Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2019)
Studies on the influence of nitrogen levels and herb harvests on the yield and economics of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Cv. Ajmer Fenugreek-1
Author(s): Mohammad Yousuf, Dr. P Prashanth
Abstract: The present experiment was conducted to determine “Studies on the influence of nitrogen levels and herb harvests on the growth and yield of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Cv. Ajmer Fenugreek-1” under Southern Telangana agro-climatic conditions in the Department of Plantation, spices, medicinal and aromatic crops, was conducted during kharif season (August 2017 to December 2017) at the Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic crops section, College of Horticulture, Hyderabad.. The laboratory experiment was conducted in Factorial Randomized Block Design with three replications and Nitrogen was applied at three levels (30, 45 and 60 kg/ha). Application of nitrogen at different levels had a significant impact on growth and yield parameters of fenugreek recorded during the course of investigation different treatments. The result reveals that application of nitrogen at 60 kg per hectare improved and recorded maximum values for all the growth and yield parameters such as plant height, number of branches per plant, fresh and dry weight per plant, fresh and dry herb yield, number of pods per plant, pod length, number of seeds per pod, test weight of seeds, seed yield, biological yield, harvest index, NPK content and uptake. However, there was significant delay in flowering and maturity with 60 kg nitrogen per hectare. Among the harvesting practices (single, double and no herb harvest), the uncut plants showed maximum plant height, early flowering and maturity.