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.