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Chapter 9. Legume Production1

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Susan E. Webb, Shouan Zhang, Josh H. Freeman, and Qingren Wang2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2015-2016 edition.


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This is Chapter 9 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2015-2016 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This eighteen-page chapter includes:

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

  • Asian Legumes


Table 9.1. Planting information for legumes.

Table 9.2. Commercial legume cultivars.

Table 9.3. Planting information for Asian legumes.

Table 9.4. Cultivars for Asian legumes.

Table 9.5. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in legumes.

Table 9.6. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of beans and peas.

Table 9.7. Bean, pea, and other legume fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.



This document is HS727, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First printed: June 1995. Revised June 2015. Visit the EDIS website at


Monica Ozores-Hampton, assistant professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Eugene McAvoy, Extension Agent IV, Hendry County; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; Shouan Zhang, assistant professor, Tropical Research and Education Center; Joshua H. Freeman, assistant professor, North Florida Research and Education Center; Qingren Wang, Extension Agent I, Miami-Dade County; UF/IFAs Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.