To develop faba bean germplasm that will be of economic value to the emerging faba bean sector by breeding for improved drought tolerance, low vicine/convicine, zero tannin, improved micronutrient availability, low phytate, improved resistance to chocolate spot, reduced height, small seed size and increased yield stability.
Lead Researcher (PI): Vandenberg, Bert
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $359,375
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2016
Project Length: 5 Years