Abstract

A project supported by the National Council of Science and Technology was carried out in Southeast Mexico between 1991 and 1993. The project's goal was to generate new technologies for bean crops. Results can be summarized as follows: (a) three inbred varieties were released (Negro Cotaxtla- 91, Negro Inifap and Negro Tacana) for the states of Veracruz, Chiapas, and for the Southeast region respectively; (b) foliar fertilization (Urea concentrated at 1.75%) as an agronomic technology was applied; (c) the best Rhizobium strains for the bean varieties in the state of Veracruz were found; (d) mechanical and chemical control for the main weed species was implemented; (e) main diseases and their distribution and control practices were also implemented; (f) the technological quality of the new varieties and their performance under different storage conditions was determined; and, (g) a program to train farmers was implemented in order to increase use of new varieties.