Develop Bean Cultivars for East and Southern Africa with Enhanced Resistance to Diseases and Insects
Oregon State University
Bunda College (Malawi); ARI, Uyole, Sokoine University, Tanzania (Tanzania); Washington State University (US); ARI-Llonga; ARI-Selian; ARC, Grain Crops Institute (South Africa)
Philip Miklas (US); James Bokosi (Malawi); Susan Nchimbi-Msolla (Tanzania)
Evaluate promising bean lines with ALS and BCMNV resistance in on-farm field trials and multiply seed. 1. Evaluate bean lines in preliminary and advanced yield trials for populations obtained from the hybridization program and the introduced germplasm. 2. Evaluate lines from inter-specific hybridization for bruchid resistance. 3. Obtain germplasm and make crosses and advance materials from crosses of elite materials to incorporate disease resistance into adapted varieties.