Researchers at the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station are releasing a bean they say is resistant to all strains of bean common mosaic virus found in the United States.

Bean breeder Jim Myers said UI537 is a large-seeded, pink, dry edible bean that's available as foundation seed for growers interested in producing additional seed stocks. He said sufficient seed should be available for widespread planting by 1994.UI537 matures in 89 days and produces 1,480 seeds per pound. It yields slightly more than the popular Viva, which has concerned processors because of its small seed size.