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Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, is an herbaceous annual plant in the family Fabaceae grown for its leaves and seeds which are used as a herb or spice. The fenugreek plant may have a single stem or may be branched at the stem base. The plant has an erect growth habit and a strong, sweet aroma. The leaves of the plant are small and trifoliate with oval leaflets which are green to purple in color. The plant produces solitary pale white or purplish flowers and a straight or occasionally curved yellow pod which houses the seeds. Between 10 and 20 seeds are produced per pod and they are small, smooth and brown, each divided into two lobes. Fenugreek can reach a height of 60 cm (23.6 in) and as an annual, survives only one growing season. The origin of fenugreek is unknown but it is indigenous to the western Mediterranean.

Major/Minor Minor
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Medicinal Plants
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Annual
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Aphids White flies leafhoppers Caterpillars Spider mites
Wild Oats (Avena fatua) Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) Canary Grass (Phalaris spp.) Chicory (Cichorium intybus): Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Clover (Trifolium spp.): Amaranthus spp. (Amaranth)
Fungal Diseases
Powdery Mildew Downy Mildew Root Rot Rust Damping off Fusarium wilt Fenugreek Yellow mosaic
leaf discoloation stunted growht Failure of flowering wilting Reduced Yield

Fenugreek Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a commonly cultivated herb and spice. .
Desi Fenugreek (Kasuri Methi) .
Khyber Methi: .
Azad Methi .
Peshawari Methi: .
Shanivar Jali Methi: .
Madhuri 29: .
. 20-25 kg per acre for line sowing.
. while 20-25 kg per acre for broadcasting
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Fenugreek Districts Wise Calendar

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