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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1810-1817

Growth, Phenology and Yield of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) as Influenced by Date of Sowing
Karma Chewang Bhutia1*, Sonam Ongmu Bhutia2, Ranabir Chatterjee1 and N.Chattopadhyay1
1Department of Spices and Plantation Crops
2Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal- 741252, India
*Corresponding author

An experiment was carried out at Horticultural Research Station, Mondouri, BCKV, West Bengal, India during 2013-14 and 2014-15 with an objective of evaluating the effects of different sowing dates on growth, phenology and yield of fenugreek cultivar AFg-3 under new alluvial plains of West Bengal. Six sowing dates viz. 15 days interval starting from 15th October to 30th December were considered. The experiment was laid out in RBD with four replications. Significant difference on growth, phenology and yield of fenugreek was observed for different sowing dates. Sowing date of 30th October recorded maximum plant height (61.96 cm), number of branches (7.50), pods per plant (39.21), seed weight per pod (0.417 g), test weight (12.38 g), seed yield per plot (552.58 g), seed yield per hectare (1.45 tonnes), shelling percentage (68.16 %) and harvest index (31.14 %). Maximum pod length (12.41 cm) and seeds per pod (16.38) was associated with 15th November. Minimum days taken for 50% flowering (49.25 days) and maturity (111.00 days) was observed in 30th November sowing, while 50% seed germination (9.38 days) was recorded with 30th October sowing. Therefore, planting fenugreek on 30th October was recommended for getting good net return due to better growth and yield.

Keywords: Fenugreek, Growth, Phenology, Sowing, yield.

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Karma Chewang Bhutia, Sonam Ongmu Bhutia, Ranabir Chatterjee and Chattopadhyay, N. 2017. Growth, Phenology and Yield of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) as Influenced by Date of Sowing.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1810-1817. doi:
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