Orobanche resistance in faba bean and lentils
In order to identify resistance sources, 216 lentil and 194 faba bean elite lines and 280 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) of a faba bean cross (BPL710 x ILB4347) were screened against Orobanche crenata in a sick plot at Douyet experimental station, Morocco during 2013/14 and 2014/15. Of the total tested lines, 40 lines each of lentil and faba bean lines showed resistance with no emergence of Orobanche heads. Four lentil and nine faba bean lines are being utilized in breeding program to combine Orobanche resistance with desired agronomic background. Recently, two faba bean varieties have been released with resistance to Orobanche: Hashbenge in Ethiopia and Misr3 in Egypt.