Mung Beans

$2.63 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$2.36 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$2.10 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$1.84 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$1.57 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$1.31 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$1.05 / lb.

Mung beans are the shorter season and more determinate cousin to cowpeas. Equally drought and heat tolerant, but with smaller seed size, mungs are a great warm season legume planted later in the season (after wheat harvest) when growing season is limited. Mostly upright and slightly spreading, this low water use plant is a good addition to grazing mixes with crude protein ranging from 16-22%.

 

Basic Info

Maturity
Late May- Early July
Seeds/lb
7000
C/N Ratio
14:28
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Winter Hardiness
Zone 5A

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
High
N Scavenge
Medium
Dry Matter
Medium
Lasting Residue
4
Erosion Control
6
Traffic Bearing
5
Grazing Potential
8
Forage Harvest
8
Root Type
Branching Taproot
Soil Builder
7
Cash Crop Interseeding
9

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Advantages

Subsoiler
3
Surface Compaction
8
Rendering P & K
6
Traffic Bearing
5
Nematode Control
3
Disease Control
5
Allelopathic Effect
3
Weed Control
8
Short Growth Time
9

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Disadvantages

Weed Potential
6
Potential Insect/Nematode Risk
3
Crop Disease Risk
3
Effect Cash Crop
3
Ease of Establishment
9
Ease of Till-Kill
9
Ease of Chem-Kill
9
Ease of Mow-Kill
9

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Planting

Ideal Planting Time
Summer
Ideal Planting Depth
1 - 2"
Min Germination Temp(F)
65
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
20-25
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
30-40
Reseeding Potential
Very Possible

Tolerance

Heat
9
Drought
10
Shade
8
Wet Soil Tolerance
6
Low Fertility
7
pH
4.5 - 7.5

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent