Effect of plant geometry on growth, yield and quality of different varieties of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)
 

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4977    | Article Id: A-4977 | Page : 323-326
Citation :- Effect of plant geometry on growth, yield and quality of different varieties of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.).Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2018.(52):323-326
B.R. Sharanya, I.S. Naruka, R.P.S Shaktawat, S.S. Kushwah, O.P. Singh and D. Singh rpssbkn@yahoo.co.in
Address : Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, College of Horticulture, Mandsaur-458 001, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 10-01-2018
Accepted Date : 2-02-2018

Abstract

An experiment entitled effect of plant geometry on growth, yield and quality of different varieties of fenugreek was carried out during rabi season of 2016-17at College of Horticulture, Mandsaur (M.P.) with 12 treatment combinations, comprising three plant geometry 20 cm x 15cm, 30 cm x 10cm and 30 cm x 15 cm with four varieties of fenugreek i.e. AFg-1, AFg-2, AFg-3 and AFg-4. These treatments were replicated four times in split spot design and analyzed. Treatment with plant geometry 20 cm ×15 cm recorded significantly maximum plant height, seed yield, straw yield, biological yield, harvest index and chlorophyll content.  While, 30 cm ×15 cm treatment recorded significantly maximum days for 50% flowering and for maturity, number of branches, fresh weight, dry weight, number of pods per plant, pod length, weight of pod, number of seeds per pod, weight of seeds per pod,1000-seed weight, germination percent, seedling vigour index, protein and galactomannon content. Between varieties studied,fenugreek variety AFg-2found to be significantly superior in respect of number of branches per plant, fresh and dry weight of plant at harvest, number of pods per plant, length of pod, weight of pod, number of seeds per pod, weight of seeds per pod,  1000-seed weight , seed yield, straw yield,  biological yield, chlorophyll content in leaves at 75 DAS (SPAD), germination percentage of seeds, seedling vigour index, protein and galactomannon in comparison to other varieties tested.

Keywords

Fenugreek Growth Plant geometry Quality Varieties and Yield.

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