The dark red kidney bean variety that is taking over the market has its roots at the University of Guelph.
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From first cross to an established variety, developing a new crop variety is a 10-25 year process. It requires commitment, patience, in-depth knowledge and skill, all of which Dr Istvan Rajcan has demonstrated time and again in his work as a professor of Soybean Breeding & Genetics at the University of Guelph. Dr Rajcan was honoured as 2022’s Plant Breeder of the Year, an award presented by SeedWorld Group, sponsored by Germination and Seeds Canada.