Breeding & Selecting Specialty Bean Varieties

Date: September 29th, 2021. Speakers: Lisa Bloodnick (Vestal Farmers Market, Gardens Across America, and Experimental Farm Network), Bob Wildfong (Seeds of Diversity), and  Henry Cordoba Novoa (McGill University)


Description: Beans are easy to grow for seed because they are self-pollinated and protected by their pods from environmental conditions. Beans are also extremely diverse, whether in their plant habit (dwarf, vining), their intended use (fresh, dry), or their color palette. In this webinar, you will learn from gardeners and plant breeders who are growing, trialing, selecting and breeding unique bean varieties about plant botany and hand pollination for beans, defining your own plant breeding goals and criteria, as well as managing disease issues. This webinar is intended for gardeners, seed companies and small-scale vegetable growers.

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