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YIELD AND PROFITABILITY OF FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM) AS INFLUENCED BY IRRIGATION AND NUTRIENT LEVELS WITH VARYING CROP GEOMETRY

Article Id: ARCC499 | Page : 28 - 31
Citation :- YIELD AND PROFITABILITY OF FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM) AS INFLUENCED BY IRRIGATION AND NUTRIENT LEVELS WITH VARYING CROP GEOMETRY.Legume Research.2012.(35):28 - 31
R.S. Mehta*, M.M. Anwer and R.K. Kakani rsmagraon@yahoo.co.in
Address : National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Tabiji Farm, Ajmer-305 206, India.

Abstract

An experiment was conducted during rabi  season of  2003-06 to study growth, profitability and productivity of fenugreek as influenced by  irrigation  and nutrients levels with varying crop geometry.Three irrigation levels (8,12 and 15 days interval) in main plot, nutrient levels (N and P2O5 each of 20+10,30 +20 and 40+25  kg /ha, respectively) in sub plot and crop geometry (20 cm x 10 cm , 25 cm  x 10 cm and 30 cm x 10 cm) in  sub-sub plot  were studied in split- split plot design with three replications. The maximum plant height and dry matter accumulation  per plant at all the growth stages as well as number of  branches per plant at harvest (3.84) and  yield attributes, seed yield (1120 kg /ha), net return (35086) and BCR(1.68) in fenugreek was obtained  highest with application of  irrigation at 12 days interval. Application of 30 +20 kg N and P2O5  per ha gave higher yield attributes, seed yield(1121 kg /ha) net return (Rs 34465/ha) and BCR (1.62 ) being at par with 40 + 25 kg N and P2O5.The Crop geometry of 25 x 10 cm resulted 10 per cent higher seed yield over 20 x10 cm crop geometry.Thus, application of irrigation at 12 days interval with  combined application of 30 kg N and 20 kg P2 O5 /ha at 25 cm x 10 cm crop geometry is better for realizing higher yield, productivity and net return in fenugreek.

Keywords

Fenugreek Irrigation Crop geometry Fertility.

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