A team of researchers from the University of Tasmania had a simple goal in mind when they embarked on the study to find out why the humble bean grew so well in cool climate areas like Tasmania.
- Researchers wanted to learn why beans could be grown in cool climate areas
- Australia produces around 40,000 tonnes of beans each year
- The project involved growing beans and they just kept growing and growing
Associate Professor Jim Weller led the team, which also included UTAS researcher Jackie Vander Schoor, along with researchers in Spain and China, and it was never planned as a world record project.
“We wanted to find out how the common [green string] bean, which is a tropical plant, grows so well in the cooler climates like Tasmania and…