News » Vima 2 and Vima 3, IAARD’s Newest Mung Beans Varieties

(adm/Mei 12, 2014)

Mung beans has the characteristic of early matured and high yielding, which makes the commodity potential to be developed, either in paddy field or in dry land.

In dry land, mung beans is usually planted after the upland rice of maize. In areas with limited manpower, mung beans varieties that have simultaneously cooked characteristics becomes very important.

Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) has released Vima 2 and Vima 3 as new superior mung beans varieties during the release trial on Desember 11, 2011.

Vima 2 variety has several superiorities, among others, productivity above average of the comparison varieties Kutilang and Vima 1. Yielding potential up to 2.44 t/ha and average results 1.80 t/ha, early matured, cooked simultaneously, and indicated tolerant to thrips attack on the generative phase because the flower does not easily fall out and managed to form a pod.

Vima 2 mung beans variety with the lineage MMC 342s-Kp-3-4 is the descendants of a single cross between the parent Merpati parent variety and male elder generation VC 6307A.

Vima 3 variety with the lineage MMC 331D-Kp-3-4 is the descendants of a single cross breeding between Walet variety and male elder generation MLG 716. This variety has several superiorities, i.e. high yielding potential of  2.11 t/ha and average results 1.78 t/ha, widely adapted, simultaneously cooked, indicated resistant to soil borne diseases in the field shown by the low percentage of wilted plants, and suitable to sprout.

This variety can be developed in production centers that fond of dull green colored type of mung beans and most of the product used as bakpia cake industry. Other developing are i.e. Nusa Tenggara Timur which is common to using dull green colored mung beans variety and without irrigation.

Related Article is in Bahasa Indonesia with the headline : Vima 2 dan Vima 3: Varietas Kacang Hijau Terbaru

Source and Further information : Indonesian Legumes and Tuber Crops Research Institute