2013 Dry Bean Regional Trials

This is the MPGA’s call for entries into the 2013 Manitoba DRY BEAN Regional (variety screening) trials.  Varieties that are registered in Canada, or being tested or registered in the USA, will be considered for entry into this trial.   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.

Please send all entries to Sandy via email by April 5, 2013.  Letters of confirmation will be sent after MPGA’s edible bean committee has reviewed all entries and made selections.
NEW FOR 2013: A seed submission entry form will be included with letters of confirmation. Companies will need to fill out 2 forms per entry and return one copy to MPGA and send the second copy with the seed.

As in past years, we require 10,000 seeds per variety (no seed treatments, please!).
Seed for varieties that are approved must be received by April 16th 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 contact Dennis Lange (204-324-4383), as seeds not received at this time run the risk of not being included in the trials.)

The 2013 trials will be grown at three locations: Morden, Carman and Portage la Prairie. Looking forward, we hope to continue these trials which we find very useful to Manitoba Dry Bean producers as well as to the companies that supply lines for these trials. In 2014, we are considering having an entry fee for these trials. We look forward to your comments on this issue.

Thank you,

 Sandy Robinson
Business Manager
Manitoba Pulse Growers Association
Phone (204) 745-6488

 Dennis Lange
Farm Production Advisor
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Phone (204) 324-4383