Studies on effect of cutting and intra row spacing on leaf and seed yield of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)


  • DK Singh
  • HO Gupta
  • L Kumar
  • SL Sharma


Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum L., leaf cut, yield, inter row space


Fenugreek is an annual herb having light green leaves, 30-60cm tall and produces slender, beaked pods, 10-15 cm long and each pod contains 10-15 cm long and each pod contain 10-20 small hard yellowish brown seeds, which are smooth and oblong, about 3mm long, each grooved across one corner, giving them a hooked appearance.  A field experiment was conducted and treatments imposed with two factors i.e., three cuttings level (C) (C0: No cutting, C1: One cutting and C2: Two cuttings) and four intra row spacing level (S) (S1:30 x 5.0cm, S2: 30 x7.5cm, S3:30 x 12.5 cm). Result revealed that closer spacing (30 x 5.0 cm) and two cuttings (60 & 90 DAS) better for leaf harvest.  As far as seed production better at 30x 7.5 cm spacing followed by 30 x 10cm at one or no cutting condition.  Economic point of view single cutting at 60 days after sowing and spacing at 30 x7.5 cm better in Uttar Pradesh condition.


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Singh, D., Gupta, H., Kumar, L., & Sharma, S. (2021). Studies on effect of cutting and intra row spacing on leaf and seed yield of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.). Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 12(12), 74–79. Retrieved from