Even though mothbean (Vigna aconitifolia), a drought- and heat-tolerant crop, may have potential in the eastern United States, information about its production in this region is not available. To characterize potential seed yields and preliminary nutritional quality, 54 accessions were grown near Petersburg, VA, during 2011, 2012, and 2013. The seed yields varied from 48 to 413 lb/acre. The mean concentrations of protein, calcium, iron, and zinc in mature mothbean seed were 21.9%, 0.17%, 64.8 ppm, and 37.5 ppm, respectively. These values compared well with those in mungbean (Vigna radiata) and tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius). The results demonstrated that mothbean has considerable potential as an alternative, new food legume crop in Virginia and eastern United States.
similarity is that the majority of chile pepper seeds are imported and distributed by foreign seed companies, despite both countries being major chile pepper producers. In other crops, such as mungbean ( Vigna radiata ), the collaborative breeding and
bean ( Vigna radiata ) following the sunn hemp fallow had the lowest weed populations. Many growers recognize the benefits of integrating a cover crop into their cropping systems; however, it is difficult to justify the costs to implement these cover
seeded in the first half of November; with an interval of <75 d between atrazine application and seeding wheat ( Sharma and Sandhu, 1985 ). Metribuzin at 350 g·ha −1 applied to potato suppressed the growth of mung bean ( Vigna radiata ) seeded in mid
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