This study determined the level of phytonutrients in mungbean and soybean sprouts compared to mature mungbean grain and vegetable soybean. Sprouting mungbean enhanced vitamin C content 2.7-fold compared to mature mungbean grain. The vegetable soybean stage was superior to soybean sprouts in terms of content of protein (14% increase), Zn (45%), Ca (72%), and Fe (151%). Isoflavones, reported to have beneficial effects on human health, are found at high concentrations in soybean sprouts.
In India’s eastern state of Odisha, mungbean and urdbean are important crops that provide a major share of people’s daily nutrition. But seed is broadcast and left without any care until the harvest; crops are grown mostly under rainfed conditions, and yields are low. -- MORE --
In mid-2016, the World Bank approached the World Vegetable Center with a request to introduce improved vegetable production technologies in Assam. WorldVeg developed a project proposal “Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation" (APART) and presented it to Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agriculture Services (ARIAS), an agency under the government of Assam. To better understand the Center’s work, ARIAS members toured WorldVeg project locations in Odisha from 21-22 March 2017. -- MORE --
The World Vegetable Center South Asia is exploring physiology based screening approaches for identifying elite mungbean accessions for high temperature tolerance under field and controlled growth conditions. Promising selections have been subjected to elevated CO2 environments to determine their physiological responses, growth and yield abilities to help select lines with greater adaptability to the likely climates of the future.
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.