Investigation on mung bean yield related to different cultivation systems

P.M. Brezeanu, C. Brezeanu, T. Robu, S. Ambarus
The aim of the study was to assess the obtained yield occurred by mung bean species, which can be used for culinary, medicinal or even for animal feed. Our interest was to investigate two different cultivation systems, organic and conventional, in order to detect species suitability for yield performance. In our study we used as biological material, mung bean species, which represents a valuable crop thanks to its multiple benefits at different levels and also to its large potential use in food and feed industry (high protein content), agriculture practices - as green manure because of nitrogen content, organic agriculture because of strong resistance to pathogen attack. The average of mung bean conventional yields (2.3 t ha‑1) was higher than the organic yield (1.7 t ha‑1), although the difference was not statistically significant. This fact can be explained by the application of chemical inputs allowed in conventional system. The results demonstrate the benefits of organic system, and species suitability for this cultivation system.
Brezeanu, P.M., Brezeanu, C., Robu, T. and Ambarus, S. (2021). Investigation on mung bean yield related to different cultivation systems. Acta Hortic. 1326, 201-208
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1326.27
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