• Effect of a Plant Growth Regulator on Green Beans Grown for Processing

      Rethwisch, Michael D.; Beckstead, Dick; Parker, Larry; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1996-08)
      Three rates of the plant growth regulator Foliar Triggrr were applied to green beans grown for processing at 5% bloom. The 6 oz rate increased yields of size 1 and 2 beans compared to all other treatments and the untreated check and had the fewest size 3 beans (which would be culls). The 11 oz rate was similar to the untreated check while the 16 oz rate decreased yields. Total bean numbers per plant were similar. Although treatment differences in this experiment were not statistically significant, a yield increase of 10.2% for the 6 oz rate compared with the untreated check may well result in increased economic returns.
    • Effect of Oils and an Insecticide Applies to Snap Beans on Leafminer and Associated Parasitoid Numbers

      Rethwisch, Michael D.; Meadows, Michael; Hood, Larry; Winans, Sherwood; Coates, Wayne; Main, Greg; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1992-12)
    • Effects of Sodium Chloride on Tepary Bean

      Alislail, Nabeel Y.; Bartels, Paul G.; Oebker, Norman F.; Bantlin, Marguerite (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1990-05)
      Osmotic adjustment is one of the adaptive responses of plant species to salinity, In tepary bean seedlings, salinity led to osmotic adjustment in different parts of the seedlings. The osmotic potential of the leaves increased to 340rnM(-1MPa)in seedlings treated with - 0.75 MPa NaCl. Water and osmotic potential of leaves and proximal parr of the roots were more negative than the controls whereas the turgor potential remained about the same. The osmotic adjustment of the tepary bean may result from the synthesis and accumulation of free sugars and amino acids or the accumulation of inorganic ions within the tissue. A quantitative analysis of the sugars and amino acids from salt stress treated tepary bean seedlings showed that they would contribute only -0.15 MPa to the osmotic adjustment whereas inorganic ions would contribute -0.45 MPa. The sum of these osmotic potentials is -0.6 MPa which is -0.4 MPa short of the observed osmotic values. These results suggest that additional substances also contribute to the osmotic adjustment of tepary beans.
    • Emergence of Tepary and Navy Beans with Increasing Salinity

      Goertz, S.; Coons, J. Kobriger; Oebker, Norman F.; Kingdon, Lorraine B. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1987-05)
    • Evaluation of Oils and Insecticides for Leafminer Control in La Paz County Snap Beans

      Rethwisch, Michael D.; Meadows, Michael; Hood, Larry; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1992-12)
    • Germination of Tepary and Navy Beans with Increasing Salinity

      Goertz, S.; Kobriger, J.; Oebker, Norman F.; Kingdon, Lorraine B. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-04)
    • Salt Tolerance of Tepary, Navy and Backcross Beans as Expressed by Yields Over Several Seasons

      Podziewski, J.; Coons, J.; Goertz, S.; Pratt, R.; Oebker, Norman F.; Kingdon, Lorraine B. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-05)