List of Papers Published in Volume 12 Issue 2


Hybrid rice cultivation in Tarai region of Uttarakhand: An economic perspective of technology adoption

Authors: VIRENDRA SINGH, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: The use of modern technologies in Indian Agriculture to enhance productivity, profitability and quality improvement has been warranted since independence. Introduction of high yielding varieties of rice and wheat have outset the adoption of modern technology in Indian Agriculture, which was latter known as Green Revolution. Since then thousands of high yielding varieties / hybrids of different cro ...

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Socio-economic status of tribal farm households under different farming systems in the plain region of Uttarakhand, India

Authors: SHALINI RAGHAV, S. K. SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The study was carried out in the plain region of Uttarakhand state of India. The data were collected through interview schedule from sixty tribal farmers of the study area for the agricultural year 2008-09. Simple descriptive statistical tools like average, per centage, etc. were used to analyze the socio-economic status of tribes. Tribal farmers were found following 04 farming systems (FS) namely ...

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Evolving the suitable zones for plum production in Uttarakhand using Remote Sensing and GIS

Authors: JAYA DHAMI, SUMANA ROY, A.S. NAIN

Abstract: The Zones in the State of Uttarakhand have different climatic conditions, slope and height. The variations extended to even short distances, where the micro-climate changes due to interaction of these various factors. It is characterized by two types of climate, sharply differentiated in the plains and the mountainous regions. Horticultural crops especially fruit crops for which the Uttarakhand to ...

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Remote sensing as a tool for discrimination and accuracy assessment of Sugarcane crop

Authors: RAJEEV RANJAN, ANKITA JHA, A.S. NAIN

Abstract: A field study has been carried out in the year 2008-2009 at Agricultural Farm, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand for discriminating sugarcane crop from other features/objects. Cloud free LANDSAT-ETM images of path 145 and Row 40 (Containing Pantnagar and the adjoining regions) for the year 2004 to 2009 were acquired from USGS (United States Geological Surv ...

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Studies on nutrient uptake as influenced by different weed management practices and brown manuring at varying nitrogen levels in direct seeded aerobic rice

Authors: S. K. YADAV, D. K. SINGH, MANISHA RANI

Abstract: Three nitrogen levels with four weed management agro techniques for direct seeded rice (DSR) were evaluated during wet season of 2009. The results showed that grain yield of rice and N, P and K uptake by rice crop and weeds increased -1 -1 significantly with successive increase in nitrogen up to 125 kg ha . The interaction of nitrogen application @ 125 kg ha (N125) -1 with the application of pendi ...

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Seed priming and foliar nutrition studies on growth, yield and quality of chickpea under subtropical kandi areas of low hills of Shivalik foothills of Jammu region

Authors: BRIJ NANDAN, B.S. JAMWAL, B.C. SHARMA, ANIL KUMAR, VIKAS GUPTA

Abstract: Field experiments were conducted during winter seasons of 2005-06 and 2006-07 to study the impact of seed priming and foliar nutrition on growth, yield and quality parameters of chickpea. The perusal of the results indicated that irrespective of seed priming, 2 per cent of urea sprays at flowering initiation and 10 days thereafter recorded highest seed yield of chickpea. Besides, seed priming sign ...

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Evaluation of genetic variability for some of quantitative traits in grain cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp.)

Authors: RAMESH PAL, M.K.NAUTIYAL, Y.V.SINGH1 and C.L. SHARMA

Abstract: Two hundred diverse genotypes along with 5 checks (IT205, IT1042, IT889-1, IT1111-1 & Pusa Komal) of cowpea were planted during spring 2011. The present investigation was carried out in Augmented Block Design to find out the suitable grain cowpea genotype for Wheat - Cowpea - Rice cropping pattern, to select suitable genotype for timely and late sown conditions and estimate the genetic diverge ...

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Genetic variability, correlation and path coefficient analysis in Dolichos bean (Lablab purpureus L.) genotypes

Authors: D. P. SHARMA, N. K. DEHARIYA, AKHILESH TIWARI

Abstract: An experiment was conducted with 23 genotypes and 2 commercial varieties of Dolichos bean to find out the magnitude of the genetic variability, correlation and path coefficient analysis. A large variation was found for all the characters studied under the experiment. Genotype 10/DOLPVAR-6 exhibited maximum spikes/plant, number of pods/cluster, number of seeds/pod, 25 pods weight, pod length, pod w ...

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Heterosis studies in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill]

Authors: POOJA SAMANT, KAMENDRA SINGH, PUSHPENDRA, GUNJAN TIWARI

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out during Kharif, 2009 comprised 48 genotypes (25 F1s and 23 parents including one check/ standard variety PS 1347) of soybean and the experiment was laid down in a Randomized Complete Block Design with two replications. The objective of the present study was to estimate the heterosis for yield and its components. The mean squares due to genotypes were signif ...

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In vitro multiplication of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) cultivars Ofra and Chandler

Authors: KRISHNA MADHAV RAI, R.K. GOYAL, A.K. GODARA

Abstract: Shoot tip of strawberry gave rise to multiple shoots when cultured on MS medium supplemented with different concentration of kinetin and BAP with IAA and TDZ. The highest response of shoot multiplication was obtained in MS medium containing 2.0 mg/L kinetin + 0.5 mg/L IAA and 1.5 mg/L kinetin + 0.5 mg/L TDZ for Ofra and Chandler cultivar respectively. The regenerated shoots were rooted in MS basal ...

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Changes during development in fruits of Karonda (Carissa carandas L.)

Authors: K. K. MISRA, RATNA RAI

Abstract: The experiment was conducted during fruiting season of the year 2012. The experiment was conducted on twenty two years old bush of Karonda cv. Pant Manohar in completely randomized design using twenty fruits per treatment per replication. Fruit length and fruit diameter increased significantly upto 10th and 11th weeks after anthesis, respectively. Thereafter, the fruit length and diameter decrease ...

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Genetic variability and correlation studies in snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus L)

Authors: JYOTI KUMARI , K.K. MISRA, RATNA RAI

Abstract: Genetic variability and correlation coefficient analysis were carried out for fifty-two genotypes of snapdragon during 2005-2006. Maximum genotypic variation was found with number of seeds/pod while number of leaves/plant had maximum phenotypic variation. Plant height, number of spikes/plant of cut flower value and weight of seeds/pod recorded low heritability. High genetic advance was recorded in ...

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Effect of foliar application of secondary and micronutrients on the yield of paddy in Tarai zone of Uttar Pradesh

Authors: A.K. KATIYAR, A.S. JAT

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2009 and 2010 to observe the effect of foliar applied nutrients on the yield of paddy and also at five farmers's fields in kharif, 2011 with two best contributing nutrients treatments for paddy production with paddy variety Pusa Basmati-1.One per cent sulphurand iron, 0.5 % zinc and manganese solutions were sprayed on standing crop at tiller ...

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Evaluation of lentil germplasms lines against wilt disease

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

Abstract: Wilt of lentil, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lentis is one of the most destructive disease of lentil. Various disease management strategies have been tried to reduce the disease incidence. The present work aimed at evaluating the lentil germplasms against wilt pathogen. During 2010-11, 59 lentil germplasm accessions were evaluated under sick plot to identify multiple sources of resistance ag ...

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Biochemical characterization of the indigenous germplasm lines of Bittergourd (Momordica charantia L.)

Authors: ANAMIKA VERMA, D.K.SINGH

Abstract: To accentuate the field study, biochemical characterization of 10 indigenous germplasm viz. PBIG-197/10, VNR-28, PBIG-478, PBIG-194, Local, PBIG-192, PBIG-187, PBIG-191including one variety developed at Pantnagar i.e. Pant karela-1 and other developed at CSAU i.e. Kalyanpur Sona were subjected to seed protein analysis using SDS-PAGE. A total of 26 protein bands were resolved across all the genotyp ...

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Effect of calcium on growth, yield, quality and storage of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Authors: MUKESH KUMAR VERMA, MANOJ RAGHAV

Abstract: An experiment was carried out during rabi eason of 2011-12 to evaluate the effect of calcium on growth, yield, quality and storage of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). The experiment was conducted in Randomized Block Design with three replications. The experiment consisted of seven treatments viz., no application of calcium (control), application of 40 kg/ha calcium at planting, application of 20 kg/ ...

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Effect of integrated nutrient management on plant environment variables in custard apple cv. Arka Sahan

Authors: ASHEESH SHARMA, PRERAK BHATNAGAR, M.C. JAIN, J. P. SINGH

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to know the effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers along with bio-fertilizers on plant environment variables of custard apple cv. Arka Sahan during 2010-11. The experiment consisted of different treatment combinations comprising recommended dose of fertilizers, vermicompost and biofertilizer (Azotobacter, PSB and VAM). Experimental findings revealed that different ...

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Exploitation of heterosis for earliness and vegetative characters of ridge gourd [Luffa acutangula (Roxb.) L.]

Authors: MANGALDEEP SARKAR, D.K. SINGH

Abstract: Eight parental lines and 28 F1 hybrids of ridge gourd obtained from half-diallel were studied to investigate the extent of heterosis for earliness and vegetative characters. Appreciable heterosis in desirable direction was found over better parent and check parent for the characters viz. days to first female flower, node number to first female flower, vine length (m), number of primary branches an ...

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Effect of Trichoderma harzianum, Pseudomonas fluorescens and salicylic acid on physiochemical characteristics of grains in Rhizoctonia solani challenged rice (Oryza sativa)

Authors: BHAVNA THAKUR, KIRAN, GURDEEP BAINS

Abstract: The present study was conducted to analyze physiochemical characteristics of grains in rice treated with Trichoderma harzianum, Pseudomonas fluorescens and salicylic acid. Rice (Oryza sativa L. cv. Pusa Basmati1 and Kalanamak 3119) plants treated with Trichoderma harzianum, Pseudomonas fluorescens and salicylic acid were subsequently challenged with Rhizoctonia solani, the rice sheath blight patho ...

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Assessment of antioxidant activity, enzymes and total phenolic content in three medicinal plant species

Authors: SHAKULI KASHYAP, P.B. RAO

Abstract: Globally, there has been an increased interest to identify natural antioxidant compounds from different plant species which are pharmacologically potent and have low or no side effects. In this context, Artemisia annua L., Eclipta alba L. Hassk. and Spilanthes acmella Murr. belonged to the family Asteraceae were selected to determine antioxidant potential by using 2,2- diphenyl - 1- picryl hydrazy ...

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Isolation, screening and characterization of Bacillus cereus and Enterobacter asburiae isolated from rhizospheric soils of Uttarakhand for different plant growth promotion (PGP) activities: an invitro-study

Authors: M. S. ANWAR, V. R. S. RANA, V. PANDE

Abstract: Plant Growth Promoting (PGP) Rhizobacteria is beneficial bacteria that colonize plant roots and enhance plant growth by wide variety of mechanism like phosphate solubilisation, etc. The use of PGP rhizobacteria is steadily increased in agriculture and offers an attractive way to replace chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and supplements. The present work was designed to isolate and characterize the ...

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Investigation on fuel properties of cattle dung and pine needles briquettes

Authors: T. P. SINGH

Abstract: Pine needles are available abundantly in the hills of Uttarakhand and have no use except for animal bedding. It is solely responsible for forest fire during the summer season resulting in irreparable loss of valuable forest wealth. With a view to utilize the pine needles and reducing the dependency on forest for fire wood, briquettes were formed using a die, through cold process, by using cattle d ...

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Fuel characteristics of blends of rice bran oil methyl ester and kerosene and its effect on engine performance

Authors: T. P. SINGH, SUMIT KUMAR and JAYANT SINGH

Abstract: The use of diesel engines, as prime source of power, is growing fast as a result the demand of fossil fuel has increased tremendously. The lesser production has put pressure on government to import the fossil fuel from oil producing countries to meet the domestic requirement. Biodiesel, from Jatropha and Pongamia Pinnata, a non-edible vegetable oil, has been tried as a substitute fuel for diesel e ...

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Assessment of performance time and rest periods between different activities related to raw brick making unit

Authors: KUMKUM PANDEY, ADITI VATS

Abstract: This study investigated the time spent in performing different activities in various awkward postures, resting period between different activities and resting period in different activities taken by brick factory workers in five brick making factories, concentrating on raw brick making activities. To fulfill the aim of study forty workers in which twenty males and twenty female workers were select ...

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Warning symbols on child care products: A safety measure

Authors: NEHA TRIPATHI, SEEMA KWATRA, NIRMAL KAUR

Abstract: Child care products should communicate safety information effectively and a warning should be comprised of a signal word to convey the gravity of the risk, an indication of the hazard, the possible consequences in terms of injuries and instructions as to how to avoid injuries. Effective warning should result in safe behaviour leading to reduction in number of accidents. Unfortunately the response ...

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Development of high protein biscuits from cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) flour

Authors: VANDANA, ARCHANA KUSHWAHA, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) along with other legumes is recognized as an important source of protein. They are cooked plain, mixed with other foods or processed into formulated recipes. Biscuits can be easily fortified with protein rich flours to provide convenience food in order to supplement protein in the diet. An experiment was conducted to develop protein rich biscuits of cowpea without impair ...

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Food and nutrient intakes of primary school children in Udham Singh Nagar District of Uttarakhand, Pantnagar: school meals vs. packed meals

Authors: NIDHI BUDHALAKOTI, KALPANA KULSHRESTHA

Abstract: In this study six primary schools of Pantnagar were selected out of which three were government schools which provided mid-day meals and three were private schools in which children brought packed lunches. Comparison between the nutrient intake and height and weight of the children consuming mid-day meals and packed lunches was made. The study was conducted for a period of three days in each schoo ...

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Livestock management activities in hill region of Uttarakhand

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI

Abstract: Livestock is an important source of economic activity in the agricultural sector contributing a major portion of GDP to India and improving socio-economic conditions for people in general and rural people in particular. Rural women play an important role in livestock management activities besides fulfilling their responsibility as home maker. The crucial role of women in agriculture and allied act ...

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Compositional variation in the quality of raw milk collected from different sources of milk supply in Baraut, Western U.P.

Authors: HAR CHARAN LAL GUPTA, DEVESH GUPTA

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Management rust (Uromyces vicia fabae) through animal products

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

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