Performance of bush type frenchbean varieties (Phaseolusvulgaris L.) with or without rhizobium inoculation

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4981    | Article Id: A-4981 | Page : 284-289
Citation :- Performance of bush type frenchbean varieties (Phaseolusvulgaris L.) with or without rhizobium inoculation.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2018.(52):284-289
K. Das, S. Datta and S. Sikhdar
Address : Department of Vegetable and Spice Crops, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari-736 165, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India.
Submitted Date : 16-01-2018
Accepted Date : 20-04-2018


An experiment was conducted during the rabi season of the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 at the Instructional Farm of Uttar BangaKrishiVishwavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar to study the performance of eight bush type frnch bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties (Shagun, Victoria, Falguni, Falkon Improved, Arka Komal, special Jhati Beans, Nandini and Basuki) regarding growth, fresh pod yield and quality in this region with and without Rhizobium inoculation. The experiment was laid out in factorial randomized block design with three replications. In case of inoculation treatment, irrespective of varietal differences, seeds were treated with Rhizobiumphaseoli10g/kg of seed. Common fertilizer dose of 80:40:40 N:P2O5:K2Okg/ha was applied in each plot. The experimental results revealed that Rhizobium inoculation increased the yield and quality parameters viz, protein %, vitamin-A content and ascorbic acid content in the fresh pods of the frenchbean varieties. However, flowering and harvesting were recorded earlier in without Rhizobium inoculation treatment due to less accumulation of nitrogen content inside the plant bodies. Under Rhizobium inoculation Special  Jhati Beans recorded the highest pod yield (23.05 tonnes/ha) followed by Victoria (22.43 tonnes/ha) and Arka Komal (21.95 tonnes/ha). Regarding without inoculation treatment ArkaKomal recorded the higher yield (20.05 tonnes/ha) followed by Special Jhhati Beans (20.01tonnes/ha) and Nandini (18.76 tonnes/ha).Considering the benefit: cost ratio, french bean varieties ‘SpecialJhhati Beans’ and ‘Victoria’ might be selected for the terai region of West Bengal with a benefit : cost ratio of 2.94 and 2.83 respectively.


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