2012 Manitoba Dry Bean Regional Variety Screening Trials

This is MPGA’s call for entries into the 2012 Manitoba Dry Bean Regional (variety screening) trials. If you would like to enter any lines into these trials, please contact Roxanne via email or (204) 745-6488. Only registered varieties are allowed in these regional trials. MPGA’s edible bean committee reserves the right to select varieties to feature, should we not have room for all of them. Please limit entries to a maximum of 6 types per company, and please indicate what type of bean the varieties are.

The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, March 15th at 5:00 pm.

As in past years, we require 10,000 seeds per variety, and all seeds must be bare (i.e. no seed treatments, please!). Seeds need to be received by April 11th to ensure we have enough time to package them and get them sent out to the various sites. (If you cannot make this deadline, please let me know, as seeds not received at this time run the risk of not being included in the trials.) The 2012 trials will be grown at four locations: Morden, Carman, Winkler and Portage la Prairie.

Note: These regional trials are different than the Coop trials. Anfu Hou sent out a call earlier for the Coop trials. The same varieties should not be sent to each! These regional trials are for registered varieties. The Coop trials are for up-and-coming varieties that are pursuing registration. If you are unsure which trials your varieties should be sent to, please ask myself or Anfu.

Please submit entries for the Regional Trials to Roxanne via  email or fax at 745-6213 by Thursday, March 15th at 5:00 pm.

Please submit entries for the Coop Trials to Anfu Hou by March 16th.

Once you receive confirmation, please send seeds to:

Mr. Glenn Dyck
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Unit 100-101, Route 100
Morden, Manitoba  R6M 1Y5