Growth and Yield Performance of Pole Snap Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Under Conner, Apayao Condition
Authors: Agustina G. Pattung, Nathaniel T. Llamelo, Stephen P. Bulalin, Satur B. Bangyad
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The study was undertaken to evaluate the growth and yield performance of pole snap
beans varieties under Conner, Apayao condition. Specifically, it aimed to determine the high yielding
variety/ies, the incidence of pests and diseases, and to determine the cost and return analysis of pole snap
The study was conducted at Herreras’ Farm at Purok 5, Karikitan, Conner, Apayao from November
2014 to February 2015. Seven varieties (Burik, Maroon, Stonehill Black, Taichung, Tublay Black
Valentine and Violeta) were used in this study.
The research was laid out in a 160 square meter area which was divided into three blocks
representing replication. Each block was further subdivided into 7 plots representing the different
varieties. The Randomized Complete Block Design was utilized in the study. The data gathered was
analyzed using the Analysis of Variance and the significance between treatments was compared through
the Duncans’ Multiple Range Test.
Results of the study showed that the varieties Burik, Stonehill Black and Black Valentine were the
first to emerge, bear flowers, harvest and mature. Also, Burik registered the highest number of harvested
pods, number of marketable pods and number of non-marketable pods. Furthermore, Burik had the highest
weight of marketable pods, weight of non-marketable pods, total weight of harvested pods and computed
yield of green pods.
However, the variety Violeta had the longest pods and the most number of seeds per pod.
Meanwhile, on the weight of 1,000 seeds, total weight of dried beans and computed yield of dried beans,
the following varieties were significantly similar: Maroon, Stonehill Black, Taichung, Tublay and Black
All the varieties had high bean fly infestationon the early stage and had high pod borer damage
during harvesting. However, leafminer damage was minimal on all the varieties tested. Also, all the
varieties were resistant to blight infection.
The dried beans production registered higher ROI than the green pods. On per variety basis, Burik
had the highest ROI for green pods while Maroon and Black Valentine for the dried beans.