List of Papers Published in Volume 1 Issue 1


Standardization of explant size and media for in vitro propagation of hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha Linn)

Authors: Rajesh Kumar, L.D. Bist

Abstract: Once centimeter long shoot tips surface sterilized with 70 percent ethanol for 30 seconds followed by 0.1 percent HgCl2 and 10 percent NaOCl each for four minutes was culture best in gull strength MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg l-1 IBA for maximum shoot proliferation. ...

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In vitro organogenesis and induction of genetic variability in callus cultures of Citrus aurantifolia

Authors: RANJAN K. SRIVASTAVA, A.S. SANDHU

Abstract: Stem and root segments excised from in vitro raised seedlings of C. aurantifolia were cultured on MS medium supplemented with varied combinations of cytokinins and auxins. The duration and amount of calfusing varied with medium composition and type of explants used. Shoot tip, epicotyls, and hypocotyls were found superior explants for callusing. MS fortified with NAA (10 mg/l) and Kinetin (0.2 mg/ ...

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Evaluation of different plum (Prunus sp.) cultivars under mid hill conditions of Uttaranchal

Authors: VIJAY PRAKASH, M.P.SINGH, D.C. DIMRI, M.C.NAUTIYAL

Abstract: Out of six cultivars of plum (Prunus sp.), viz., Methley, Santa Rosa, First Plum, Ramgarh Maynard, New Plum and Kabul Green Gage Studied, First Plum attained maximum tree height (10.66 m), and trunk girth (43.62cm) while cv. Ramgarh Maynard obtained maximum spred (11.26 m). Cultivar Santa Rosa gave the highest fruit yield (56.06 kg/tree) followed by Methley (54.66 kg/tree) and New Plum (13x2.19 cm ...

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Correlation studies in sorghum

Authors: MEENU AGARWAL, RAMESHWAR SINGH, P.K.SHROTRIA

Abstract: A set of fortyone elite genotypes of sorghum, consisting of tillering and tillering types, was used for estimating inter-character correlations between fourteen morphological characters, Genotypic correlation coefficients were generally higher than phenotypic correlation coefficients. The study showed that leaf length was positively and positively correlated with dry matter yield. ...

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Genetic diversity in hybrids of urdbean using isoperoxidase patterns

Authors: S.R.UPADHYAY, A. SHUKLA, A.K.GAUR

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Crop diversification in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal

Authors: PREETI TYAGI, T.S.BHOGAL

Abstract: Diversification is the powerful means for increasing income, employment and food and nutritional security. Therefore, present study was conducted with the objectives of measuring extent and nature of diversification in the states of U.P. and Uttaranchal. In the study secondary data were used and composite entropy index was calculated as diversification index. The results revealed that crop diversi ...

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Flowering and yield of rose as influenced by plant densities and seasons

Authors: A.K. SINGH

Abstract: Variations due to plant densities (1,2,4,6 and 9 plant/m2) and seasons (winter, summer and rainy) on flowering and yield in rose cv. Gruss-an-Teplitz were recorded. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with five replications. The lowest plant density (1 plant/m2) resulted in significant increase in flower diameter, number of petals/flower, individual flower weight and weight of f ...

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Effect of nitrogen, FYM and azotobacterization on physicochemical properties and fertility status of mollisol after harvest of maize

Authors: D. DUTTA, S.SINGH, H.P. SIGH

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to find out the effect of nitrogen doses (0,20,40,60,80,100 and 120 kg N ha-1), FYM (10 ton ha-1) and Azotobacter inoculation on yield of maize and some physicochemical properties and fertility status of Mollisol after crop harvest. Application of nitrogen fertilizer did not affect the bulk density of soil. Pore space of the soil increased remarkably with the appli ...

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Comparative evaluation of different methods of zinc application in groundnut grown in an alkaline sandy loam

Authors: A.K. CHAUBE, P.C. SRIVASTAVA, S.K. SINGH, M.S. GANGWAR

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Evaluation of soil-plant-atmosphere water model for simulation of soil water content and evapotranspiration in wheat field

Authors: H.K. RAI, H.S.KUSHWAHA

Abstract: The water balance of a field is an itemized statement of all gains, losses, and changes of storage of water occurring within specified boundries during a specified period of time. The task of monitoring and controlling the field water budget is vital to the efficient water management. The soil moisture is one of the most important parameter of physical environment which controls the crop productio ...

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Aerodynamic characteristics of potato crop

Authors: VEER SINGH, H.S.KUSHWAHA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during winter season of 1992-93 with potato crop (var. Kufri Bahar) planted in a mollisol under rainfed (T1) and irrigated (T2) conditions at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. From the micrometeorological observations taken by sensitive and calibrated Assaman Psychrometer and small cup anemometers under these two soil moisture condition ...

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Studies on root distribution pattern of grapefruit (Citrus paradise Macf.) budded on trifoliate orange rootstock

Authors: NAVIN SINGH, K.K. MISRA

Abstract: Root distribution pattern of 18 years old bearing trees of grapefruit cv New Zealand budded on trifoliate orange rootstock was studied by free monolith method of root excavation during spring season of 1999. The roots excavated from 3 radial distances, i.e., 0-60 cm, 60-120 cm, 120-180 cm from tree trunk and 3 depth, i.e., 0-20 cm, 20-40 cm, 40-60 cm from ground level indicate that the various cat ...

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Mycoflora associated with Persian lilac seed (Melia azadirach Linn.)

Authors: R.K. SAHU, V.K. AGARWAL

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Long term storage of Trichoderma and pseudomonas cultures

Authors: ROOPALI SHARMA, UMA SINGH, U.S. SINGH, H.S. CHAUBE

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Genetic resistance in guinea fowls to Salmonella Gallinarum infection

Authors: B.R. SINGH, J.C. VERMA, V.P. SINGH, J. ALAM

Abstract: The study on susceptibility of two (H and L) lines of the guinea fowl to salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Gallinarum (S. Gallinarum, lethal to chicken, oral LD50, 2.5 X 103 cfu/chick) revealed that guinea fowls was resistant to S. Gallinarum infection. The birds showed no apparent illness or any gross pathological lesion in any of the visceral organs on oral inoculation of 4.3 X 10 ...

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Relationship between pathogenic potential and surface characteristics of Salmonella serovars.

Authors: B.R. SINGH, and V.D. SHARMA

Abstract: As many as 22 strains of Salmonella enterica subspecies enteric belonging to 9 serovars, viz., Typhimurium (6), Newport (4), Virehow (2), Weltevreden (2), Catanzaro (2), Gallinarum (1), Nachanga (1), Abortusequi (1) and paratyphi B (1), were tested for their pathogenicity in mice (105CFU, itraperitoneally) and surface characteristics by different assays. Of the 5 non-pathogenic strains, only one c ...

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Moisture content in neoplastic tissues and haematological studies in bovine neoplasms

Authors: P.B. WANGIKAR, N.M. DEGLOORKAR, S.D.MOREGAONKAR

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Lungworm associated mortality in Gaddi goat in north-Uttaranchal

Authors: HIRA RAM, P.S. BANERJEE, D.K. AGRAWAL, RAJESH CHANDRA, A.K. UPADHYAY

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Squamous cell carcinoma in a male German Shepherd dog

Authors: D.K. AGRAWAL, R.S. CHAUHAN, A.K. DAS

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Factors affecting body weight, production and reproduction traits in Nili Ravi buffaloes

Authors: C.V. SINGH

Abstract: Least squares analysis or data was carried out on weight at birth 6, 12, 18, 24 months and weight at first calving of 603 Nili Ravi buffaloes maintained at Military Dairy Farms, viz., Ambala and Ferospur over a period of 20 years (1960-1979) sired by 115 bulls. The effect due to the farm, period, season, dam weight, dam age at first calving and dam lactation period were significant for all the bod ...

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Use of breeding efficiency in predicting the herd life traits in crossbred cows

Authors: DEEPAK KUMAR, D. KUMAR, HARPAL SINGH

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Effect of phytase enzyme supplementation on biochemical blood parameters of maize based diets fed broilers

Authors: HALIMA HASSEN, S.S. CHAUHAN

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Effect of supplementing graded levels of poultry litter on rumen fermentation pattern in cross bred cattle

Authors: NEERU BHATT, S.S. CHAUHAN, MANOJ SINGH

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Ovatide induced breeding of Labeo rohita in Tarai agro-climatic region

Authors: R.S. CHAUHAN, V.K. SINGH, U.P. SINGH

Abstract: A new indigenously developed hormonal formulation named Ovatide was tried to induce bred rohu, Labeo rohita, in tarai agro-climatic region of Uttaranchal. A single dose of ovatide @ 0.2 -0.4 ml/kg body weight was injected intramuscularly in female breeders weighing 0.70 to 1.50 kg. Male breeders were injected with 0.1 – 0.2 ml/kg body weight. Eggs were laid after 9 to 12 hours of the administrat ...

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Observations on hydrological factors, plankton development and primary production in a silted non-drainable fish culture pond

Authors: V.K. SINGH, R.S. CHAUHAN, U.P.SINGH

Abstract: Present paper embodies the observations on different physic-chemical parameters, plankton biomass and primary production in a perennial non-drainable fish culture pond during August 1998- May 1999. Various physico-chemical and biological parameters ranged as – temperature, 14.8- 32.7oC; water transparency, 9.4 -29.7 cm; pH, 5.6- 7.2; dissolved oxygen, 4.8 – 93.6 mg/l; free CO2, 0-11.3 mg/l; ca ...

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Effect of supplementation of vitamin-E in brood stock diet on maturity condition and breeding performance of Labeo rohita

Authors: U.P.SINGH, V.K. SINGH, M.S. SANT

Abstract: Paper examines the effect of vitamin E on the gonadal maturity and breeding performance of Labeo rohita. Results showed better maturity conditions with higher gonadosomatic index values in both male and female fishes fed with vitamin E supplemented diet in experimental pond than control pond. The breeding performance of fishes reared in experimental pond was far better than the control pond with h ...

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Availability of rice and wheat straw after combining and its recovery by field baling

Authors: OMAR A. BAMAGA and T.C. THAKUR

Abstract: Combine harvesting of rice and wheat is replacing the traditional harvesting methods in many states of India. The information on availability of combine harvested straw is important for planning and management of mechanical straw recovery systems. The effect of height of cut by a combine harvester on availability of rice and wheat straw has been studied. The straw availability is not directly prop ...

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Theoretical modeling of partial oil expression from shelled groundnuts

Authors: R.K. PANDEY, D.K.GUPTA

Abstract: The soil consolidation theory of Terzaghi has been extended to description of the process of oil expression from shelled groundnuts. Based on this theory a theoretical model for oil expression has been developed which is capable of predicting oil expression with errors of generally less than 10 percent. The experimental data of partial oil expression from shelled groundnuts at moisture content (4 ...

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Kinetics of moisture adsorption by pigeonpea dal during storage

Authors: A.SINGH, D.K. GUPTA

Abstract: Moisture adsorption behavior of pigeonpea prepared from untreated, naHCO3 treated and oil treated pigeon pea grains was studied for eight months under various storage conditions. No significant difference was observed in moisture content of untreated, NaHCO3 treated and oil treated pigeonpea dhal during storage. However, the moisture content of dal was higher throughout the storage period. Dal sam ...

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Effect of hydraulic conductivity of slow permeable layer on seepage and percolation losses

Authors: R.D. BANSOS, G.L. CHUNALE, B. ANJANEYULU

Abstract: The considerable amount of seepage and percolation can be reduced with minimum expenditure by providing the soils with less hydraulic conductivity on the channel beds. And experiment was conducted to study the effect of soils with different hydraulic conductivity of reduction of seepage and percolation losses. The effect of different slow permeable layers of soils with hydraulic conductivities or ...

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Effect of land slope and runoff rate on sediment outflow for bare and maize crop lands

Authors: B.K.NANDA, AKHILESH KUMAR

Abstract: Land slope and runoff rate are important parameters which affect sediment outflow from catchments. The exact quantification of their effects is, however, not available. In this study experiment outflow from catchments. The exact quantify the rate of sediment outflow at varying land slope and runoff rate for no crop and maize cropping systems by using a slope adjusting hydraulic flume of 10m x 1.2 ...

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Effect of inoculum level on dry anaerobic batch fermentation of cattle dung

Authors: JAYANT SINGH, T.N.MISHRA, T.K.BHATTACHARYA

Abstract: Laboratory investigation on cattle dung:water slurry were conducted to study the effect of inoculums on gas production for a dry anaerobic fermentation process. The ratio of dung and water was selected as 1:0, 1:0.25 and 1:1 (control). The slurry samples prepared at 1:0 and 1:0.25 ratio were inoculated with 6, 12 and 18% inoculum individually as compared to control which was inoculated with 6% ino ...

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Response of chilli for biometric development to water stress

Authors: P.D. PATIL, S.N. SURYAWANSHI, R.D. BANSOD

Abstract: An experiment was conducted in randomized block design to study the effect of water stress on biometric development of chilli (Capsicum annum L.) and to evaluate crop susceptibility factor at various crop growth periods. The length and diameter of chilli (83.3 and 6.99 mm, respectively) were observed significantly superior in treatment-T1 wherein no water stress was imposed. The length and diamet ...

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Perception of women about their status as members of selected self-help groups of Udham Singh Nagar district

Authors: GAGANDEEP KAUR GABA, ABHA AHUJA

Abstract: Study on rural women’s perception about their status as being members of self-help group was carried out in Tarai region of Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttaranchal. The random sample of 120 woman were taken from 11 SHGs which were promoted by Department of Human Development and family Studies, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.&T. Pantnagar and having the savings in the bank for one and mor ...

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Family size preferences and their reasons : A comparative study of rural and urban areas of Udham Singh Nagar district

Authors: MADHULIKA SHARMA, ABHA AHUJA

Abstract: Overpopulation is a major problem of our country but is seldom realized at household level. Hence, a study was conducted in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttaranchal to gain insight into the family size preferences and the reasons behind them. The results showed that various family size variables including actual and desired family size were greater in case of rural families as compared to urban ...

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Postural study of handicapped children studying in regular schools

Authors: POONAM SINGH, DEEPA SHARMA

Abstract: Sitting down is a natural human posture. People sit down because they feel that sitting is less fatigue giving than standing. But many children perform their table work as per convenient posture without realizing the cost of work and other physiological damages to the body in that posture with ordinary chair provided to them in the schools. So present study was carried out to find the time expendi ...

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Determination of amino-acid loss in protease treatment of blended woolen fabric

Authors: ANUPAMA MISHRA, ALKA GOEL

Abstract: Enzymatic treatment, which improves surface properties of fabrics by digesting loose fibers, is gaining popularity because of its beneficial effects on the environment. In this study, merino-angora (65:35) blended fabric was treated with two proteolytic enzymes, viz., trypsin and pepsin, applied at three concentrations. A certain weight loss was observed and its relationship with amino acids rele ...

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Availability of iodized salt and its storage practices in eastern Uttar Pradesh

Authors: VINITA SINGH, RITA SINGH RAGHUVANSHI

Abstract: The present study was conducted in six villages of Faizabad and Sultanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh in order to assess the availability of iodized salt and storage practices in households. The results revealed that a total of 80.15% families were using crystalline salt and the average per capita consumption was 8.53 g per day in Faizabad and 6.96 g in Sultanpur district. Moreover, 74.2% salt samp ...

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Popping quality of barnyard, foxtail and little millet

Authors: SARITA SRIVASTAVA, SHALINI ARORA, MEETA DHYANI, GURMUKH SINGH

Abstract: Popping quality of various genotypes of barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea), viz., VL-172, VL-178, VL-179, VL-181, TNAU-80, K-1; foxtail millet (Setaria italica) viz. SIA-326, SIA-2644, SIA-2679 SIA-2830, Krishnadevarya, TNAU-190, and little millet (Panicum miliare), viz., OLM-11 and TNAU-63 was studies. The results revealed that little millet possessed the best popping potential followed by ...

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Quality evaluation of garlic powder (Allium Sativum L.)

Authors: SUNITA KHARAYAT, PUSHPA SHUKLA

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Potato flour : An avenue to improve utilization of potato

Authors: M.SINGH, M. DHYANI, K.KULSHRESTHA, G.S. CHAUHAN

Abstract: Potato variety ‘K Badshah’ was processed into flour for evaluating an avenue to improve utilization of potato. The physic-chemical characteristics of flour revealed a high water absorption capacity (2.2 times) and the dough has a greater cohesiveness than raw mashed potatoes. The sensory evaluation of traditional products made with potato flour revealed that the preference was in the order khe ...

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