A Review on Faba Bean Gall (Olpidium Viciea) ‘Qormid’ Disease and Its Managements in Ethiopia

Chala Debela


Plant diseases are of paramount importance to humans because they damage plants and plant products on which humans depends for food, clothing, furniture, the environment and in many cases the housing. The kinds and amounts of losses caused by plant diseases vary with the plant or plant products, the pathogen, the locality, the environment, the control measures practiced and combination of these factors. In Ethiopia, a diverse variety of diseases affects faba bean production. However, in recent time gall forming faba bean new disease has become a very serious disease that seriously affected the most faba bean producing areas of the country. The literature review carried out to explore faba bean gall disease on faba bean crops and its management in Ethiopia that would upgrade the agricultural sectors. Description of faba bean gall disease, its causal agents, distribution, symptoms, survival, and varies management strategies are gathered and compiled thoroughly from the available publications.

Keywords: Faba bean crops, Gall disease, Symptoms, Control mechanisms

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