List of Papers Published in Volume 11 Issue 3


Climatic water balance and moisture adequacy index in Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: SHWETA GAUTAM, SUMANA ROY, N.S. MURTY, A.S.NAIN

Abstract: The demand for water is increasing with growing population and industrialization. Water supply is considered to be one of the key factors for rapid development and urbanization. Overexploitation of water resources has resulted in a condition of unsustainability and environmental degradation. Hence, the information on spatial and temporal availability of water will be helpful for the optimum utiliz ...

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Land suitability analysis for eucalyptus plantation in Uttarakhand using geographical information system

Authors: HARSH VARDHAN PURANIK, A.S. NAIN, N.S. MURTY

Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of land for Eucalyptus in Uttarakhand. The study area located between latitude 28º43’N and 31º27’N and longitude 77º34’E and 81º02’E and covers approximately 53,485 sq km. Eucalyptus is used for many purposes which has made it economically important tree. It has become a cash crop in poor areas. Due to their fast growth, the f ...

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Character association and path coefficient analysis for productivity traits in basmati rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Authors: NASEER MOHAMMAD1, PRAVEEN KUMAR, SURENDRA SINGH, SALIL TEWARI

Abstract: Correlation and path coefficient analysis of eight basmati rice cultivars along with their 28 hybrids was carried out to determine the nature of relationship between grain yield and yield components by partitioning the correlation coefficients into direct and indirect effects. At genotypic as well as phenotypic level, grain yield per plant exhibited positive and highly significant correlation with ...

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Correlation and path-coefficient analysis for grain yield, its components and quality traits in bread wheat

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

Abstract: Field experiments with 49 bread wheat genotypes of different origin were conducted during 2008-09. Data on yield, its components and quality traits were used to investigate the correlation and path coefficient analysis for these traits. Grain yield exhibited significant positive correlation with days to heading, plant height, ear length, spikelets per ear, number of grains per ear and 1000-grain w ...

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Estimation of gene effects, heterosis and inbreeding depression for yield contributing traits in two Cowpea crosses

Authors: MUKESH KUMAR NAUTIYAL, MANJUL UPRETI, PRADEEP KUMAR SHROTRIA, Y.V. SINGH

Abstract: Two cowpea crosses made during spring season (2011) were studied for estimation of gene effects, heterosis and inbreeding depression. Six generations were sown in Compact Family Block Design and data was recorded on clusters per plant, pods per plant, seeds per pod, days to 50 per cent flowering, days to maturity and seed yield per plant. All the characters except for clusters and pods per plant i ...

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Evaluation of genetic diversity in Jatropha curcas L. genotypes

Authors: YOGESH RUWALI, PRAVEEN KUMAR, VIPIN CHANDRA JOSHI, ARVIND SHUKLA

Abstract: Forty-six genotypes of Jatropha curcas L. were evaluated for existing intervarietal diversity under field conditions and observations were recorded for plant height, collar diameter, number of branches/ plant, days of flowering, 100 seed weight and seed yield/ plant for two years. Based on pooled observations over two years, the genotypes were analysed for existing intervarietal variability. The s ...

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Effect of different chemicals on germination, vigor and viability of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Authors: KIRAN, BHAVNA THAKUR, JAGDISH KUMAR JENJIHA

Abstract: The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different chemicals on germination, vigor and viability of chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.) Seeds of local variety Radhey were subjected to different tests in the laboratory and in pot experiments. Results revealed that seed treatment significantly influenced germination and other vigor parameters. Seeds treated with gibberellic acid (GA3) recorded a ...

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Estimation of heritability and genetic advance in 10 x 10 diallel crosses in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.em.Thell.)

Authors: PRAVEEN KUMAR, ANEETA YADAV, LOKENDRA SINGH

Abstract: Estimation of heritability of yield and its components for 10 bread wheat genotypes showed high heritability (narrow sense) with high genetic advance for plant height and number of tillers per plant. Medium heritability coupled with medium genetic advance for peduncle length, number of spikelets per spike and number of grains per spike was recorded while rest of the traits showed varied values of ...

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Genetic variability and character association of morphological traits in Bamboo species

Authors: M. S. BHANDARI, R. KAUSHAL, S. K. TEWARI

Abstract: Fifteen species of bamboo species were evaluated for coefficient of variation, heritability and genetic advance estimation. Analysis of variance revealed adequate genetic variability among species for most of the characters studied over the years. Based on statistical analysis heritability estimates were high and coupled with high genetic advances for new culm diameter and circumference of whole s ...

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Seed protein profiling of advanced generations of two families in Indian mustard through SDS-PAGE

Authors: NANDITA LIMBU, S.P. SINGH, USHA PANT

Abstract: Rapeseed mustard is an important oilseed crop and occupies third place after groundnut and soybean. SDS-PAGE was applied to generate seed protein profiles of ten advanced generations of two families including two different parents and a common parent in Indian mustard. Similarity coefficient and Rf values were used to construct dendrogram for both the families individually. The advanced generation ...

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Effect of spacing and levels of nitrogen on growth, flowering and yield of Calendula (Calendula officinalis) single type

Authors: RAMRATAN DHAKED, SATISH CHAND, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to ascertain the influence of spacing and nitrogen levels on growth, flowering and yield of calendula (single type) during winter season in the year 2011. It was observed that among three different spacings viz; 30×30 cm, 45×30 cm and 60×30 cm, tried, wider spacing (60×30 cm) produced more number of branches per plant, plant spread as well as main stem diameter ...

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Effect of integrated nutrient management on yield and quality of litchi cv. Rose Scented

Authors: NIDHI RATHORE. N.K. MISHRA, R.L. LAL, D. S. MISHRA

Abstract: Present study was conducted with the aim to see the effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of litchi cv. Rose Scented. Different treatment combinations involving the use of organic nutrients to reduce the quantity of inorganic fertilizers had significant effect on yield and quality. Maximum fruit set, fruit retention per centage and yield was recorded with the treatm ...

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Present study was conducted with the aim to see the effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of litchi cv. Rose Scented. Different treatment combinations involving the use of organic nutrients to reduce the quantity of in

Authors: RITU JOSHI, C.P.SINGH, VANDANA DHAMI

Abstract: The experiment was conducted to study the morphological and reproductive traits of different mango cultivars. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with nine treatments and three replications, three trees served as a unit of a treatment. Among morphological characters it was observed that Bombay green gave significantly higher tree height (9.67 m) and tree spread in E-W dir ...

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Response of nitrogen supply on growth of karonda (Carissa carandas) under sand culture

Authors: SUBHASH CHANDRA SINGH, K. K. MISRA

Abstract: Karonda (Carissa carandas) seedlings were grown in sand culture to study the effect of nitrogen supply on growth and uptake of other nutrients and to determine whether the leaf nitrogen concentration required for maximum growth of plants. Maximum height of seedling (25.93 cm), number of leaves per seedling (58.67), length (2.66 cm) and breadth (1.67 cm) of leaf, fresh weight (0.070 g) and dry weig ...

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Storage behaviour of Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruits under ambient conditions in Uttarakhand

Authors: ARADHANA SINGH, D.S. MISHRA

Abstract: Experiment was conducted to study Physico-chemical changes taking place in litchi fruits stored under ambient conditions. Study revealed that under ambient storage conditions the peel pigments declined rapidly within two days of storage resulting with enhanced pericarp browning. The chemical characteristics of fruit like titratable acidity and ascorbic acid declined whereas pH and total soluble so ...

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Management of vascular wilt of lentil through animal products

Authors: VIJAY KUMAR, ANKITA GARKOTI, H.S. TRIPATHI

Abstract: The field experiments were carried out during Rabi season 2006-07 and 2007-08. Different animal products of cow were tested against wilt of lentil under field conditions and all the treatments performed significantly better over control. Considering disease incidence, 1000-grain weight (g) and yield (kg/ha), seed treatment with cow dung showed the significant response followed by cow urine and cow ...

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Field screening of different sugarcane genotypes/cultivars against red rot disease caused by Colletotrichum falcatum Went

Authors: SHAILBALA, SIDDHARTH KASHYAP

Abstract: Forty genotypes/cultivars of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) were screened against red rot disease caused by Colletotrichum falcatum by artificial inoculation. The genotypes/cultivars were graded as various levels of resistance as well as susceptibility using a standard disease rating scale. Fourteen genotypes/cultivars i.e. CoS 8436, CoS 767, S-1157/06, S-386/06, S-25/06, S-829/06, S-2/06, S-57 ...

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Targeted yield approach for assessing the fertilizer requirements of wheat

Authors: POONAM GAUTAM, SOBARAN SINGH, D.GHOSH, ANIL KUMAR SAXENA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted in the Crop Research Centre of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar during 2004-2005 to formulate fertilizer prescription equation based on targeted yield of wheat in a Mollisol of tarai region of Uttarakhand. The results of the experiment revealed that nutrient requirement for production of one quintal of wheat was found to be1.98, 0.29a ...

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The relationship between DTPA extractable micronutrient cations and soil properties in acidic soils of Uttarakhand

Authors: DIBYA JOSHI, RAMA DWIVEDI, P.C. SRIVASTAVA, S.P. PACHAURI

Abstract: DTPA extractable micronutrient cations were determined in surface soil samples collected from different locations in acidic tract of Uttarakhand including one polluted by industrial wastes at Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh). Diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) extractable Zn ranged from 0.08 to 6.30, Cu ranged from 0.11 to 3.77, Fe ranged from 1.72 to 46.34 and Mn varied from 2.69 to 48.73 mg kg ...

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Expression of heterosis for quantitative traits in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

Authors: K. B. BHUSHAN, Y. V. SINGH

Abstract: Present investigation was carried out with 36 genotypes including 12 lines, 2 testers and 24 F1s of brinjal. Best heterotic combinations over standard check for various characters were PB 64 x PU and PB 60 × PS for days to 50% flowering (-23.93 and -21.80 %); BARI × PU and PB 68 × PU for plant height (20.31% and 18.77%); KS 331 × PS and BARI × PS for fruit length and diameter (73.04% and 28.7 ...

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Investigation on nutritional characterization and element profiling of some Pleurotus species (Dingri mushroom)

Authors: GAJENDRA SINGH JEENA, H.PUNETHA, OM PRAKASH, DINESH PANDEY, K.P.S KUSHWAHA

Abstract: The nutritional values of highly appreciated Pleurotus species (Pleurotus sajor-caju, P. ostreatus, and P. sapidus) have been determined. These mushrooms are rich in total carbohydrate contents (P. sajor-caju 37.30 mg/g) and mineral elements (total ash content ranges from 1.3-14.8%). Ca, Fe and Mg were significantly higher in oyster mushrooms while Cu, Cr, Mn and Se were found in trace amounts. 10 ...

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Diversity, nativity, flowering phenology and invasive alien species of Asteraceae in Pantnagar

Authors: TANVI GAUR, D. S. RAWAT

Abstract: In Pantnagar Asteraceae is represented by 68 species under 53 genera and 13 tribes. The largest tribe in the area is Heliantheae represented by 19 genera and 22 species. The low number of species in the area is due to smaller geographical area, absence of natural stands of vegetation, lack of habitat diversity and continuous disturbance in habitat. Despite of low species count, species-genera rati ...

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Antimicrobial activity of crude alkaloid extract of Aconitum balfourii Stapf

Authors: MONIKA GONDVAL, PREETI CHATURVEDI

Abstract: The crude alkaloid extract of whole plant of Aconitum balfourii Stapf (Ranunculaceae) was screened for antimicrobial activity against two bacterial (Xanthomonas oryzae and Escherichia coli) and two fungal pathogens (Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii) using disc diffusion method. The susceptibility of the microorganisms to the alkaloid extract was compared with each other and with selected ...

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An efficient protocol for in vitro propagation of an endangered medicinal plant Stevia rebaudiana bertoni

Authors: RASHMI VERMA, DIPTI VERMA, GURDEEP BAINS

Abstract: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (natural sweetener) belongs to family Asteraceae and owing to the presence of stevioside is considered to be a valuable medicinal plant. Conventionally, it is cultivated by seeds or stem cuttings, but seed viability rate is poor. Therefore, in vitro propagation is the sound technique for large scale production of this plant. In the present study an effort was made to deve ...

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Assessment of knowledge of architects’ on housing bye-laws for residential buildings working at Bareilly Mahanagar

Authors: RAKHI SAXENA, CHHAYA SHUKLA

Abstract: Housing bye-laws are the formulation of adequate housing. Housing bye-laws are a set of legal requirements, the purpose of which is to promote good practice in the design and construction of buildings in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of people who use buildings. The snow ball sampling technique with combination of purposive and random sampling technique design was used to select t ...

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Assessment of work pattern of the rotational workers of the railway industry

Authors: DIVYA SINGH, SEEMA KWATRA

Abstract: The present study was carried out to assess the work pattern of rotational workers working at reservation counter and also find out the job satisfaction amongst rotational workers of railways industry. A sample of forty respondents was taken at reservation counter for descriptive data and it was collected with the help of interview schedule. The results revealed that all respondents were having ir ...

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Creating awareness on nutrition and health among rural adolescent girls of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, RITU SINGH1 , PREETI JOSHI, SHWETA PANT, RITA S. RAGHUVANSHI

Abstract: A large number of diet and nutrition surveys carried out by different workers on the nutritional status of school children and adolescents in the developing countries showed that a majority of school children and adolescents consume inadequate diets and are malnourished. As compared to boys the adolescent girls’ health and nutrition aspects are more neglected which has adverse effect on their pr ...

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Musculoskeletal disorders among the workers engaged in organized poultry farm

Authors: TULIKA SRIVASTAVA, ADITI VATS

Abstract: Poultry Sector is one of the sector in which the maximum number of the laborers are working and performing the most of the activities manually. Workers physiological reactions to his job must be established to maintain the physiological cost of the work within safe limits. Work that demand awkward physical postures and forces have adverse relationship to the physiological comfort of the person lea ...

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Development of finger millet based weaning food

Authors: RASHMI LIMBU, SARITA SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to develop nutritious weaning mix from finger millet by malting technique. Finger millet grains were studied for physical and malting characteristics. A base mixture of roasted parboiled rice, green gram and soybean flour in the ratio of 8:1:1 was formulated. To the base mixture malted finger millet flour was incorporated at different levels ranging from 30 to 80 p ...

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Oat flour incorporated cakes as functional food for growing children

Authors: RENU SHRESTHA, PRATIMA AWASTHI and NEHA TIWARI

Abstract: Oat cakes (without egg and with egg) were prepared by replacing refined wheat flour with oat flour in different proportions. Twenty per cent oat flour incorporated cake (without egg) and upto 40 per cent oat flour incorporated cakes (with egg) were found to be most acceptable by the evaluators and liked moderately by them. The physical characteristics of oat cakes viz: volume, specific volume, vol ...

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Traditional food habits and consumption pattern of bhotiya tribal community of Pithoragarh district in Central Himalayas

Authors: ANJU T. BISHT

Abstract: The present study explores the food habits and food consumption pattern of a tribe dwelling in hills of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand. The information regarding food habits, traditional cooking methods, preservation techniques were collected by interviewing the tribal people. It was observed that the food habits, food consumption pattern, cooking and preservation techniques were distinctive of ...

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Effect of phosphorus, potassium and sulphur on yield attributes of growing linseed under the semi arid condition

Authors: PRADEEP MISHRA, NEETA GAUR

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Evaluation of novel insecticides against Spilarctia obliqua under laboratory condition by leaf dip method

Authors: DIVYAJYOTI POKHRIYAL, NEETA GAUR, RANJEET KUMAR

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