Agriculture: Dry Beans Pest Management Guidelines

Cultivar Selection

When possible, choose bean varieties that are resistant to prevalent pathogens and nematodes. Base your choice on disease resistance, growth habit, seed quality, days to maturity, seed yield potential, geographic adaptation, and marketability.

Use the table below to help with decisions for blackeyes.

Line Days to maturity Root knot nematode resistance (Meloidogyne spp.) Fusarium wilt race 3 Fusarium wilt race 4 Grain size (g/100 seed)
Planting to threshing 1st flush cut Planting to threshing 2nd flush cut M. incognita M. javanica
CB-46 98 140 R M R S 20–21
CB-5 102 145 R M S S 24–25
CB-27 102 145 R R R R 22–23
CB-50 102 145 R M R R 25–26
Source: Phil Roberts, Nematology, UC Riverside.
KEY: R = Resistant       M = Moderately Resistant       S = Susceptible

Refer to the following production manuals for the most up-to-date cultivar selection information for common, lima, and garbanzo beans:

Text Updated: 11/18