Project Number: 5354-21220-016-17
Start Date: Oct 20, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2012
A recessive gene 'sd' that conditions slow darkening in pinto bean will be transferred into advanced pinto bean lines with good agronomic characteristics. These advanced lines will be tested for adaptation to North Dakota production environments and for ability to maintain bright seeds despite prolonged harvest due to inclement weather conditions.