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Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, are working to develop high-yield, disease-resistant bean varieties for organic farmers, concentrating on fast-growing varieties that can out-compete weeds. The researchers are field testing bean varieties on California farms, and hope to have some commercially available by 2020. The bean project is part of a larger plant-breeding project at UC Davis to develop new varieties of numerous vegetable crops for both organic and conventional producers.



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