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Developing improved varieties of faba bean

Code: 9781838794187
Fouad Maalouf, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Lebanon; and Seid Ahmed and Somanagouda Patil, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Morocco

Chapter synopsis: The faba bean is an important cool-season food legume crop grown under different cropping systems for dry grain and green pods, animal feed and a green manure worldwide. This chapter presents the major research achievements in producing new varieties of faba bean tolerant of heat, drought and herbicides and resistant to broomrape, disease and high nitrogen fixation. The chapter looks ahead to future trends in research in this area.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0023.31
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Heat tolerance 3 Drought tolerance 4 Herbicide tolerance 5 Breeding for resistance to foliar diseases 6 Breeding for broomrape resistance 7 Biological nitrogen fixation 8 Major achievements 9 Future trends and conclusion 10 References

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