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Research Project: GxExM Innovation in Intelligence (GEMINI) for Climate Adaptation

Location: Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Research

Project Number: 2090-21220-003-002-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 1, 2022
End Date: Oct 31, 2024

Objective 1: Development of Genomics-assisted models for use in multiple trait selection for climate resilience and cooking quality in dry bean. Objective 2: Dissection of G x E x M effects on traits affecting maturity and production of dry bean in response to different stress environments. Objective 3: Breeding dry beans for sustainable production across diverse environments.

Collection of agronomic, nutrition, quality, remote sensing, and AI based phenotypic traits across a diverse array of bean genotypes tested in diverse environments across Washington State. Model fitting for yield, other agronomic, physiological, nutritional, and sensory/processing traits will be conducted using best linear unbiased estimators (BLUEs) for each site-year combination. Interaction of phenotypic trait x environment x genotype (SNP) data will be used for QTL x environment analyses to develop baseline models for use in genomic-assisted breeding of lines for specific stress and for wide adaptation to multiple stress environments. Data will contribute to buildng larger models incorporating photo-thermal effects for application in Africa.