Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.)
| Co 1, || Pusa Early Bunching, || Lam selection 1, || Rajendra Kranti, || Kissar Sonali, || RMT1, || CO 2 |
|Lam selection 1||selection from germplasm||ANGRAU, AP||tolerant to powdery mildew, root rot, caterpillars and aphids|
|Pusa Early Bunching||NA||IARI||Resistant to downy mildew, rots|
|Rajendra Kranti||Pure line selection from Reghunathpur local||COA, Murzhapur||Tolerant to leaf spot, suit for intercropping|
|Hissar sonali||Pure line selection from local||HAU, Haryana||Moderately tolerant to root rot,aphids|
|Co.1||Selection from germplasm||TNAU||dual purpose variety evolved at TNAU |
Tolerant to root rot
|RMt- 1||Pure line selection from Naguar local ||RAU, Jobner||Moderately resistant to root rot and tolerant to powdey mildew|
|RMt- 143||Pure line selection from local||-do-||Seeds mature 140-150 days after sowing, Moderately resistant to powdery mildew|
Soil: A rich well drained loamy soil is best suited for fenugreek cultivation.
Climate: Cool and comparatively dry, frost free climate
Season: June - July and October - November
Seed rate: 12 kg/ha is required
Seed treatment: Treated with Azospirillum 1.5 kg/ha + Trichoderma viride @ 50 g/ha for 12 kg of seeds.
Field preparation and sowing:
Top dressing- 20 kg of N at 30 days after sowing.
Irrigation: First irrigation is given immediately after sowing, second on the third day and subsequently at 7 - 10 days intervals.
Aftercultivation: Plants are thinned at 20 - 25 days after sowing and the thinned seedlings are used as greens. One pinching at a height of about 4” will encourage branching.Weeding is done as and when necessary.Plant protection:
Root rot can be controlled by soil application of Neem cake @ 150 g/ha and seed treatment with Trichoderma viride @ 4g/kg of seed and drenching with Carbendazim 0.5 g/l or Copper oxychloride 2 g/litre.
Dust Sulphur at 25 kg/ha or foliar spray with wettable sulphur 2 g/lit at the time of appearance of disease.
Crop duration and harvest:
The yield of green : 4000 - 5000 kg/ha
Grains : 500 - 700 kg/ha