Increasing atmospheric temperatures will be detrimental for growth functions of various crop plants, especially mungbean, as demand for this legume is increasing in spring and summer in major growing regions in the northern parts of India.
The “Beans with Benefits” project aims to increase mungbean cultivation with a multidisciplinary approach in two countries -- Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
Learn more about the network and its outcomes, which will help to unlock the potential of mungbean to improve system productivity and livelihoods.
On behalf of the World Vegetable Center, Legume Breeder Ram Nair signed a memorandum of agreement between the Center and the Government of Odisha, India on 23 July 2016 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha to support the project “Improving mungbean and urdbean productivity in Odisha state.” P. K. Meherda, Commissioner cum Director, Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Government of Odisha, signed for Odisha.
Callosobruchus sp. infect mungbean (Vigna radiata) at low levels in the field, multiply during grain storage and can destroy seed stocks in a few months. Resistance against bruchid beetles has been found in wild mungbean V. radiata var. sublobata TC1966 and in cultivated mungbean line V2802.
Biotic and abiotic constraints seriously affect the productivity of agriculture worldwide. This review focuses on salinity and HT stresses on mungbean grown as a fallow crop (mungbean-rice-wheat to replace fallow-rice-wheat) and/or a relay crop in cereal cropping systems.
Protein, iron, and vitamin C -- all in a sweet dessert soup.
Among the legume family, mungbean (Vigna radiata) has become one of the important crops in Asia, showing a steady increase in global production. It provides a good source of protein and contains most notably folate and iron.
To enhance the access of breeders to the diversity of mungbean, core and mini core collections have been established.
Members of the new International Mungbean Improvement Network will share seed and breeding data for this important pulse crop.