Fenugreek(Trigonella foenum-graecum L.); Leguminosae

CO 1,CO 2, Rajendra Kanti, Kissar Sonali, RMT 303,305 and Lam sel.1

A rich well drained loamy soil is best suited.pH should be 6.0 to 7.0 for its better growth and development

It can be cultivated both in the tropics and temperate regions.Cool and comparatively dry, frost free climate is ideal.

12 kg/ha.

Azospirillum 1.5 kg + Trichoderma viride @ 50 g for 12 kg of seeds.

Prepare the main field to a fine tilth. Add FYM 20 – 25 t/ha before last ploughing. Form beds and channels of 3.5 x 1.5 m. Seeds are sown at a spacing of 20 X 15 cm. Spray preemergence herbicide Fluchloralin 700 ml in 500 lit of water per ha.

Plains: September to November.
Hills: March

Apply 25:25:50 kg of N, P, K/ha.
Top dressing
Apply 25 kg of N at 30 days after sowing

Give first irrigation immediately after sowing, second on the third day and subsequently at 7 – 10 days intervals.

 Hoeing and weeding during the early stages of plant growth are required to encourage proper growth.
 Plants are thinned at 20-25 days after sowing to keep the distance between the plants at 10-15 cm and to retain 1 to 2 plants per hill.
 Young shoots are nipped off 4-5 cm above ground level and subsequent cuttings of leaves may be taken after 15 days.
 It is advisable to take 1 to 2 cuttings before the crop is allowed for flowering and fruiting.

Root rot
 Soil application of neem cake @ 150 kg/ha and seed treatment with T. asperellum @ 4 g/kg or drenching with carbendazim @ 0.5 g/l or copper oxychloride @ 2 g/l or T.asperellum @ 5 kg/ha
Powdery mildew
 Dust sulphur @ 25 kg/ha or foliar spray with wettable sulphur @ 2 g/l at the time of appearance of disease

20 – 25 days for greens.
90 – 100 days for grains.

Green yield: 4 – 5 t/ha.
Grain yield: 500 – 700 kg/ha.