Hyacinth Bean

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Hyacinth Bean

 

(Dolichos lablab), an herbacious, generally twining plant of the family Leguminosae. The leaves are trifolio-late. The large, fragrant flowers are white, reddish, or purple; they are in axillary racemes. The fruit is a pod, with three or four globose, ovate, or flattened seeds. The hyacinth bean has been cultivated since ancient times for food and forage; it does not grow wild. It is cultivated primarily in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. The unripe pods and the ripe seeds are used as food. Many cultural forms are known. The hyacinth bean is grown in Western Europe and the Caucasus as an ornamental.

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(2008), lablab bean incorporates 4 to 6 t [ha.sup.-1] of dry matter, providing a N supply to the lettuce crop of 120 to 240 kg [ha.sup.-1].
Green manure with lablab bean led to yield of 27.9 t [ha.sup.-1] and a lower value was found in plots subjected to treatment with spontaneous vegetation.
100 seed weight valuesof super faba bean, English faba bean, kidney bean, chick pea, lablab bean, cow pea were 131.94, 62.85, 39.02, 16.12, 27.86 and 8.96 g, respectively.
Hydration coefficients of super faba bean, English faba bean, kidney bean, chick pea, lablab bean and cow pea were 286.29, 121.18, 37.63, 23.79, 61.29 and 14.48%, respectively.
Intercropping and ensiling corn with lablab bean provide a feasible option to increase CP concentration in silage.
The results show that both alley cropping (AL) and contour ridge cultivation with mulching (CRP or INCOPLAST) gave better yields of maize and lablab bean than either conventional contour planting (CC) or contour ridge cultivation (CR) during the three growing seasons, 2000-2002 (Table 5).
Rhizobium inoculation with strains ENRRI 16A and TAL 169 significantly (P< 0.05) increased nodulation of lablab bean plants (Table 1.a), compared to other strains and uninoculated control.
Effect of microbial biofertilization on nodulation, nitrogen and phosphorus content and forage yield of lablab bean (Lablab purpureus L.).
Effect of Rhizobium and Bacillus strains on the growth, symbiotic properties and nitrogen and phosphorus content of lablab bean (Lablab purpureus L.).
The objectives of the study are to assess the effects of biofertilizers on the symbiotic properties of lablab bean and nitrogen and phosphorus content of the plant.
Data available on lablab beans are scanty despite its importance in tropical and subtropical areas, where it represents an important source of dietary protein for humans and animals (Deka and Sarka, 1990).