DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF COMMON BEANS TO THE HILLS OF MID-WESTERN NEPAL

R.K. Neupane, R. Shrestha, M.L. Vaidya, E.M. Bhattarai, R. Darai
Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important legume crop grown for green vegetable and dry seeds in Nepal. It is cultivated in a wide range of agro-climatic conditions from terai (300m amsl) to high hills (2500m amsl). It is a summer crop often grown in association with maize under rainfed condition in the hills although sole cropping has been practiced in recent years in the terai. In the mid-western hills, farmers grow a mixture of local landraces of beans with variable plant population in uplands. Lack of early maturing, high yielding, disease resistant varieties, use of poor agronomic practices and improper plant protection measures were the main reasons of low productivity of beans in the hills. With a view to enhance the productivity of beans in the hills through generation and promotion of improved production technology, field trials on variety evaluation, agronomic management and plant protection measures were conducted at Agriculture Research Station, Jumla (2300 m amsl). Promising technologies were packaged and fed into the uptake pathways for wider dissemination and adoption by farmers.
Neupane, R.K., Shrestha, R., Vaidya, M.L., Bhattarai, E.M. and Darai, R. (2007). DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF COMMON BEANS TO THE HILLS OF MID-WESTERN NEPAL . Acta Hortic. 752, 585-588
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.752.110
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.752.110
Phaseolus beans, production technology, high hills, Jumla beans
English

Acta Horticulturae