Phytopathogenic fungi causers fungal diseases of the faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in Serbia

Tanja Vasic, Sanja Živković, Jordan Marković, Ivana Stanojević, Sonja Filipović, Dragan Terzić


Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is one of the oldest legume crops mainly grown as a valuable protein rich food, both for human and animal consumption, where, in latter case, it provides an alternative to soybean meals in the temperate regions

There has not been a systematic research of faba bean mycoflora in Serbia. The aim of this paper is to present the results of preliminary research of mycopopulation of 10 different genotypes of faba bean. Total of 400 plant parts were examined and 6 genera of fungi were isolated: Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Phoma, Sclerotinia, Alternaria and Ascochyta. The results indicate that faba bean is vulnerable to the large number of phytopathogenic fungi that can have a significant impact on reducing its yield and quality.


faba bean, mycopopulation

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