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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Slow Darkening Pinto Beans: Development, Agronomic Evaluation, and Quality Testing


Project Number: 5354-21220-016-17-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 20, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2012

To develop pinto bean cultivars with slow darkening trait for production in North Dakota

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.

Last Modified: 10/17/2017
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