List of Papers Published in Volume 11 Issue 2


A comparative study of credit borrowing and repayment patterns: an impact of farmers' club programme in Almora district of Uttarakhand

Authors: KAMAL KHANDURI, VIRENDRA SINGH

Abstract: The study was based on the primary data (related to the year 2010-11) collected from 40 Farmers’ Club member-farmers and 40 non-member-farmers selected from Hawalbagh and Dhauladevi blocks of Almora district of Uttarakhand. In order to arrive at various indicators of credit discipline, simple descriptive analysis was done. The memberfarmers-borrowers were using more credit in terms of number of ...

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Discrimination of Lahi (Brassica campestris var. Toria) crop using remote sensing and accuracy assessment

Authors: RAJEEV RANJAN, A. S. NAIN

Abstract: In order to discriminate Lahi crop using remote sensing data with advanced supervised techniques and ground truth, a field study was conducted at Agricultural farm of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Spectral library representing the spectral behaviour of different objects is generated during the first analysis and is used subsequently. A year having maximum number o ...

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Effect of phosphorus, potassium and sulphur to growth, yield of the linseed under the semi arid conditions

Authors: PRADEEP MISHRA, NEETA GAUR

Abstract: The field experiment was conducted two consecutive Rabi seasons viz. 2006-07 and 2007-08 at the R. B. S. College, Agricultural Research Farm, Bichpuri, Agra (U.P.). The variables involved in this study were three treatments of phosphorus (Control 30 and 60 kg P2O5 ha-1), three levels of potassium (control 25 and 50 kg K2O5 ha-1) and four levels of sulphur laid out in split plot design. Keeping all ...

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Studies on the production of royal jelly in Apis mellifera (L.) colonies at Pantnagar

Authors: POOJA SINGH, RUCHIRA TIWARI

Abstract: The field experiments were carried out to standardize the production of royal jelly in the Apis mellifera colonies during spring season, February- March 2010 at Pantnagar using different parameters i.e. queen cell cup sizes ( 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm and 12mm opening diameter) with 11mm depth, age of worker larvae to be grafted ( 24h and 48h old) with priming of the queen cell cups separately, with ...

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Combining ability for fodder yield and its components in sorghum {Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench}

Authors: SUNEETA PANDEY, P.K. SHROTRIA, SHIVJI SINGH, RAJENDRA

Abstract: Combining ability effects for fodder yield and component traits were studied in six male sterile lines viz., ICSA 467, ICSA 276, 993100A, ICSA 271, SP 55609A and 11A2 and nine pollinator parents (testers) viz., Pant Chari 5, Pant Chari 6, HC 260, UPMC 512, UTMC 523, UTMC 532, CSV 15, UPMC 8 and PMC-04 700R and their 54 crosses developed through mating the parents in line x tester design. The estim ...

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Effect of genotypes and environment on grain yield, its attributes and quality traits in wheat

Authors: ANEETA YADAV, A. KUMAR, J. P. JAISWAL

Abstract: Field experiments with 49 bread wheat genotypes of different origin were conducted in three environments during 2008-09. Data on yield, its attributes and quality traits were used to investigate the effects of G, E and G x E interaction on these traits. Highly significant differences were detected among the environments and genotypes for all the traits except number of tillers per meter, grain wei ...

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Character association and path analysis in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn)

Authors: D. H. DHAMDHERE, P.K. PANDEY, P.K. SHROTRIA, O.P. OJHA

Abstract: The study was aimed to find phenotypic, genotypic and environmental correlation between various characters under study and to estimate direct and indirect effect of various component characters on yield for 29 elite genotypes. The results revealed that finger length, straw weight and total biomass showed highly significant positive correlation with yield. Grain yield was found positively associate ...

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Mineral nutrient analysis and their implication in selection of finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn] genotypes

Authors: D. H. DHAMDHERE, P.K. PANDEY, P.K. SHROTRIA, S. SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: In mineral nutrient analysis of 29 genotypes, it was found that the genotypes GE-453, GE-483, GE2941 and GE-3149 were superior to checks (VL- 146, VL-315) in manganese content. Similarly the genotypes GE-146 and GE-483 were found having higher content of iron while GE-2941, GE-4898, GE-4999 and GE-5230 exhibited more total ash than the checks. The genotypes viz., GE-2219, GE-2760, GE-3099 and GE-5 ...

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Genetic analysis of oil content in Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata A. Braun)

Authors: WASSU MOHAMMED ALI , D.P. PANT

Abstract: The amount of success of any breeding programme for improving trait of interest depends on the nature and magnitude of genetic variation present in the breeding population and choice of parents. Oil content is one of the most important traits in oilseed Brassica spp. improvement programmes. Information about gene action controlling oil content in Brassica carinata A. Braun is lacking. Therefore, ...

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Genetic studies for yield and yield contributing characters in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes

Authors: HEMLATA BHATT, ANJU ARORA, R.K. PANWAR

Abstract: Six genotypes viz. PG 058, PG 080, PG 082, PG 087, IPC 2005-49 and IPC 94-94 and their half diallel F1 hybrids were evaluated for heterosis and combining ability analysis on fourteen different characters viz. days to first flowering, days to maturity, plant height, number of primary branches per plant, height of first pod bearing node, number of pods per plant, pod weight per plant, pod length, nu ...

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Genetic variability in garden pea under rainfed condition of dry temperate ecosystem

Authors: MUKESH KUMAR KARNWAL, RATNA RAI, D SINGH, VIJAY PRATAP SINGH, MAHESH PAL , ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: The study was undertaken with twenty three diverse genotypes of garden pea viz., Arkel, E-6, Azad Pea-1, Azad Pea-3, PBP-1, PBP-2, PBP-4, PSM-3, PMR-71, PRP-801, VL-6, VL-7, VL-9, Vivek Mater-10, VP-233, VP248, VP-266, VP-318, VP-402, VP-433, VP-434, DARL-403 and DARL-404 collected from diversified areas of the country assessed under rainfed and dry temperate environments for mean, genetic variabi ...

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Genetic analysis for forage and grain yield and their quality parameters in oat (Avena sativa L.)

Authors: CHANDAN ROY, J. S. VERMA, ANEETA YADAV

Abstract: A set of 32 Oats accessions were evaluated morphologically for 17 characters at 50% heading stage and for 16 traits at maturity to evaluate the genetic variance, heritability and genetic advance for each character in the materials. Maximum genotypic coefficient of variation was observed for the characters VGI, VGR, flag leaf length and leaf length at 50% heading stage and grain yield, harvest inde ...

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Effect of various chemicals on post harvest browning and spoilage of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) under ambient conditions

Authors: CHANDRA PANDEY, R. L. LAL, SHWETA UNIYAL

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to study the effect of various chemicals on the shelf life of litchi under ambient conditions. Among the chemicals used, oxalic acid (10%) and ascorbic acid (1%) dips significantly reduced spoilage loss, physiological loss in weight, and reduced levels of browning. However Oxalic acid (10%) was found to be most effective for enhancing the post harvest life of litchi. ...

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Effect of Plant bio-regulators (PBRs) on growth, flowering, fruiting and quality in low chill pear [Pyrus pyrifolia (Brum.) Nakai] cv Gola

Authors: MANOJ KUNDU, P.N.RAI, L.D.BIST

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of Plant bio-regulators (PBRs) on vegetative growth, flowering, fruiting and quality in low chill pear cv Gola. Foliar sprays of GA3 @ 250ppm, BA @ 250ppm, PP333 @ 250ppm, combination of GA3 and BA @ 250ppm each, combination of GA3 and BA @ 250 ppm each along with soil applied PP333 @ 0.2 g cm-1 trunk diameter and soil application of PP ...

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Studies on physical changes in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruits during fruit growth under tarai conditions of Uttarakhand

Authors: ARADHANA SINGH, D.S. MISHRA

Abstract: A study was conducted to study the physical changes taking place during fruit growth of litchi cultivars Rose Scented, Early Bedana and Longia. The fruit size, fruit weight, fruit volume and peel weight increased with advancement of maturity in all litchi cultivars. The initial fruit growth phase is mainly contributed by peel and seed growth and the later growth phase is characterized by a rapid a ...

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Screening of different isolates of Trichoderma harzianum and Pseudomonas fluorescens against Fusarium moniliforme infecting maize

Authors: CHANDRA PRABHA BHANDARI, KARUNA VISHUNAVAT

Abstract: The fungus Fusarium moniliforme causes ear rot of maize, an important disease for maize worldwide. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the potential isolates of Trichoderma harzianum and Pseudomonas fluorescens in vitro for environment friendly management of F. moniliforme in maize. Seven T. harzianum and Twelve P. fluorescens isolates were evaluated through dual culture to determine their abi ...

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Manipulation of planting time: an option for management of late blight of potato

Authors: VARSHA JOSHI, V.S. PUNDHIR

Abstract: A destructive disease of potato, late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, has attained major importance since 1845. A trial to assess the effect of planting dates on severity of potato late blight and crop losses was carried out during 2009-10 and 2010-11. Two cultivars (Kufri Bahar and Kufri Jawahar) were planted in a field experiment. For each planting date and two potato c ...

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Antibiotic resistance and pathogen inhibition by Azotobacter Isolates

Authors: SANDEEP UPADHYAY, NARENDRA KUMAR, V. K. SINGH

Abstract: Twenty-two Azotobacter isolates differed greatly in basic resistance to different concentrations of antibiotics viz. tetracycline, rifampicin and streptomycin. The optimum level for tolerance of isolates for tetracycline, rifampicin and streptomycin were 40, 75 and 100 ppm respectively. Four isolates, namely Azo-SUW 8, Azo-SUR 26, Azo-SUR 25 and Azo-SPG 42 found to have high resistance power to op ...

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Component analysis for quantitative characters in okra

Authors: ANITA SINGH, C .P BISHT

Abstract: The extent of genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance percent of mean and correlation of different characters in okra, 50 genotypes/germplasm were studied in randomized block design during summer season, 2008. Average fruit yield, yield/plant and yield q/ha had high broad sense heritability’s. Green fruit yield per plant showed highest genetic advance and genetic advance in percent of ...

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Studies on genetic variability for yield and its contributing attributes in early cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.)

Authors: DIPTI MEHRA, DHIRENDRA KUMAR SINGH

Abstract: Seven germplasm lines of cauliflower were evaluated during the year 2010 for estimating genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance for curd yield per hectare and its contributing characters revealed that the genotypic and phenotypic coefficient of variation was lowest in days to 50 per cent curd initiation. Curd depth showed lowest heritability and genetic advance for this character. Pl ...

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Keratinase from Thermoactinomyces sp. RS1: An alternative to conventional chemicals in leather industry dehairing process

Authors: AMIT VERMA, HUKUM SINGH, RUCHI AGRAWAL, SANJEEV AGRAWAL

Abstract: Keratinases have found a wide application in several industrial processes, such as laundry detergents, protein recovery or solubilization, prion degradation, meat tenderizations, in bating of hides and skins in leather industries. The conventional methods in leather processing involve the use of sulfide, lime and other chemicals, creating environmental pollution and safety hazards. Thus, for envir ...

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Comparative study of length weight relationship and ponderal index of some commercially important fishes at Rewa (M.P.)

Authors: UMESH PANDEY, S.N. SHUKLA, VIJAY KUMAR PATEL, ARUNA TIWARI

Abstract: Three water bodies of different ecological conditions were selected to compare the LWR and Ponderal Index of Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala, Channa punctatus and Ompak pabda. During the investigation, monthly samples were collected from March 2007 to Feb. 2008, keeping in view of seasonal variations. During the study period growth co-efficient ‘b’ vary from 2.7575 to 3.379 and P ...

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Resource optimization of tubewell command area

Authors: G.S. YUREMBAM, VINOD KUMAR, R.A. PARRAY

Abstract: With rapid urbanization and reduced water availability, the growing demand of food for large population can only be met by optimum utilization of available water and efficient allocation of available land to different crops. In this study considering, available land and water resources, crop water requirement and net return from different crops, a Linear Programming model was developed to maximize ...

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Time series model of monthly rainfall for Roorkee

Authors: RAJDEV PANWAR, DEVENDRA KUMAR

Abstract: Trend component in monthly rainfall historical series of Roorkee was found non-significant. Fourier series with three harmonics represented periodic component. The stochastic components was represented by an autoregressive model of order one. The mean and standard deviation of generated series were 71.78 mm and 94.86 respectively. These values are close to mean and standard deviation of 84.40mm an ...

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Assessment of manual material handling activities performed at the warehouse industry

Authors: HEMA BHATT, PROMILA SHARMA

Abstract: Manual handling is a severe problem in developing and underdeveloped countries. Work related musculoskeletal disorders has increased dramatically in these countries and workers are exposed to much worse conditions due to inadequate safety system, lack of awareness, lack of training of occupational safety, health and lack of ergonomic standards. The present paper is an attempt to gather information ...

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Effect of incorporating oat flour on the sensory and physico-chemical characteristics of bread

Authors: RENU SHRESTHA, PRATIMA AWASTHI, NEHA TIWARI

Abstract: Oat bread was prepared by replacing refined wheat flour with oat flour in different proportions. The bread with incorporation of ten per cent oat flour was found to be most acceptable and non-significantly different in most of the sensory and physical characteristics from the control. As the incorporation of oat flour was increased, the sensory characteristics gradually decreased. Loaf volume and ...

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Assessment of workload and occupational health hazards of hospitality industry worker

Authors: GAYATRI MOHARANA, DEEPA VINAY, DIVYA SINGH

Abstract: A study was conducted for ergonomic assessment of Hotel workers (n=78) working in Three Star Hotel. The mean heart rate was found to be 126.68, 123.45 and 137.12 (beat/min) respectively in Kitchen, Housekeeping and Laundry department. The heart rate was found within allowable limits. The average energy expenditure rate of the workers of different departments i.e. Kitchen, Housekeeping and laundry ...

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Role of women in farming activities in Hill zone of Uttarakhand

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI, REETA YADAV

Abstract: Women, especially of hill region are the backbone of agriculture and play a significant role in the management of natural resources. Inspite of this, actual and potential role of women in bringing about sustainable development has been ignored. Present study was conducted with the objective to know the role of hill women and men in farming activities. Finding reveals that the role of hill women ...

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Effect of S nutrition on seed yield, oil quality and correlation studies of spring sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Mollisols of Uttarakhand

Authors: VINAY KUMAR VISHWAKARMA, M. S. PAL

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Performance of promising urdbean genotypes under organic mode in Garhwal Himalayas

Authors: PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR, DINESH KUMAR SINGH

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Efficacy of plant extracts in inhibition of radial growth of Colletotrichum dematium var. truncata.

Authors: REKHA, K.S DUBEY

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Prevalence of some blood parasites in large ruminants of Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: AJAYTA RIALCH, STUTI VATSYA, RAJEEV RANJAN KUMAR

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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