Identification of potential  genotypes of fenugreek in rainfed vertisols for yield and diosgenin content 

DOI: 10.18805/ijare.v0iOF.8603    | Article Id: A-4455 | Page : 311-317
Citation :- Identification of potential genotypes of fenugreek in rainfed vertisolsfor yield and diosgenin content .Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2016.(50):311-317

K Giridhar*, S. Surya Kumari, A. Rajani1, C. Sarada1 and L. Naram Naidu2

Address :

AICRP on Spices, Horticultural Research Station, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Lam, Guntur - 522 034, Andhra Pradesh, India

Submitted Date : 9-06-2015
Accepted Date : 23-12-2015


The present study was undertaken for three years (2009-12) to evaluate thirteen promising genotypes from India for both yield and diosgenin content. Maximum yield was recorded in genotype LFC-103 (584.1 kg ha-1) followed by HM-348 (542.8 kg ha-1). The diosgenin content in the studied genotypes varied significantly, similar observations were recorded with the diosgenin productivity. Local cultivar recorded significantly highest diosgenin content (0.92 %). The highest diosgenin productivity was recorded with UM-364 (3.97 kg ha-1) followed by NDM-119 (3.91 kg ha-1). The superiority of these genotypes can be attributed to their wide adaptability and robust growth under rainfed conditions. 


Crop improvement Diosgenin Fenugreek.


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