Effect of Dates of Sowing and Soil Moisture Level in Different Growth Stages and Yield Dynamics of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)

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The main objective of this study was to identify the best date of sowing and soil moisture content at different soil depths to get the highest seed production for fenugreek. Plots were planted for 2 years (2012–2013 and 2013–2014) at the following sowing dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd and 30th November (D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5). It may be concluded that to obtain higher seed yield, fenugreek should be sown earlier at 2nd November and irrigation should be given in all the major growth phases at seedling, branching, flowering, pod formation and pod development stages.

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The financial, infrastructural and other related help extended by Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University, India) has been gratefully acknowledged by the authors.

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Bhutia, P.H., Sharangi, A.B. Effect of Dates of Sowing and Soil Moisture Level in Different Growth Stages and Yield Dynamics of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.). Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. 39, 77–80 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-016-0428-2

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Keywords

  • Fenugreek
  • Sowing time
  • Moisture level
  • Growth
  • Yield