Before plantation of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), take 3 kg fenugreek in vessels and pour half glass of water then add 500 g dried turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder and shake the mixture properly. Finally the treated fenugreek is ready for plantation which will not be spoiled. This practice is used by many peoples as they learnt from their ancestors.
Crop Family: Legumes
Crop Scientific Name: (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Methi
Formulation: 500 gm dried turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder
Ingredients: Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
"Turmeric, Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) is a small rhizomatous perennial herb originating from southeast Asia, most probably India. The plant produces fleshy rhizomes of bright yellow to orange color that are the source of the commercially available spice turmeric. The powder is used as a spice, food preservative, and food-colouring agent, but is also well known for its medicinal and pesticidal properties. We have investigated the insecticidal effects of turmeric powder, crude essential oil, curcuminoid pigments, and ar-turmerone isolated from turmeric powder and crude essential oil, respectively against cabbage looper larvae. Twenty-four hours after topical application of 10 µg to third instar larvae, mortality ranged from 20-30%. Cabbage looper larvae demonstrated 50% growth reduction compared to controls after being placed on cabbage plants treated with 1% crude essential oil or 1% ar-tumerone in the greenhouse for four days." [Tavares, Wagner & Akhtar, Yasmin &Zanuncio, José &Isman, Murray. (2014). Insecticidal effects of turmeric powder and derivatives from Curcuma longa (Zingiberaceae) rhizomes against the cabbage looper, Trichoplusiani (
Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the laboratory and greenhouse.]
"Productivity and economics of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) in response to nitrogen applied through different sources in conjunction with bio-fertilizer consortium"