Lecture 11

French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important leguminous crop grown throughout the world for green pods and dry pulse. It has gained popularity due to its quality proteins and nutritional balance besides certain medicinal properties. Successful cultivation of this crop is hindered due to the attack of various diseases of fungal, bacterial and viral nature. Under favourable environmental conditions, epiphytotics of these diseases have often reduced the yields considerably. The diseases of common occurrence have been described in detail in this lecture.

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