French Beans Cultivation

3. Pusa Parvati

It is developed by IARI, Katrain. The plants are of bushy cultivar with pink flowers. The pods are green, round and long. It is resistant to Mosaic and Powdery Mildew.

4. Pusa Himalatha

It is developed by IARI and it is a pole variety cultivar. It produces pods which are medium in size, round, fleshy and gives an yield of 26t/ha.

5. VL Boni1

It is developed by VPKAS, Almora. It is a dwarf cultivar and produces pods which are round, light green and fleshy. It gives an yield of 10 – 11t/ha.

6. TKD1

It is developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It is a pole type variety which is suitable for growing in hills and gives pods which are long and flat. It gives an yield of 5 -6 t/ha in 90 to 100 days.

7. YCDA1

It is developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It is a bushy type cultivar which produces pods which are slightly flat and seeds with dark purple colour. It is tolerant to diseases like root rot and anthracnose.

8. KKL1 Moringa bean

It is developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It is a pole type variety with pods which are long with low fibre.

9. NDVP 8 and 10

Both these varieties are developed by NDAU&T, Faridabad which is a mid season variety and gives 10t/ha yield.

10. Phule Surekha

It is developed by MPKV, Rahuri which produces pods which are long, flat and light green in colour. It is tolerant to Anthracnose, yellow Mosaic and Wilt disease.

Crop Management

Field Preparation

In hills, the soil is dug properly and mixed with Farm yard manure (FYM) after which beds are formed of appropriate size. In case of plains, the soil needs to be ploughed twice following which ridges and furrows are made. It is very important to plough the fields 2 or 3 times properly to fine tilth. During the last ploughing planking is done to make the soil bed friable for sowing.

Propagation

French beans seeds which are matured and dried are used for propagation. It is important to care for the seeds for efficient germination and good production.

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