Type: Chapter

Developing improved varieties of faba bean


Fouad Maalouf


Seid Ahmed


Somanagouda Patil


Publication date:

15 January 2018

ID: 9781838794187

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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.

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