Biology, epidemiology, genetics, and breeding for resistance to pathogens of beans with emphasis on those causing bacterial and rust diseases
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico); SEA
Dermot P. Coyne (US); Freddy Saladin Garcia (Dominican Republic)
To develop biological, epidemiological, genetic and breeding information on rust and bacterial pathogens, primarily rust and common blight of beans. To produce a multiple disease resistant bean germplasm base in order to provide cropping security over time, to preserve or improve the agronomic characteristics, yield and quality of the preferred Donsinican cultivars to assure economic and efficient production that will be accepted and fulfill nutritional requirements of the population.