Materials used in this chapter were published in the book Biostimulant Albit for
increasing yields and protection of agricultures against diseases, A.K. Zlotnikov,
Ed. Prof. ј. Melkumova. All-Russia Institute of Plant Protection, Russia, 2006.
Influence of Albit on kidney beans was examined in 2 field trials conducted in Moscow oblast.
Trials were carried out in 2001 and 2003 on kidney bean varieties Minutka and
Sekunda by All-Russia Institute of Vegetable Selection and Seed Breeding.
Averagely, according to results of the trials, treatment with Albit increased
yield of kidney beans by 4.5 centners/hectare (16.3%) and increased germination
of seeds. In conducted field trials economical or biological effectiveness of Albit was not
inferior to that of pesticides based on epibrassinolide.
In case of kidney beans it is recommended to perform presowing seed treatment
and foliar spraying with Albit in budding stage accordingly to general application
recommendations for legumes. Application rates of the biostimulant are 50 ml/tonne
and 30-40 ml/hectare. Cost of presowing treatment of 1 tonne of kidney beans
is 110 roubles, cost of foliar spraying over 1 hectare of field is 66-88 roubles.
Application of Albit on other kinds and varieties of beans also seems to be promising.