|Brick, M - UNIV OF COLORADO|
|Schwartz, H - UNIV OF IDAHO|
|Singh, S - UNIV OF IDAHO|
Submitted to: Bean Improvement Cooperative Annual Report
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2000
Publication Date: May 1, 2000
Citation: MIKLAS, P.N., BRICK, M.A., SCHWARTZ, H.F., SINGH, S.P. TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL GERMPLASM WITH PROMISE FOR ESTABLISHING NEW MARKETCLASSES OF DRY BEAN FOR NORTH AMERICA.. BEAN IMPROVEMENT COOPERATIVE ANNUAL REPORT, 43:114-115. 2000. Technical Abstract: Several dozen market classes of dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are grown and consumed in tropical and subtropical Latin America and elsewhere. There are primarily twelve dry bean market classes currently grown in U.S. and Canada: small white, navy, great northern, white kidney, alubia, dark red kidney, light red kidney, cranberry, pinto, pink, small red, and black. Over the last few years, promising breeding lines and germplasm representing a wide range of market classes have been introduced from CIAT, Cali, Colombia. Preliminary evaluation for adaptation, and Fusarium root rot, BCMV, and rust reactions were made at Fort Colllins (CO) and Prosser (WA). Growth habit, relative maturity, and seed quality were also considered in selection of the promising entries reported here. With the primary objective of establishing new export markets in mind, these lines will provide breeders with a starting point from which to develop cultivars ssuitable for U.S. production of new Latin American dry bean market types.