Submitted Date : 9-10-2014
Accepted Date : 29-12-2015
A field experiment was conducted at Indian Agricultural Research Institute Regional Station, Karnal, Haryana to evaluate the effect of spacing and frequencies of leaf cutting on seed yield in fenugreek (Trigonella foenum- graecum L.) cv. Pusa Early Bunching. The treatments comprised of three row spacing (30, 45 and 60 cm) in main plot and three leaf cuttings (none, one and two cuttings) in sub plots. Row spacing at 45 cm recorded significantly higher leaf yield ha-1 (89.05q) than 30 cm (70.53q) and 60 cm (75.95q) spacing, respectively. Spacing at 60 cm resulted in significantly higher test weight than the lower spacings. No leaf cutting treatment recorded higher test weight than one and two leaf cutting levels. The treatment comprising row spacing at 45 cm with one leaf cutting at 60 DAS resulted in a seed yield of 9.10 q ha-1 and leaf yield of 48.96 q ha-1. This treatment also recorded highest net returns ha-1 (Rs. 34065/-) and B:C ratio (1.41).