Disease resistance most important trait in pulse breeding

Kevin McPhee, pulse breeder at North Dakota State University, has a yellow pea public variety in the pre-release stage and will be available for producers in two years.

"We've been making selections, and a yellow pea is getting ready to be released from our new breeding program," said McPhee. "We're also looking to establish a winter lentil. We have had success with winter peas and winter lentils at Fargo."

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