2018 Variety Trial Tour & U of G Bean Breeding Program Overview

Date and Time

Location

Elora Research Station

Details

The University of Guelph Bean Breeding program is inviting everyone to join the Ontario Pulse Committee for their tour of the Elora station field trial site, on Thursday August 23, 2018. This is part of an expanded invitation to the Ontario bean community to get an inside view of the testing procedure for registering new bean varieties in Ontario, to get a preview of the material in the bean breeding pipeline  and to learn about the latest bean genetics research at the University of Guelph. The tour will begin with a lunch at the Elora Crops Research Centre building at 12:00 and guided tours of the registration trials and research trials at Elora begin at 12:45. Come see the breeding plots, Anthracnose resistance screen, herbicide resistance plot, nitrogen management plot, variety mixture trials, and genetic studies of Adzuki bean variability. 

To travel to the Elora Research Station: 

  • From the town of Elora travel south on Wellington Rd 7.  Take Side Road 4 on the right, then the next left, 2nd Line East. You will pass Beef Research on your right and then the Crops Research Centre is the next collection of buildings on your right. Park in front of the first building. 
  • From Guelph travel north on Hwy 6, then take the Elora Road, Wellington Road 7 north to side road 10 on the left. Turn right onto 2nd Line East. The New Dairy Research Centre is on the right, and then Crops is the next left.  Park in front of the first building.

To help us plan for the correct number for lunch please RSVP to Tom Smith thsmith@uoguelph.ca

The Research is funded by: Ontario Bean Growers, Agriculture Agri‐Food Canada, Ontario Ministry for Research and Innovation, The Ontario Ministry for Food Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Hensall District Co‐op, Canada First Research Excellence Fund (Food from Thought).