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Bean Breeding Tour

Bean variety mixture trial at Elora Research Station

Bean variety mixture trial at Elora Research Station

The University of Guelph Bean Breeding program is inviting everyone to join the Ontario Pulse Committee for their tour of the Elora station field trial site, on Thursday August 22nd, 2019. This is part of an expanded invitation to the Ontario bean community to get an inside view of the testing procedure for registering new bean varieties in Ontario, to get a preview of the material in the bean breeding pipeline and to learn about the latest bean genetics research at the University of Guelph. The tour will begin with a lunch at the Elora Crops Research Centre building at 12:00 and guided tours of the registration trials and research trials at Elora begin at 12:45. Come see the breeding plots, Anthracnose resistance screen, herbicide resistance plot, nitrogen management plot, variety mixture trials, and genetic studies of Adzuki bean variability.

Please RSVP to Tom Smith thsmith@uoguelph.ca.