Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2015)

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Oregon is the second largest producer of processed green beans, and cultivars are needed that are adapted to western Oregon. The types that have traditionally been used are the bush blue lake (BBL) green beans with high yields, excellent processing quality. On the other hand, then need improvement in plant architecture, disease resistance (especially to white mold), and are genetically isolated from other green beans. The primary objective of the OSU green bean breeding program is to develop high yielding and high quality BBL green beans with high levels of white mold resistance. In 2015, a yield and processing trial of 18 advanced lines was conducted. An additional commercial trial with 27 entries was also grown and evaluated. Seven advanced lines are undergoing intense scrutiny for release as the first partially white mold resistant lines commercially available.
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Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI James Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept. of Food Science


Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission, Processed Vegetable Production, Beans, Willamette Valley, Plant breeding, Variety trials