Invesitgation of environmental staining and storage discolouration in Faba Bean [ 2002 - 2004 ]

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Researchers Dr JA Plummer Adj/Prof K Siddique Dr P White Dr DJ Harris

Brief description Faba beans are an important pulse crop in Australia. They are exported to the Middle East and Europe for human consumption where buff coloured beans are desired. A third of beans become discoloured in storage. These are downgraded to stock feed with a loss of $50 per ton to the grower. Currently little is known about the causes. Environmental factors and selected genotypes will be assessed to determine the potential causes of discoluration. Analytical techniques will ascertain the discolouration process and the compounds produced. The aim is to provide growers with information on management strategies and breeders of strain resistant genotypes.

Funding Amount $67,635

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