarioPeter Sikkema, University of Guelph
2015-2018Assessment of hard seeds in Ontario navy beansDr. Parthiba Balasubramanian, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2015-2018Breeding Otebo Beans for production in OntarioJim Kelly, Michigan State University
2015-2018Reproductive biology and overwintering success of the Western Bean CutwormJeremy McNeil, University of Western Ontario
2015-2017Reduction of blood glucose with beans: defining the minimum doseDan Ramdath, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2016-2018Adzuki Bean Agronomic field trials for Ontario FarmersChris Gillard, University of Guelph
2016-2017Development of Improved Weed Management Strategies for Ontario Dry BeansPeter Sikkema, University of Guelph

Pulse Science Cluster

administered by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers

Ontario Bean Growers (OBG) has invested nearly $1.4 million, over the next 5 years, into bean research projects that seek to improve productivity and reduce threats to pulse crop production, as well as one project that is collecting evidence for a health claim.

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Cluster program, OBG will be leveraging their grower dollar investment with $2.6 million of Government and other industry partner funding.

OBG is contributing to five out of the sixteen Pulse Science Cluster projects.

YearProject TitleResearcher/Investor
2020Identification of dry bean lines in Ontario and the Prairies with improved canning and cooking qualityPrincipal Investigator: Parthiba Balasubramanian, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2020Dry bean disease screening and development of germplasm with disease resistancePrincipal Investigator: Jamie Larsen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Co-Investigator: Owen Wally, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2020Breeding for sustainable and profitable bean production in OntarioPrincipal Investigator: Peter Pauls, University of Guelph
2020Applied pest management in dry bean production systemsPrincipal Investigator: Chris Gillard, University of Guelph
Co-Investigators: Francis Larney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Syama Chatterton, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2020A bean efficacy study: A dose response study to investigate the cholesterol-lowering effects of beansPrincipal Investigator: Alison Duncan, University of Guelph
Co-Investigators: Dan Ramdath, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Thomas Wolever, INQUIS Clinical Research Ltd (formerly Glycemic Index Laboratories)

Click here for more information about the National Pulse Science Research Clusters

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