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.

Blackeye (Vigna unguiculata) varieties bred for California (CB, California blackeye).
Line Fusarium wilt
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tracheiphilum
Root-knot nematode resistance (Meloidogyne spp.)1 Cowpea aphid
Aphis craccivora
Race 3 Race 4 M. incognita M. javanica
CB-5 susceptible susceptible resistant susceptible susceptible
CB-46 resistant susceptible resistant susceptible susceptible
CB-502 resistant resistant resistant moderately resistant susceptible
CB-77 resistant susceptible resistant moderately resistant resistant
1 Root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita races 1 and 3 and M. javanica) resistance to root galling and reproduction.
2 CB50 is best yielding in the Bakersfield area with inconsistent yields in other regions.

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

Text Updated: 08/23