Difusion de la variedad de frijol San Martin en la montana de Jalapa, Guatemala uri icon


  • Bean var. San Martin was obtained from masal selection with a series of local materials from Chimaltenango, Guatemala. This selection was based on no. of pods/plant, earliness, and yields. A sample of 92 farmers of the region was surveyed to study the adoption of this var. In 1985, 75 percent of the area planted to beans had var. San Martin. Farmers prefer this var. because of its yield (90 percent), earliness (70 percent), arquitecture (64 percent), resistance to diseases and pests (64 percent), and its advantages for marketing and consumption (57 percent). (CIAT)

publication date

  • 1987