EFFECTS OF SEED QUALITY ON EMERGENCE, GROWTH VIGOR
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Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) is one of the five cultivated species from the

genusPhaseolusand is a major grain legume crop, third in importance after soybeans and

peanuts, but first in direct human consumption(Broughton et al.,2003). Legumes are an important

component in the diets of humans and animals through out the world and are cultivated under a

wide range of environmental conditions. Total world production exceeds 17 million tones with

China, Indonesia, India and Turkey among the largest producers and consumers of this

crop.(FAOSTAT, 2010)