Cultivation of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with an effective Biofertilizer for sustainable farming

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Cultivation of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with an effective Biofertilizer for sustainable farming

Alif Hossain, Mahbubur Rahman Khan, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Nurun Nabi Mazumder, Sarmin Jannat, Saiyera Chowdhury, Md. Azizul Haque
Int. J. Biosci.24( 3), 59-67, March 2024.
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Abstract

The French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), also utilized as tender young fruits and as a pulse, is a member of the Fabaceae family. This experiment was carried out in the BINA sub-station Sunamganj research field (25°03’02.2″N and 91°25’09.2″E) to determine the suitability of Rhizobium biofertilizer for French beans with regard to the yield of green fruits and vegetables. There were seven treatments with four French bean biofertilizer as control, FBR-1, FBR-2, FBR-3, FBR-4, N15, and N30. The design of the experiment was RCBD with three replications. The BARI French bean-3 was utilized as a test crop. With FBR treatment with N30, there was an improved yield and yield parameters such as plant height, root length, nodule number, pod plant-1, pod length, weight and yield. The highest number of nodule (2.67) was produced from FBR-1 treatment and treatment FBR-3 showed statistically similar nodule number with FBR-1 treatment and there were no nodule at all in control plots, N15 and N30 treatments, respectively. In case of effective nodule treatments FBR-3 produced highest effective nodule (1.33) and others were similar fashion observed as nodule number. The highest yield (4.94 t ha-1) was produced from N30 treatment followed by FBR-4 (4.56 t ha-1) and FBR-1 (4.41 t ha-1), FBR-2 (4.21 t ha-1), and FBR-3 (4.48 t ha-1) treatments, respectively. There was a significant effect of French bean Rhizobium (FBR) biofertilizer on growth and yield contributing characters in French bean production which is low cost and sustainable inputs for French bean cultivation.

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