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Research Project: Genetic Enhancement of Dry Bean Nutritional and Processing Qualities

Location: Sugarbeet and Bean Research

Title: Registration of ‘Alpena' navy bean

Author
item Kelly, James - Michigan State University
item Varner, Greg - Michigan Dry Bean Production Research Advisory Board
item Cichy, Karen
item Wright, Evan - Michigan State University

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/22/2014
Publication Date: 11/14/2015
Citation: Kelly, J., Varner, G., Cichy, K.A., Wright, E. 2015. Registration of ‘Alpena' navy bean. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:10-14.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Alpena’ navy bean is an upright, midseason cultivar with uniform dry down and excellent canning quality. Alpena was developed using pedigree breeding method to the F3 generation followed by pure line selection for disease, agronomic and quality traits. Alpena combines high yield potential with with excellent dry down at harvest. This feature would allow for production in northern regions of Michigan where the production season is shorter. Alpena has resistance to lodging, high pod placement within plant structure making it suitable for direct harvest under narrow row production systems. Alpena produces seed that meets industry standards for packaging and possesses excellent canning quality in the navy bean seed class.

Technical Abstract: ‘Alpena’ navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) (Reg. no. CV- , PI -), developed by Michigan State University AgBioResearch was released in 2014 as an upright, midseason cultivar with uniform dry down and excellent canning quality. Alpena was developed using pedigree breeding method to the F3 generation followed by pure line selection for disease, agronomic and quality traits. In 3-yr of field trials, Alpena yielded 2886 kg ha-1 , flowered in 45 d and matured in 99 d on average. Plants averaged 55 cm in height, with lodging resistance score of 1.6 and seed weight of 19.2 g 100 seed-1. Alpena combines high yield potential with erect architecture, midseason maturity combined with excellent dry down at harvest. This feature would allow for production in northern region of Michigan where the production season is shorter. Alpena has resistance to lodging, high pod placement within plant structure making it suitable for direct harvest under narrow row production systems. The upright architecture also contributes to avoidance of white mold, a disease that is intensified by narrow row production systems. Alpena possesses resistance to specific races of rust, and virus. Alpena produces seed that meets industry standards for packaging and possesses excellent canning quality in the navy bean seed class.