'Kasuri Methi (Trigonella Corniculata L.) is one of the important seed spices crop, slightly differ than regular methi (Trigonella foenum graecium L.) mostly cultivated for its significant flavor and other medicinal properties in its leaves. It is mostly cultivated in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh in India. The reason identified for less area under cultivation of Kasuri methi in state like Maharashtra, distribution chain from producer to consumer through marketing were taken into consideration. In this regards, genesis for the present study was to give the production technology of seed production of kasuri methi to the farmers of the region. We are sure that, this publication shall prove highly useful to various stake holders, such as field functionaries, growers, students and extension workers and who are having interest in (grown) kasuri methi.'
82 4.11 Seed yield per hectare (q) 86 C. Quality parameters 90 4.12 Test weight of seed (g) 90 4.13 Germination per cent (%) 93 4.14 Total chlorophyll content (mg/100 mg of leaves) 100 4.15 Trigonelline content (%) 102 4.16 Oleoresin content (%) 104 4.17 Protein content (%) 106 D. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium status 108 4.18 Available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content in soil 108 4.19 Dry matter per cent (%) 112 4.20 Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content in kasuri methi crop 114 4.21 Uptake of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium by kasuri methi crop119 4.22 Soil fertility status of available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium 124 CONTENTS i E. Economic studies of treatments 128 4.23 Gross and net monetary return 128 4.24 B:C ratio 133 5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 138 5.1 Vegetative growth 138 5.2 Yield attributes and yield 139 5.3 Seed quality parameters 139 5.4Read more
Dr. S.M. Ghawade has been engaged in teaching of various courses to Undergraduate and Post graduate, at College of Agriculture and College of Horticulture, Akola, respectively, during 2001 to 2012. He has published more than 55 research papers in Journals of national and international repute, 87 popular articles in different magazines, news papers, contributed 2 chapters in books on Spice crops. He wrote three booklets in English and three in Marathi on various aspects of Horticulture. He had also published twenty seven leaflets on sustainable production technologies of various vegetables with University publication numbers in local language for the immediate benefit to the farmers of the region. He was honored by prestigious K.G. Joshi cash prize award with the hands of Hon'ble M.S. Swaminathan, Father of green revolution in India, during 2015. This award was given to him forRead more