Current Situation, Problems and Solutions of Bean in TR71 Region

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The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most widely grown edible legume species in the world. Its acreage is 28.8 million hectares and production is 23.1 million tons. It ranks third among legume crops after chickpea and lentil with acreage of 93.174 hectare and production of 200.000 tons in Turkey. TR71 Region covers the provinces of Kırıkkale, Aksaray, Niğde, Nevşehir and Kırşehir. In this study, current situation of common bean agriculture is discussed. TR71 Region which has 12.6% of cultivation area and 13.8% of production of common bean in Turkey and seed yield is 234 kg da-1 in TR71 region. Niğde which had the first rank in terms of cultivation area and as well as production amount in the common bean, constituted 38.16% of cultivation area and 45.90% production amount. Becoming widespread of common bean cultivation in fallow fields will make great profits to as well as farmers in the region and as well as country's economy in TR71 Region of Turkey which is about 30% of arable land.


TR71 Region; Comman bean; Situation analysis; Problems; Solutions

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Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

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