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dc.contributor.supervisor Thomas, James E.
dc.contributor.supervisor Acharya, Surya
dc.contributor.author Basu, Saikat Kumar
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-13T20:30:10Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-13T20:30:10Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/242
dc.description xix, 184 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual legume mainly used as a spice crop in many parts of the world. "Tristar" is a new forage cultivar that requires - 120 days to produce mature seed in western Canada where only - 100 frost-free days are available. The goal for this study was to reduce maturity duration for the crop through a series of studies on the genetics and agronomic aspects of fenugreek. This two year study suggests that: 1)mutation breeding using Tristar seed as a base population could be successfull; 2)multi-location trials using world accessions exhibited genotype X environment interaction; 3)swathing of plants before freezing temperatures set in; 4)application of phosphate fertilizer increased seed yield and; 5)foliar sprays of chemicals can be used for production of high quality seed. In this study some short duration, high yielding and determine lines of fenugreek were produced improving the potential for use of fenugreek and the economics of beef production in western Canada. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Canada -- Mutation breeding en
dc.subject Plant mutation breeding en
dc.subject Plant genetics en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Seed production technology for fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) in the Canadian prairies en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences
dc.degree.level Masters


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