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Chapter 6. Legume Production1

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Eugene J. McAvoy, Peter J. Dittmar, Susan E. Webb, and Shouan Zhang2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition.


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This is Chapter of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This 12 page chapter includes:

I. Botany and Planting

II. Cultivars

Pesticides for Weed, Arthropod and Disease Management for Legume Production.


Table 6.1. Planting information for legumes.

Table 6.2. Commercial legume cultivars.

Table 6.3. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in legume production.

Table 6.4. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of beans and peas.

Table 6.5. Bean, pea, and other legume fungicides ordered by disease and FRAC group according to mode of action.



This document is HS727, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First printed: June 1995. Revised November 2009, January 2012, August 2013, and November 2014. Visit the EDIS website at


Monica Ozores-Hampton, assistant professor, Southwest Florida REC - Immokalee; Eugene J. McAvoy, Extension agent III, Hendry County; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; Shouan Zhang, assistant professor, Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. It is not a guarantee or warranty of the products named, and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others of suitable composition. Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

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.