MPSG Hosts Dried Bean Tour at AAC Morden –


Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) held a dry bean tour this week at AAFC’s Research and Development Center in Morden.

Manitoba Agriculture Pulse Specialist Dennis Lange’s presentation focused on regional variety testing.

“We’re at the Morden Research Station here and this is one of the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers variety trials we do for dry beans. It’s one of four locations we have in the province. The classes we grow are marines, blacks, pintos, kidneys, crans, and we have some Great Northerns as well as wax beans in this mix as well. Very nice site. Even at this time of year, we see differences between the different varieties. Some varieties have slightly more bacterial blight and common blight. You can really select them right now.

Lange commented on the overall goal of the trials.

“Ultimately we want to get yield data, that’s the key part of this trial, get yield data out of that. Among the other things we’re looking at as well, we’re looking at disease tolerance. Things like bacterial blight and white mold susceptibility. We also look for other things, such as root rot issues. Usually these sites are pretty good, but if you see anything in the test that is cause for concern, we can identify it early.These trials are regional trials, so that’s what the grower can see and the data from that trial is actually used as additional data when it comes to registering your varieties. support to help register a variety.”

Data will be available in the next edition of Seed Manitoba and the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Variety Guide.


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