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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 1 (february 2019) : 60-65

Effect of water stress on morpho-physiological parameters of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) genotypes

S.N. Saxena, R.K. Kakani, L.K. Sharma, D. Agarwal, S. John, Y. Sharma
1ICAR-National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Tabiji, Ajmer-305 206, Rajasthan, India
  • Submitted12-01-2017|

  • Accepted28-08-2017|

  • First Online 29-12-2017|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3830

Cite article:- Saxena S.N., Kakani R.K., Sharma L.K., Agarwal D., John S., Sharma Y. (2017). Effect of water stress on morpho-physiological parameters of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) genotypes. Legume Research. 42(1): 60-65. doi: 10.18805/LR-3830.
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of moisture stress on morpho-physiological parameters, seed yield and total oil content of thirteen fenugreek genotypes grown under moisture stress at different growth stages. Fenugreek genotypes showed significant differences in plant fresh weight, shoot and root weight, shoot and root length, number of branches, number of pods and seed yield per plant. Chlorophyll content and water potential was found to be reduced under water stress. Genotypes showed variation in canopy temperature under non stress conditions which was narrowed under stress conditions. Water stress at flowering and post flowering stage increased the oil content from a minimum of 3.29% in AFg 6 to a maximum of 5.31 in AM 327-3. 
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