- Author: Rachael Freeman Long
Join us for the UC Davis Dry Bean Field Day!
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10 am- 12:15
UC Davis Agronomy Farm
Directions to farm: Take Hutchison Dr. approximately 1.5 miles west from Hwy 113, in Davis. Turn south on Hopkins Lane, and then take the first left turn (heading east) onto a gravel/broken pavement road with a row of olive trees; park along the fence. The field is located north of the Bee Biology Center. We will continue together UC Davis section 1 (near the beef and sheep barns) for a drone demonstration for the last part of field day.
10:00–10:10 Sign in, Introductions, Updates, Rachael Long/Antonia Palkovic
10:10-10:30 Dry bean breeding program, Pest, Disease, and Drought Resistance: Paul Gepts
(Release updates: garbanzos, progress on lygus resistance in Lima bean)
10:30-10:45 Lima bean breeding update: bringing improved lygus resistance to large seeded bush varieties, improved surveying for lygus preferences (bug vac demo), searching for metabolomic and other markers for lygus resistance: Antonia Palkovic, Kimberly Gibson, and Stephanie Smolenski
10:45-11:00 MAGIC beans, tepary breeding, Canario and pink breeding selections, Antonia Palkovic and Paul Gepts on behalf of Jorge Berny
11:00-11:10 Determinacy introgression and Collaboration with Kirkhouse trust (breeding a better bean for Africa), Tamara Miller
11:10-11:25 Sources of drought resistance in Garbanzo bean, Kay Watt (how harvest index is obtained; plant yield partitioning)
11:20-11:35 Car caravan to section 1 to see Travis's plots.
11:35–12:00 Study of growth habit in MesoAmerican diversity panel, breeding a better growth habit for organics, continued heirloom variety trial with LFF, and using drones for high throughput phenotyping, Travis Parker
Thanks to our generous Field Day and Bean Research sponsors:
California Dry Bean Advisory Board
UC Davis Plant Sciences
USDA: NIFA AFRI Plant Breeding
California Crop Improvement Association
Clif Bar Foundation
Lundberg Family Farms
Rio del Rey Farm
National Science Foundation