broomrape

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broomrape

Chinese medicine
An annual parasitic herb, the fleshy stem of which has been used as an emollient, laxative and tonic, as well as for constipation, impotence and infertility. Some regard it as an aphrodisiac.
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In the first two seasons, the data of number of days to 50% flowering, 95% maturity were recorded and measurements of the critical traits such as number and weight of chickpea seeds were recorded as percentages related to value of the top yield line of chickpea (F97-229C), while number and weight of broomrape plants were recorded as percentages related to the top line of chickpea for its number and weight of broomrape spikes per host plant (L-382).
The results obtained reveal the response of 30 genotypes and lines of chickpea grown under both infestation of broomrape and free field plots in order to reach and chose the best tolerant and high yield lines of chickpea.
New herbicides for broomrape (Orobanche crenata) control in faba bean (Vicia faba) in Proceedings of the international workshop on Orobanche Research, Germany, pp: 200-208.