Picture of  Bunyamin Tar'an

Bunyamin Tar'an Professor

Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chair in Chickpea and Flax Breeding and Genetics

3C26 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Breeding
  • Genetics and management of chickpea and flax


Plant Sciences,Crop Development Centre


  • Ph.D., University of Guelph
  • M.Sc., University of Guelph
  • B.Sc., Sriwijaya University, Indonesia

Selected Publications

Ketema Daba, Thomas D. Warkentin, Rosalind Bueckert, Christopher D. Todd and Bunyamin Tar'an. 2016. Determination of photoperiod-sensitive phase in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L). Frontier Plant Sci. 7:478. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00478.

Ketema Daba, Tar’an, B., Bueckert, R., Warkentin, TD. (2016). Effect of Temperature and Photoperiod on Time to Flowering in Chickpea. Crop Science, 56:200-208. doi:10.2135/cropsci2015.07.0445

M. Laura Jefferies, Christian J. Willenborg, and Bunyamin Tar’an. 2016. Response of conventional and imidazolinone-resistant chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivars to imazamox and/or imazethapyr applied post-emergence. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 96: 1–11 (dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps1-2015-0144).

Hussien Mohammed Beshir, Frances L. Walley, Rosalind Bueckert and Bunyamin Tar’an. 2015. Response of Snap Bean Cultivars to Rhizobium Inoculation under Dryland Agriculture in Ethiopia. Agronomy 2015, 5, 291-308; doi:10.3390/agronomy5030291.

Ashokkumar Kaliyaperumal, Marwan Diapari, Ambuj B Jha, Bunyamin Tar'an, Gene C Arganosa, Thomas D. Warkentin.  2015. Genetic diversity of nutritionally important carotenoids in 94 pea and 121 chickpea accessions.  Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 43:49-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2015.04.014.


  • PLSC 333 Tropical Crops of the World
  • PLSC 416 Applied Plant Biotechnology