List of Papers Published in Volume 1 Issue 2


Diversification of farming systems in bhabar region of district Nainital : income, employment and constraint implications

Authors: RITAMBHARA SINGH and S.P. SINGH

Abstract: The study was conducted in the Bhabar area of district Nainital in the year 2001-02. The study revealed that large farms and commercial farms (extra large farms) offer more opportunity for diversification and value addition. Income per hectare was maximum for commercial farm followed by small and large farm while employment per hectare was maximum on commercial farm followed by large and small far ...

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Effect of plant population and varieties on growth, physiological parameters, seed quality and yield attributes of soybean (Glycine max L.)

Authors: DEEPTI and S.C. SAXENA

Abstract: Field experiments were conducted during “kharif” seasons of 2000 at the Crop Research Centre of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology to evaluate the response of 3 plant population (0.3, 0.45 and 0.6 million plants/ha) in 8 soybeen varieties (Bragg, PK-1251, SL-517, SL-525, SL-528, PK-416, PS-1042 and Pusa-16) in split-plot design with three replications. Among the varieties, Brag ...

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Response of sorghum to bio-fertilizer and nitrogen

Authors: S.S. VERMA, Y.P. JOSHI, VIRENDRA SINGH

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 1999 and 2000 at livestock Research Centre of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to study the response of sorghum to bio-fertilizer and nitrogen in Mollisol Under Tarai conditions. Response to nitrogen fertilization was upto 100 kg/ha for grain, stover and net return. Seed inoculated with Azospirillium Produced the ...

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Physico chemical and milling characteristics of different varieties of foxtail millet (Setaria italica)

Authors: SWATI SHARMA, GURMUKH SINGH, SARITA SRIVASTAVA, POONAM AGARWAL

Abstract: Seven varieties namely GPUS-25, PS-4 SIA-326, SIA-2644, SIA-2679, SIA-2830 and Krishnadevarya of foxtail millet were evaluated for their physicochemical and milling characteristics. Different varieties exhibited 1000 grain weight, 1000 grain volume, bulk density, true density and porosity values of 2.60-3.44 g, 4.0-7.0cc, 0.68-0.76 g/cc, 0.909-1.176 glcc and 20.17-38.77 per cent, respectively. Who ...

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Effect of Spacing and planting time on plant growth and fruit yield in capsicum under mid hills of Uttaranchal

Authors: S.P. UNIYAL, A.K. MISHRA

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Floral traits influencing out-crossing in cytoplasmic male sterile lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Authors: NAVNEETA KOUSHIK, J.P.S. MALIK

Abstract: An investigation was undertaken to study the floral characteristics of 33 cytoplasmic male sterile lines that lead to better outcrossing and enhanced seed set. Floral characters such as per cent stigma exertion, stigma length and breadth, style length etc. were recorded. Te study revealed a wide variation with respect to various floral characteristics. Maximum heritability was observed for stigma ...

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Genetic diversity of indiaca, aus and japonica wide-compatibility varieties (WCVS) of rice using RAPD

Authors: R. THANGA PANDIAN, K. THIYAGARAJAN

Abstract: The RAPD technique was used to differentiate between 10 wide-compatibility varieties (WCVs) of rice. Screening was done with 22 random primers. Consistent results were obtained with 17 primers. Use of these 17 primers resulted in the amplification of 116 random polymorphic bands. This data was used to study the genetic diversity among the wide-compatibility varieties exhibited high genetic similar ...

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Inheritance of quality characters in forage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]

Authors: D.C. BASKHETI

Abstract: Gene effects for crude protein and other quality traits were estimated by generation mean analysis in seven crosses of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] X sudan grass (Sorghum sudanense). Additive-dominance model was not sufficient to explain the inheritance of quality traits in all the crosses. Dry matter digestibility and total soluble solids were found to be predominantly under the control ...

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In vitro culture of the embryos derived from the inter-generic crosses between wheat x maize

Authors: NAVNEETA KAUSHIK, MUKTA SIROHI, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: Ten F1 hybrids of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and one genotype of maize ‘Amar’(Zea mays) were investigated for the production of haploid embryos in wheat. All the wheat F1’s produced embryos upon crossing with maize coupled with post-pollination treatments with 2,4-D@100 ppm, one, two and three days after pollination. Four efficiency parameters i.e. Seed formation frequency (SFF), embryo forma ...

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A note on effect of root pruning on yield and fruit quality of litchi cv. Rose Scented

Authors: R.L. LAL, GOPAL SINGH, ASHISH YADAV, PAVAN SHUKLA

Abstract: Effect of six treatment consisting of two levels of root exposure [(i) between 90 to 150 cm & (ii) between 150 to 200 cm away from tree trunk] each at two depths [(iii) 30 cm & (iv) 60 cm] along with (v) loosening of soil to a depth of 30 cm below tree canopy and (vi) control (no soil digging) were assessed in 14-year-old litchi cv. Rose Scented trees in terms of fruit yield and quality du ...

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Effect of holding solution on postharvest life of cut Gladiolus cv. Rose Supreme

Authors: B.D. BHUJ, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA, RANVIR SINGH

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to find out the effect of holding solutions of the vase life of cut gladiolus cv. Rose Supreme. The spikes harvested at tight bud stage were immediately kept in distilled water and thereafter taken in the vase solutions for the study. Maximum vase life was noticed with sucrose (4%) + aluminium sulphate (300ppm) + sodium hypochloride (25 ppm) and minimum was with co ...

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Field evaluation of Paecilomyces lilacinus against root-knot disease in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Authors: M. NEHAL KHAN, A.C. VERMA, H.K. SINGH

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Investigation on the influence of seed discoloration on some Physical properties or rice

Authors: HIMANSHU NEGI, B. DAS, V.K. AGARWAL

Abstract: All the four types of discolourations viz. Light to dark brown dot like spots (caused by Bipolaris oryzae), light pink to light brown (Fusarium moniliforme), dark black (Curvularia lunata) and dark brown discolouration (Fusarium graminearum) significantly influenced and reduced some of the important physical properties of rice seeds such as seed weight, seed volume and density. Reduction in seed w ...

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Quality estimation of fungicides from treated seeds of wheat

Authors: A.K. GUPTA, V.K. AGARWAL

Abstract: The experiments were conducted for the qualitative estimation of captan, carbendazim, carboxin, tebuconazole and thiram on treated seeds of wheat by bioassay using A. alternata, A. niger, B. sorokiniana, C. falcatum, C. lunata, F. moniliforme, P. cactorum, T. harzianum, T.virens and T. viride as test fungi. Bioassay can be successfully used for the qualitative estimation of fungicides. The fungi n ...

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Irrigation requirement of rabi pulses under shallow water table conditions

Authors: R.P. TRIPATHI, ALOK KUMAR

Abstract: Irrigation requirement of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), pea (Pisum sativum L.) and lentil (Lens culinaris Medic) was studied under shallow water table conditions of Beni silty clay loam and Patharchatta sandy loam at Pantnagar. The natural water tables fluctuated from 0.8 to 1.4 m depths in Beni Silty clay loam and from 2.8 to 3.6 m depths in Patharchatta sandy loam . Results show that no irrigat ...

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Evaluation of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) genotypes in tarai of Uttaranchal

Authors: A.C. MISHRA, N.P. SINGH, R.V. SINGH, HARI HAR RAM

Abstract: Mean performance of 38 genotypes of potato for various traits, pooled over two years indicated that Kufri Pukhraj was the best genotype for tuber diameter (5.38 cm) and tuber weight (119.56 g), while TPS I/13 registered best performance for plant height (57.33 cm) and shoot girth (4.01 cm). Maximum number of days to 50 per cent emergence and shoots per plant were counted in JX-1 (15.00) and JX-115 ...

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Path coefficient analysis for certain metric traits in Indian cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis)

Authors: R.K. DUBEY, B.P.SINGH, HARI HAR RAM

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during rabi season 2000-2001 to study path coefficient analysis for certain metric traits in 65 diverse genotypes of Indian cauliflower [Brassica oleracea var. botrytis]. Maximum positive direct effect on net curd yield per plant was imposed by curd diameter (0.69) followed by harvest index (0.47), total plant weight (0.45) and leaf length (0.23). However, high negative ...

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Efficacy of some botanicals as repellents against the rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton)

Authors: PRACHI PAREEK, S.C. DWIVEDI

Abstract: Laboratory experiments were carried out to assess the efficacy of four-plant leaf extracts viz., Anethum sowa, Chenopodium album, Quisqualis indica and Achrus sapota as repellents against Corcyra cephalonica. The plant extracts were used in 100 per cent concentration, Repellent property has been confirmed in all plant species by using olfactometer. Acetone extract of Chenopodium album exhibited ma ...

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In situ dry matter degradability of feeds containing different concentrate to sorghum fodder ratios.

Authors: MESFIN DEJENE, ASHOK KUMAR, RIPUSUDAN KUMAR, VIR SINGH

Abstract: Rumen dry matter (DM) degradability of feeds containing different concentrate to sorghum (Rio) fodder ratio was studied with the in situ technique by suspending the nylon bag filled with different concentrate to fodder ratio at 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 72 and 96 hour incubation in the rumen of 3 fistulated adult male cattle. The feeds tested were in ratio, 0 concentrate mixture: 100 sorghum ...

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A study on population dynamics, animal husbandry practices and productivity of livestock in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh

Authors: HIMANSHU PANDEY, S.K. SINGH, D. KUMAR, SHIVE KUMAR

Abstract: A study was carried out utilizing available secondary data and on primary data collected from 5 tehsils of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh. The population dynamics, composition of livestock population, the productive performance and animal husbandry practices of cattle and buffalo, and milk utilization patterns were studied. The farmers were grouped into three categories according to land h ...

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Evaluation of nutritional quality, forage yield and in sacco dry matter digestibility of different forage crop rotations

Authors: PANKAJ SINGH, R.S. JAISWAL, M.L. VERMA, Y.P.JOSHI

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted with nine forage crop rotations to examine the most suitable crop rotation in terms of yield, nutrient contents and in sacco dry matter digestibility. Sorghum + Cowpea – Oat + Berseem – maize + cowpea (R5) recorded the highest DM (Dry matter), CP (Crude protein) and DDM (Digestible dry matter) yield compared to other rotations, however, maize – Lahi – Oat ...

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Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in cattle at an Organized farm in Uttaranchal

Authors: RAJAT GARG, P.S. BANERJEE, C.L. YADAV, RAJESH GODARA

Abstract: Examination of 717 faecal samples of cattle beionging to different age groups and either sex at Instructional Dairy Farm, Nagla over a period of one year revealed that 20.1 per cent animals were positive for a single or mixed gastrointestinal parasitic infection. Amphistomes (10.3%) were the predominant G.I. parasites followed by strongyles (5.4%), coccidian (4.7%), Trichuris sp. (1.5%), Moniezia ...

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Dye and heavy metal resistance in pathogenic bacteria of animal and public health significance

Authors: B.R. SINGH, V.D.SHARMA, MUDIT CHANDA, MEENU AGRAWAL, K. KAVITHA, GAUTAM SHARMA, R.K AGRAWAL

Abstract: Out of 763 bacterial strains belonging to 26 species of 19 genera tested for resistant against dyes and heavy metal ions, 523 (68.5%), 262 (34.3%) and 6 (0.8%) were found resistant to crystal violet, acriflavine and mercuric chloride , respectively. Mercuric chloride resistance detected in 0.8 per cent strains was evident only in two strains each of Salmonella enteric serovar Typhimurium and K. pn ...

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Design and development of a clod crushing machine for shatter resistant clods

Authors: HEMANT DADHICH, T.C. THAKUR

Abstract: A clod crushing machine was designed and developed for efficient disintegration of shatter resistant surface clods obtained after 3-4 harrowing operations in heavy soils. The performance evaluation of clod crushing machine was carried out under field conditions in a silty-clay-loam soil after ploughing the field and operating the machine at 3.5 and 4.5 km/h after 2, 3 and 4 disc harrowing. The ch ...

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Effect of tillage practices on incorporation of rice residue into the soil

Authors: O.P.GUPTA, T.K. BHATTACHARYA, KAMALKANT, T.N. MISHRA

Abstract: In the northern states of India viz., Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Punjab and Haryana, the traditional harvesting using sickle is being largely replaced by mechanical harvesting, i.e., by use of combine. Despites several advantages of combine harvester, the main disadvantage is the loss of straw. The left out of rice crop poses difficulty in preparing the seedbed for wheat crop and requires multipl ...

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Ecofriendly dyeing of wool with jatropha flower dye

Authors: SUSAN PAUL, EKTA GROVER, ANSHU SHARMA

Abstract: Natural dyes have been the man’s colouring materials from time immemorial. These dyes are compatible with the nature due to their non-hazardous nature and produce colours that are gentle, soft, and subtle and create a restful effect. The present study was done on the process development for the dyeing of wool with natural dye extracted from jatropha integerrima flowers. A series of experiments w ...

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Impact of processing on nutritional composition of cauliflower greens and spinach

Authors: ARCHANA KUSHWAHA, PUSHPA SHUKLA

Abstract: Plant foods produce a myriad of nutrient chemicals with different biological activity and potency. Out of these, β carotene is nutritionally most significant because of its strong antioxidant potential in scavenging free radicals. Viewing the various benefits, β carotene content and its loss upon drying was estimated in two green leafy vegetables viz. spinach (Spinacea oleracea) and cauliflower ...

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Bioactivity of different formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) and their combinations with endosulfan against pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).

Authors: RUCHIRA TIWARI, V.K. SEHGAL

Abstract: Bioassay studies carried out in the laboratory to determine the effect of sublethal doses of four commercial formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) (Bt) i.e., Bt var kurstaki viz Dipel 8L (Bt1), Dipel 2x (Bt3), Bioasp, Biolep, and two different Bt strains, Bt var aizawai (Centari) (Bt2), and Bt var thuringiensis (Biotox) alone and in combination with endosulfan for their bioactivity aga ...

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