Technical report

Research and development prospects for faba bean

Date released
30 June 1994
Publication Code

C Piggin & S Lack



This report is the result of a workshop held in Melbourne in March 1994, which aimed to define research and development priorities for faba beans at a regional, national and international level. Increasingly, there is a need for faba bean varieties that suit growing conditions in specific localities within Australia, and meet world market requirements for human consumption, particularly in the Middle East. The report identifies major areas for consideration including the faba bean industry in Australia, marketing opportunities in Australia and overseas, and agronomic and management issues including disease control and genetic adaptation.