S. BENCHASRI and C. BAIRAMAN
Department of Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Technology and Community Development, Thaksin University, Phatthalung province P.O. Box 93110 Thailand
BENCHASRI, S. and C. BAIRAMAN, 2010. Evaluation of yield, yield components and consumers’ satisfaction towards yardlong bean and cowpea in agricultural organic system. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 705-712
Yield evaluation, yield components and consumers’ satisfaction surveys on yardlong bean and cowpea in agricultural organic system were carried out by planting 20 lines of yardlong bean and cowpea in the experimental plots at the Faculty of Technology and Community Development, Thaksin University, Phatthalung campus, between September and November 2009. The experimental design was Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four replications. It was found that IT84D-666 had the fastest flowering to 50 % at 32.33 days. The next long rate were Khao – hinson, SR01 – 0402 and SR00 – 863 which had flowering up to 50 % in 34.33, 35.67 and 36.33 days respectively. Sudsakhorn took the longest time for flowering at 50 % about 43 days. As for the yields/plant, it was found that IT82E – 16 gave the highest yield about 104.96 g/plant. The next lower rate included
IT84D – 666, SR00 – 863 and Khao – hinson, yielding about 98.22, 96.34 and 75.86 g/plant respectively. Violet 696, yielding the least, gave 19.35 g/plant. As for consumers’ satisfaction towards yardlong bean and cowpea in agricultural organic system, it was found that customers were satisfied with Nicro line the most at 4.11 points, while IT84D – 666 was the line with which customers were least satisfied at only 2.32 points.