T en faba bean breeding lines and four cultivars were tested
for yield and yield attributes under rainfed conditions of
Maryout, Egypt. The lines and I or cultivars varied significantly
in respect to all characters studied during the two years of test.
In the combined analysis, seasons mean squares were
significant for all traits except 100 seed weight, indicating that
these traits were unstable from one season to another.
Significant cultivar and / or line mean squares along with
signifcant cultivars x season mean squares were detected for all
traits except number of branches / plant. Such results indicate
that the tested genotypes varied from each other and ranked
differently from season to another. The three lines M. 143, M.
102 and M. 103 had the highest seed yield! m2 in the combined
analysis. M. 143 was higher th9 the two check cultivars Giza
Blanca and Giza 461 by 15% and 18.03%, respectively.