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Legume Research, volume 45 issue 1 (january 2022) : 39-45

Growing Condition and Varietal Impact on Growth Performance and Yield of Yard Long Bean (Vigna unguiculata) Varieties Cultivated under Tropical Climate

Laurence Shiva Sundar, Asneel Ashesh Lal, Josphine Sandya Venkataiya Kumar
1College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Fiji National University, Koronivia Campus, Fiji.
  • Submitted25-08-2021|

  • Accepted27-10-2021|

  • First Online 07-11-2021|

  • doi 10.18805/LRF-649

Cite article:- Sundar Shiva Laurence, Lal Ashesh Asneel, Kumar Venkataiya Sandya Josphine (2022). Growing Condition and Varietal Impact on Growth Performance and Yield of Yard Long Bean (Vigna unguiculata) Varieties Cultivated under Tropical Climate. Legume Research. 45(1): 39-45. doi: 10.18805/LRF-649.
Background: Yard-long bean is one of the exporting crops of Fiji, with approximately half a ton exported annually. Lack of information on the varietal performance under the field condition walls the ability of farmers to choose a suitable variety for higher production under different growing conditions. Therefore, this study aims to identify a higher-yielding variety of yard-long bean that performs to the maximum under the tropical climate of Fiji.
Methods: Three varieties of yard-long bean were selected based on their availability and were planted under three different growing conditions. The data on the chlorophyll content, stem girth, plant height, pod number, pod length and pod weight were collected and analyzed.
Result: The experiment results indicate that the JS15P variety of yard long bean had significantly the highest leaf chlorophyll content in Trial 1 and Trial 2; however, no significant differences were observed in Trial 3 among the three varieties. No significant differences were observed in the stem girth among the three varieties. As for the plant height, the JS15P variety had significantly the highest among the other two varieties. The results also indicated that the JS15P variety of yard-long bean had significantly the highest yield in all three trials; therefore, the JS15P variety of yard-long bean is highly recommended to farmers in Fiji or those cultivating crops under tropical climatic conditions.

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