Rabi spices: Fenugreek

About Fenugreek: Fenugreek can be cultivated in any organic-rich soil, although it produces the greatest results in well-drained loamy or sandy loam soils. It can withstand a pH range of 5.3 to 8.2. The crop prefers a cool climate and can withstand frost or freezing temperatures. During the maturation of the crop, dry weather is critical.

Growing Season and varieties: The optimal period to sow 18-25 kg seed per hectare is in the last week of October and the first week of November. To improve germination, seeds are steeped in water for two days before sowing. Rhizobium culture is also applied to the seeds.

CO-1Fenugreek, Rajendra Kranti, Pusa early bunching, kasuric selections, Azad methi-1, and Hissar Sonali are some of the varieties.

Procedure and chemicals required: Farmyard manure or compost is applied at a rate of 15-25 tonnes per hectare. With bigger doses of organic materials, biomass output is increased. Nitrogen should be sprayed at a rate of 20 kilogramme per hectare, phosphorus at 60 kg per hectare, and potassium at 40 kg per hectare. Spray Triacontanol [email protected]/10 lt of water 15-20 days after germination to achieve rapid growth.

Pest control: Spray [email protected]/10Ltr or [email protected]/10Ltr of water to control an aphid infestation.

As a preventative precaution, apply 60 kg of Neem Cake per acre to protect the crop from root rot. Seeds should be treated with Trichoderma viride at a rate of 4 grammes per kilogramme of seed. Drench soil with Carbendazim @5gm/Ltr of water or Copper oxychloride @2gm/Ltr of water if observed in the field as a control.

Powdery Mildew is a type of mildew. Spraying water soluble [email protected]/10Ltr or Propiconazole10EC (Topas) @200ml/acre in 200Ltr of water is indicated to reduce patchy, white powdery development on the upper surface of leaves.

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