Shortening generation time for faster commercialization of new pulse crop varieties
- Dry Beans
- Faba Beans
- University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Bert Vandenberg
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
University of Saskatchewan - CDC
To develop an in vitro protocol for Canadian field pea, chickpea, lentil, dry bean, and faba bean in order to quickly advance early generations.
This project showed that the generation cycle of all pulse crops investigated can be reduced and 5 – 8 generations per year may be possible under optimal conditions. High frequency of in vitro flowering and seed setting confirm the ability of the rapid generation technology (RGT) protocol to save time while maintaining population size.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2009 - 2012
Alberta Pulse Growers Commission
Total Project Cost