Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2006)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers

Objectives: 1. Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield and improved plant architecture. 2. Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness, texture, flavor and quality retention, and combine with delayed seed size development. 3. Incorporate white mold resistance and improve root rot tolerance. 4. Map genes for resistance to white mold to facilitate marker aided selection.