'ND Falcon' Pinto Bean (RFP-313)


ND Falcon pinto is the result of a cross between breeding line NDZ06218 and Kimberly. NDSU Breeding line NDZ06248 is a complex cross series involving some sources of resistance to Common Bacterial Blight and upright plant architecture and high seed yield. Kimberly is a pinto cultivar released by the University of Idaho with excellent seed quality and high seed yield (Singh et al., 2008). It also has at least three genes for rust resistance (Ur-3, Ur-6, Ur-11).

ND Falcon has excellent upright architecture (type IIa) with short vines. Under North Dakota conditions, ND Falcon shows slightly higher seed yield compared with other pinto cultivars commonly grown in the region, average plant height is 53 cm, seed size is 36.7 g per 100 seeds, and matures in approximately 105 days. ND Falcon has white flowers and based on greenhouse and field tests, it is resistant to the new race of rust (20-3) predominant in the region and BCMV. Based on greenhouse evaluations, ND Falcon showed resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode (female index=16.4). Other agronomic traits of economic importance such as canning quality, seed shape/size, and maturity are within commercial acceptable ranges. 

This variety is protected by the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970 as amended in 1994 ("PVPA"). The PVPA prohibits, among other things, the propagation, multiplication, production, sale, use or advertisement of this protected variety without either an assignment or license from the NDSU Research Foundation.

To ensure genetic purity, 'ND Falcon' has been protected under PVPA Title V (certificate No. 201900174) and must be sold as a class of certified seed. 

Additional data in brochure:

  • Table 1: North Dakota data for seed yield
  • Table 2: North Dakota data for plant height, seed size, maturity, canning score, and rust scores
  • Table 3: Greenhouse screening for Soybean Cyst Nematode 


ND Falcon Fact Sheet 1.pdf

ND Falcon Fact Sheet 2.pdf 

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