Bookcover of Production of High Quality Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)
Booktitle:

Production of High Quality Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)

Selecting for optimized yield and early seed maturation

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-02-24 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-12378-4

ISBN-10:
3639123786
EAN:
9783639123784
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Fenugreek is an annual legume crop with medicinal properties and potential to be a high quality forage crop. The first forage cultivar of fenugreek “Tristar”, developed for western Canada requires ~120 days for producing high quality seed in this region where only ~100 frost-free days are available annually. Therefore the primary goal of this study was to determine an appropriate course of action to produce mature seed in 100 days. A series of genetics and agronomic studies conducted over two years suggested that mutation breeding using Tristar as the base population can reduce maturity duration of this crop. A strong G X E interaction for seed yield was observed when world accessions were tested over multiple locations in western Canada. Swathing of plants a few days before combining and application of phosphate fertilizer increased seed yield while application of foliar spray of some chemicals produced high quality fenugreek seed. Some short duration, high yielding and determinate lines were also identified in this study, improving the potential for expanded use of fenugreek in western Canada. This work will be valuable for agronomists, plant breeders and geneticists.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Saikat Basu
Number of pages:
176
Published at:
2009-02-24
Stock:
Available
Category:
Botany
Price:
68.00 €
Keywords:
fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Mutation, breeding, Phosphate, Seed, determinate, Tristar, genetics, environment

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