Vol. 7 No. 2
Response of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) to different levels of nitrogen and Rhizobium
Author(s): B. DUTTA, A. PARIARI, 1A. DEBNATHAND S. KHAN
Abstract: An experiment was carried out during 2007-08 and 2008-09 to study the effect of biofertilizer and nitrogen levels on growth, yield and quality of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) in an Entisol of Horticultural Research Station, Mondouri, BCKV, West Bengal. Fenugreek (Rmt-1) seeds were treated with Rhizobium and sown with different levels of inorganic nitrogen and full dose of P and K including FYM @ 5 ton/ha. The results revealed that growth parameters viz., plant height and number of branches were significantly better in 15 to 20 per cent substitution of fertilizer nitrogen with biofertilizer. Seed yield was also highest (12.8 q/ha) in 15% substitution of inorganic nitrogen with Rhizobium followed by 20% and 25% N substitution. The essential oil content, however, did not show any variation among treatments. The findings indicated that there is a scope of replacement of 25% inorganic fertilizer nitrogen in fenugreek through biofertilizer and sustaining the soil..
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