COMPARATIVE TEST OF FENUGREEK / TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM L. / VARIETIES
2004, 5 (4) p. 259-262
Experiments in connection with Fenugreek have been carried out at our university for two decades. As a part of this work the variety Óvári-4 was awarded with a state certifi cate in 1994. The variety and the developed production technology were given patent protection. At the beginning testing concentrated on the plant as leguminous roughage (28 t/ha yield) and as protein plant (the protein content of the seed is between 30-33%, however recently the tests were extended to assess the use of the plant as medicinal plant. Plants from various ecological environments were obtained from institutes abroad, these plants were propagated, selected and compared to each other with respect to average yield, inner content value. As for today two new national variety candidates were bred, their introduction for qualifi cation is planned for 2004. In our studies the comparative examination of 10 foreign varieties, the variety Óvári-4 and the variety candidate named Óvári Gold is evaluated. In the experiment the effect of optimal germ number on yield was examined for the variety Óvári-4.