Botanical Name - Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Family - Leguminosae

CO 1,CO 2, Rajendra Kanti, Kissar Sonali, RMT 303,305 and Lam sel.1

Soil –

A rich well drained loamy soil is best suited.pH should be 6.0 to 7.0 for its better growth and development.

Climate – 

It can be cultivated both in the tropics and temperate regions.Cool and comparatively dry, frost free climate is ideal.

12 kg/ha.

Azospirillum 1.5 kg + Trichoderma viride @ 50 g for 12 kg of seeds.

Prepare the main field to a fine tilth. Add FYM 20 – 25 t/ha before last ploughing. Form beds and channels of 3.5 x 1.5 m. Seeds are sown at a spacing of 20 X 15 cm. Spray preemergence herbicide Fluchloralin 700 ml in 500 lit of water per ha.

Plains: September to November.
Hills: March

Apply 25:25:50 kg of N, P, K/ha.
Top dressing
Apply 25 kg of N at 30 days after sowing

Give first irrigation immediately after sowing, second on the third day and subsequently at 7 – 10 days intervals.

 Hoeing and weeding during the early stages of plant growth are required to encourage proper growth.
 Plants are thinned at 20-25 days after sowing to keep the distance between the plants at 10-15 cm and to retain 1 to 2 plants per hill.
 Young shoots are nipped off 4-5 cm above ground level and subsequent cuttings of leaves may be taken after 15 days.
 It is advisable to take 1 to 2 cuttings before the crop is allowed for flowering and fruiting.

1)Root rot- 
 Soil application of neem cake @ 150 kg/ha and seed treatment with T. asperellum @ 4 g/kg or drenching with carbendazim @ 0.5 g/l or copper oxychloride @ 2 g/l or T.asperellum @ 5 kg/ha

2)Powdery mildew-
 Dust sulphur @ 25 kg/ha or foliar spray with wettable sulphur @ 2 g/l at the time of appearance of disease.

20 – 25 days for greens.
90 – 100 days for grains.

Green yield: 4 – 5 t/ha.
Grain yield: 500 – 700 kg/ha.