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Effect of Growth Habit on Agronomic Characters in Faba Bean

Author(s): Salvador Nadal | Alfonso Cabello | Fernando Flores | Maria Teresa Moreno

Journal: Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (ACS)
ISSN 1331-7768

Volume: 70;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: growth habit | terminal inflorescence | horticultural crops | Vicia faba L.

A change in growth habit in order to concentrate the harvest of green pods at the same date will allow for mechanical harvesting of both green pods and seeds. The ti (terminal inflorescence) gene was incorporated into horticultural major type genotypes by backcrossing. These new lines show shorter periods of both flowering and maturity, allowing for an early production of green pods. The dry seed yield observed is greater for the best indeterminate cultivars than those of determinate habit.
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