Nigerian beans farmers have commended the performance of new beans variety, Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea (beans) over its outstanding performance on the field, over the old varieties they planted in the past. The farmers, who spoke during a nationwide demonstration trial of the variety of the new beans, said they could now plant beans that can tolerate the attacks of pod borer pest, and also get a good yield.
“I have been planting beans for the last 16 years but have never seen any variety like the PBR Cowpea. It is early maturing, produces more pods, needs only two rounds of insecticide sprays and is very easy to manage,” says Suleiman Aliyu, a farmer based in Minjibir Local Government in Kano State. Nigerian Tribune