Boosting Pulse Production by Adopting Short Duration Mungbean Varieties towards Food Security in Bangladesh
The main objective of this study was to determine the yield performance of newly evolved mungbean variety Binamoog-8 in traditional and non-traditional areas of Bangladesh. Data were collected from August to September, 2010 using interview schedule from randomly selected 90 cooperator farmers who grown this short duration mungbean variety in their fields during the summer season of 2010. The highest yield was obtained from the sadar upazila of Pabna district (1378 kg/ha) by triple pod picking. Although there were no significant yields differences between one and two picking of pods (for one picking yield was 1205 kg/ha and for two pickings yield was 1207 kg/ha), an additional 8.2% yield was added by third picking. March sowing had an average seed yield of 1271 kg/ha and this yield was decreased by 13% when it was sown in April. Thus, early sowing particularly, January for the southern districts and March for the northern districts will have more seed yield.