List of Papers Published in Volume 10 Issue 1


Effect of subsoiling and preparatory and preparatory tillage on growth and yield of sugarcane plant-ratoon system

Authors: SATENDRA KUMAR, S.K.SAINI AND SUBHASH CHANDRA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 2008-09 and 2009-10 consisting of five subsoiling practices (no subsoiling, subsoiling at 1.0 m distance, subsoiling at 1.5 m distance, cross subsoiling at 1.0 m distance and cross subsoiling at 1.5 m distance) and three preparatory tillage practices (two harrowing, four harrowing and one rotavator) were laid out in Strip plot Design with three replications. ...

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Growth and yield behavior of chickpea and mustard in intercropping systems under tarai conditions of Uttarakhand

Authors: GURVINDER SINGH, J.P. SAHU

Abstract: Field experiments were carried out during rabi seasons to study the effect of different row ratios in intercropping of mustard (Brassica juncea) + chickpea (Cicer kabulium) on growth parameters, yield, land equivalent ratio (LER) and monetary returns under tarai condition. Results revealed that both chickpea and mustard produced maximum grain yield under sole cropping. Among different intercroppin ...

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Study of variation in leaf area index and yield due to sowing dates and wheat varieties

Authors: POOJA PANDE, R.S. VERMA

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out during rabi seasons by sowing ten wheat varieties on November 14 and December 20. Delay in sowing adversely effected leaf area index, yield and yield attributes. Reduction in leaf area index at 30, 50, 70, 90, 110 day stage was observed due to late sowing. High leaf area index was noticed in variety Raj 3765 upto 70 days after sowing and variety PBW 502 re ...

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Effect of Gibberellic acid on the developmental profile of Spodoptera litura (Fab.)

Authors: SHIWANI BHATNAGAR, A.K. KARNATAK

Abstract: An attempt was made to observe the effect of gibberellic acid (Plant growth regulator), on the growth and development of Spodoptera litura (Fab.). Artificial diets were fortified with six concentrations of gibberellic acid. Newly hatched larvae were reared on these diets. A gradual decrease in larval survival from 1 to 200 ppm concentration was recorded which ranged from 76.67 to 100 per cent. Sim ...

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Analysis of genetic diversity by using ISSR markers in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.

Authors: SANTOSH PATIL, MAYURIAGARWAL, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: A study was conducted to evaluated the utility of ISSR markers as a tool for identification of genetic diversity among sorghum genotypes. Twenty five ISSR primers were used to study the genetic diversity among 16 genotypes of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. A total of 288 scorable ISSR markers were generated from 16 genotypes, of which 262 were polymorphic. The polymorphic data generated from these ...

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Effect of date of planting on potato late blight development and tuber yield

Authors: VAIBHAV K. SINGH, V.S. PUNDHIR

Abstract: Field experiments were conducted during Rabi season sssearly planted (20th Oct.) potato cultivar Kufri Bahar (a known susceptible cultivar), showed maximum disease severity (95% and 98%) and lowest potato yield (325.55 q/ha and 140.0 q/ha) respectively, followed by medium planted (30th Oct.) and late planted (10th Nov.) Crop. In case of Kufri Sutlej, early planted (20th Oct.) crop showed 20% disea ...

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Cultural, morphological and molecular characterization of T. harzianum PBT 23

Authors: DEEPIKA SAXENA, A.K. TEWARI, R. P.AWASTHI

Abstract: The test antagonist Trichoderma sp. PBT 23 was identified as T. harzianum PBT based on cultural and morphological characters. The growth of the test antagonist observed on PDA Petri plate was initially fluffy, creamy white, which later turn dark green in colour with formation of sectors. Sporulation observed 72 hrs after incubation at 27±1oC. Phialides were in whorls of 3-5 and branched at 45-50o ...

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Cultural, morphological and pathogenic characteristics and carpogenic germination of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the cause of Sclerotinia rot of rapeseed-mustard

Authors: K. GOSWAMI, A.K. TEWARI, R.P. AWASTHI

Abstract: The experiments were conducted to study the cultural, morphological and pathogenic characteristics and carpogenic germination of Sclerotinai sclerotiorum the cause of Sclerotinai rot of rapeseed-mustard. The pathogen produces creamy white to light brown colony on PDA. Initially the mycelia growth was uniform and sparse which later becomes fluffy and compact with irregular margin. Brown to black, s ...

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Management of vascular wilt of lentil through chemicals

Authors: VIJAY KUMAR, H.S. TRIPATHI

Abstract: The field experiment was carried out during rabi seasons 2006-07 and 2007-08. It has been observed that seed treatment with bayleton showed the significant response with respect to the disease incidence, 1000-grian weight (g) and yield (kg/ha) followed by mancozeb and captaf. It has been observed that minimum disease incidence and maximum grain yield at seed treatment with bayleton (2 g/kg seed) f ...

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Management of rust (Uromyces fabae) of pea through fungicides

Authors: S.K. SINGH, H.S. TRIPATHI

Abstract: Efficacy of selected fungicides against rust disease of pea was carried out during 2007-08 and 2008-09 crop seasons. Twelve fungicides were tested and all fungicides resulted significantly better performance over control. Considering disease severity, grain yield, 1000-grain weight and growth parameters (plant height, pods/plant, and grains/pod). Propiconazole (tilt 25 EC) performed better than ot ...

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Effect of Bradyrhizobium japonicum and PGPR inoculation on nodulation, growth and yield of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) in a Mollisol of Uttarakhand

Authors: SHALINIDWIVEDI, NARENDRA KUMAR

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of B. japonicum and PGPR inoculation alone or in combination on nodulation, growth and yield of soybean var. PK 416 in Mollisol. Alone inoculation of B. japonicum and PGPR viz. PFIV, Kb, RP 7 and RP 24 significantly increased nodule number, nodule dry weight, plant dry weight, plant height, N and P uptake by crop. B. japonicum inoculation also g ...

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Heterosis studies for growth, flowering, and yield of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)

Authors: DURVESH KUMAR SINGH, PRAMOD TEWARI, SURESH KUMAR JAIN

Abstract: The present experiment was conducted on six parents and their 15 cross combinations during spring – summer season of 2006-07 to determine the most suitable parent and cross combinations for growth, flowering fruiting and yield. Out of six parents, maximum number of fruits/ plant was recorded in Pant C-1 followed by Pant Chilli-3which was significantly higher than mean values of the parents. Amon ...

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Performance of Okra hybrids for quantitative attributes

Authors: DURVESH KUMAR SINGH, SURESH KUMAR JAIN

Abstract: The present field experience was carried out on fourteen okra hybrid cultivars to identify the most suitable and high yielding hybrid cultivars for commercial cultivation in the Tarai region of the state. The trial was laid out in RBD with three replications. The observations were recorded for on 12 characters as growth yield, fruit borer and Y.V.M.V. at one month interval. Significant differences ...

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Hedging dynamics with gold futures

Authors: SAURABH SINGH, SWATI SAHARAWAT

Abstract: People by and large tend to postpone their present consumption for numerous reasons. This postponement of consumption leaves them with surplus money to invest for future consumption. Amongst the number of alternatives avenues present for such investment, gold to tends to be one of them. People around the world invest in gold though for many different reasons. Many people view gold as a reliable so ...

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Effect of pre-treatment on the dehydration characteristics and kinetics of spinach leaf

Authors: S.K. GARG, U.C. LOHANI, M. SAXENA, S. SHARMA, J.P.PANDEY

Abstract: Experiments were conducted to study the drying characteristics of spinach. Pretreated samples were exposed to two levels of loading density of 3.0 kg/m2 and 3.5 kg/m2 and subjected to thin layer drying at a constant velocity of 2.2 m/s with variable drying temperatures ranging from 55-77 0C with an increment of 10 0C. The drying rate increased with increase in temperature and decreased with increa ...

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Effect of moisture content on some selected physical properties of Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Authors: U.C. LOHANI, S.K. GARG, A. SHASHANK, J.P.PANDEY

Abstract: Experiments were conducted on Dill at three moisture levels (7, 9, 12% db). The study was carried out to observe the effect of moisture content on physical properties of dill. The physical properties contained 1000-kernel weight, 1000-kernel volume, angle of repose, bulk density, true density, porosity and coefficient of friction. The values of thousand kernel volume increased linearly with increa ...

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Effect of intra-row spacing and pruning on yield, water use and economics of tomato production under naturally ventilated bamboo polyhouse

Authors: P.K. SINGH, K.K. SINGH, C.B.S. YADAV, PRADEEP K. SINGH, GANGA JOSHI

Abstract: To study the effect of intra-row spacing and pruning on growth and yield of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) a factorial experiment was carried out under a naturally ventilated bamboo polyhouse. The treatments comprise of three spacing levels {60cm x 30 cm (S1), 60cm x 45 cm (S2) and 60 cm x 60 cm (S3)} and three pruning levels (no pruning, single shoot and double shoot) laid out in a random ...

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Influence of integrated use of mulch and drip irrigation on soil microbial biomass carbon of a young litchi orchard

Authors: GANGA JOSHI, P.C. SRIVASTAVA, P.K. SINGH, S.K. SINGH, J.P. SINGH

Abstract: To study the effect of mulch and drip irrigation on soil microbial biomass carbon of a young litchi orchard, a factorial experiment was carried out. The treatments comprise of two levels of mulch (no mulch and black polyethylene mulch) and three levels of drip irrigation maintained at 50, 75 and 100 % of estimated irrigation water requirement laid out in a randomized block design. The results reve ...

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An analysis of physiological problems due to unnatural postures adopted by rice mill workers

Authors: SHOBHA, VINAY DEEPA

Abstract: The present study encompasses a physiological problem faced by common rice workers. The study is exploratory in nature, and the primary objective is to determine the magnitude of physiological strain of the workers in actual situation of work. Therefore, we can say that this study has undertaken to evaluate the food grain-handling workers with respect to their workload, energy expenditure and musc ...

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Ergonomic assessment of physiological cost of work of construction workers

Authors: PRATIBHA JOSHI, PROMILA SHARMA, S.K. RASTOGI

Abstract: Construction work is featured by high labour turnover, constantly changing work environment and conditions on site, and different type of work being carried out simultaneously. All these factors caused by temporary nature of job create a high-risk environment. Construction workers facing most of the dangerous hazards and risk associated in their task performance which may affect their physiology a ...

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Bio-efficacy evaluation of new herbicide molecules (AEF 046360-10% EC and DIC 1468-70% WP) against prominent weeds in wheat crop (Triticum aestivum L.)

Authors: ASHISH SEMWAL, V.PRATAP SINGH, S.P.SINGH, A. KUMAR, NEETA TRIPATHI

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Effect of tillage and weed management practices on yield and yield attributes of lentil varieties

Authors: VIVEK DIXIT, V.K.SINGH

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Evaluation of composts made through different methods on vegetable pea

Authors: ANJULIAGARWAL, VISHWANATH, DIGVIJAY SINGH

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Response of organic alone or incombination with inorganic fertilizer on growth and yield of papaya (Carica papaya L.)

Authors: CHANDRA PRAKASH BISHT, R.B.SOLANKI, ANITA SINGH

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Assessment on the major insect pest constrains of paddy and its natural enemies in the tarai zone of West Bengal during kharif (winter) season

Authors: KAUSHIK CHAKRABORTY

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Genetic parameters of growth and production traits in Japanese Quails

Authors: C.B.SINGH, C.V.SINGH, M.H.JILANI

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Effect of not-genetic factors affecting wool yield in Angora rabbits

Authors: C.B.SINGH, C.V.SINGH, M.H.JILANI

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Geospatial analysis of Agromet-Advisory component on websites of selected Agricultural Universities

Authors: RENU PANWAR, A.S.NAIN, SUNIL GORIA, S.B.BHARADWAJ

Abstract: Agriculture sector contributes about 15.7% towards India’s GDP, which is next to the service (56.4%) and industries sector (28%), however agriculture sector provides the employment to more than 60% of total workforce of the country. The Agricultural production in the country depends heavily on the prevailing weather conditions. Keeping in view the importance of agriculture in Indian economy and ...

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