List of Papers Published in Volume 2 Issue 1


Age related pheromone (Z-11-Hexadecenal) production of Helicoverpa armigera

Authors: P.K. DUBEY, DUDHA KANAUJIA, K.R. KANAUJIA

Abstract: Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) is the most dreaded insect pest on several crops in agriculture accounting for the consumption of over 30 per cent of the total insecticide all over the world. Hence, the present investigation on the pheromone production of Z-11-hexadecenal (a major component) in adult virgin female Helicoverpa was conducted so as to exploit behavioural approaches in pest management. ...

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Relationship between gossypol gland density and bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) incidence in cotton

Authors: N. BALAKRISHNAN, R.K. MURALI BASKARAN, N.R. MAHADEVAN

Abstract: Gossypol gland density on four cotton varieties and a hybrid was studied under rainfed condition and correlated with the incidence of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). The density of gossypol glands varied from 107.99 ± 4.26 (SVPR 2) to 171.81 ± 3.18 (KC 2) per cm2 in leaves, 35.41 ± 2.10 (SVPR 2) to 90.47 ± 1.70 per cm2 (RCH 2) in bracts, 80.14 ± 1.84 (SVPR 2) to 204.48 ± 4.18 (K 11) per cm2 i ...

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Physical, chemical and microbial treatment of anaerobically digested distillery effluent.

Authors: POONAM MIGLANI, R.K. GUPTA

Abstract: A treatability study was carried out by sequential adsorption, coagulation, followed by microbial treatment for anaerobically treated distillery effluent. It was found that, in the first stage of adsorbent treatment with flyash, about 41.86% colour, 54.84% COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) and 34.01% TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) were removed. In the second stage of coagulation treatment using lime, 81. ...

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Physico-chemical characteristics of some improved varieties of lentil (Lens culinaris) grown at Pantnagar

Authors: KAVITA LOHANI, GURMUKH SINGH, KULDEEP AGRAWAL

Abstract: Six lentil (Lens culinaris) varieties namely PL-639, NM-1, LII-84-8, L-4076, DPL-15 and DPL-58 were evaluated for their physic-chemical characteristics. Different varieties exhibited 100-grain weight, 100 –grain volume, bulk density and true density values of 1.64-2.81 g, 1.18-3.00 ml, 0.75-0.83 g/cc and 0.94-1.40 g/cc, respectively. The varieties contained (in per cent) moisture 11.5-12.70, pro ...

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Effect of gibberellic acid (GA3) and supplementary chemicals in hybrid rice seed production

Authors: SHIV DAYAL, P.K. SHROTRIA, J.S. VERMA, RAJENDRA

Abstract: Studies conducted on effect of GA3 application and other supplementary chemical nutrients revealed beneficial effect of GA3 on panicle exsertion, seed set per cent and seed yield. However, due to detrimental effect of GA3 on germination of f1 seed, high doses of GA3 beyond 120 ppm may not be recommended beside high cost of GA3 is also a limiting factor. As a replacement and/or supplement of GA3 pl ...

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Fatty acid profile in S3 lines selected for high oleic acid in toria (Brassica rapa var. toria)

Authors: J.N. SACHAN, BASUDEO SINGH, A.K. SINGH, D.P. PANT, RAKESH KUMAR

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Flowering synchronization studies in hybrid rice (Pant Sankar Dhan-1) seed production

Authors: SHIV DAYAL, P.K. SHROTRIA, J.S. VERMA, RAJENDRA

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Genetic variance in relation to heterosis for yield, seed protein and nitrogen fixing characters in fieldpea (Pisum sativum L.)

Authors: V.K. YADAV, R.K. PANWAR

Abstract: Genetic variation and heterosis was worked out for seven quantitative character namely number of root nodules/ plant, Nodules volume/ plant (ml), Nodules dry wt/plant (mg), number of primary branches/ plant, Seed protein content (%), Grain yield/ plant (g) and Nitrogen fixation/ plant (g) in diallet set involving eight parents of fieldpea (Pisum sativum) viz., JP 4, HUDP 7, EC 1, Pant P 21, S143, ...

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Identification of crossability genes in synthetic hexaploid wheats by wheat-rye crosses and pollen tube studies.

Authors: ANIL PAWAR, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: A study was undertaken to identify to identify the crossability genes in some synthetic hexaploid wheats derived from Triticum turgidum x T. tauschii by wheat-rye crosses on the basis of crossability percentage according to Lein’s (1943) classification. Plllen germination and pollen tube behavior was observed with normal microscopy, to determine if any abnormality in these is the cause of reduce ...

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Introgression of desaturate suppressor gene from c-genome of Brassica napus to B. rapa

Authors: SHIV DAYAL, J.N. SACHAN

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Phenotypic stability of yield and quality characters in sugarcane

Authors: NIRAJ KUMAR, J.R.P. SINGH

Abstract: Sugarcane genotypes were evaluated for yield and its components under three environments. The environments were spring and autumn seasons and ratoon of spring crop. Variance due to genotypes, genotypes x environment components were highly significant for germination per cent at 45 days, number of shoots at 120 days, number of millable cane, cane height, sucrose per cent juice in November and Decem ...

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The influence of wheat genotypes on haploid embryo formation in maize mediated haploid wheat production system

Authors: MUKTA SIROHI, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: Six wheat genotypes were crossed with a composite maize variety “Kanchan” and frequencies of haploid embryo formation were compared. All the wheat genotypes produced seeds and embryos following post- pollination treatments with 2, 4 –D and GA3. Seed set percentage among six wheat genotypes varied from 77.5 to 93.36 per cent while the frequency of embryo formation ranged from 2.2 to 9.53 per ...

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Effect of different irrigation methods and plastic mulch on the production of banana under Chhattisgarh region

Authors: NARENDRA AGRAWAL, A. DIXIT, S. AGRAWAL, D. PANDEY

Abstract: Field experiment was conducted to compare the surface and drip method or irrigation in terms of yield, water waving and irrigation water use efficiency. Two treatments of surface irrigation with and without plastic mulch and four treatments i.e. Applying water 80% and 60% through drip irrigation with and without plastic mulch were adopted for the study. Data on woater applied and yield from 1998 t ...

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Characterization of soybean and frenchbean rhizobial isolates from northern U.P. and Uttaranchal

Authors: A.K. KATIYAR, S.P. GANGWAR

Abstract: Soybean and frenchbean rhizobia were collected from 92 U.P. and Uttaranchal sites out of which 11 were selected for further characterization. Finally S-2, S-6, S-12 and S-16 soybean isolates and SF-4, SF-5, SF-7 and SF-8 frenchbean isolates respectively were taken for testing the growth behaviour, change in pH of growth, utilization of carbon sources and resistance to antibiotics. These isolates w ...

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Evaluation of substrates for mass multiplication of Trichoderma harzianum – a potent bio control agent

Authors: LAKSHMI TEWARI, CHANDRA BHANU, H.S. CHAUBE

Abstract: Looking for an urgent need for selection of suitable cheaper substrate for mass multiplication of Trichoderma harzianum a potent biocontrol agent, various cereal and millet grains available in Tarai region of Uttaranchal, were evaluated through solid-state fermentation. T. harzianum grew well on all the seven substrates tested including one weed seed (Echinocloa colonum) and six-cereal grains, viz ...

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Diversity analysis in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) as revealed by protein polymorphism

Authors: DEEPALI PANDEY, Y.V. SINGH

Abstract: Electrophoretic patterns of 113 genotypes of pea (Pisum sativum L.) were analyzed by SDS-PAGE. Similarity index was calculated to establish diversity. Cluster analysis, after quantifying the protein bands, using UPGMA procedure, indicated that broadly the germplasms were grouped into two clusters, KS-226, Herabona and Multifreezer were grouped in cluster I and rest 110 genotypes in cluster II. Th ...

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Level of self- incompatibility in tropical cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.)

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

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Integrated plant nutrient management in soybean (Glycine max) in mid hills of Uttaranchal

Authors: CHANDRA BHUSHAN, ANIL SHUKLA, B. YADAV

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during Kharif seasons of 2002-03 and 2003-04 to study the effect of various combinations of organic, inorganic and biological sources of plant nutrients on nodulation, yield and yield attributing characters like number of pods/plant, pod length, weight of grains/plants, test weight, seed yield and net return were recorded maximum with application of N20 N30 K20 + Farmya ...

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Nutrient digestibility in lactating cows fed on total mixed rations under farmers’ field conditions

Authors: KUSUM RIKHARI, VIR SINGH, ASHOK KUMAR, RIPUSUDAN KUMAR

Abstract: Three different total mixed rations (RMRs) having different composition of concentrates were evaluated in-vivo for DM, OM, CP, EE, NFE, CF, NDF, ADF, ADL, Cellulose and Hemicelluloses digestibility. Digestibility of all the nutrients except CP in TMR-1 (17% mustard oil cake, 10% malt sprout with 10.08% CP) was higher non-significantly (P>0.05) than in the other two TMRs. CP digestibility was hi ...

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Determinants of marketable surplus of mild at peri-urban dairy farms in the mountains: a case study of Lohaghat in Uttaranchal

Authors: BABITA BOHRA, MAHAK SINGH, ANIL KUMAR, VIR SINGH

Abstract: Marketed surplus is that quantity of the produce which the producer farmer actually sells in the market irrespective of his requirements for family consumption, farm needs and other payments. This paper examines crucial determinants of the marketable surplus based on an intensive study of 122 dairy farms in six villages in a peri-urban area of the Lohaghat township in Champawat district in Uttaran ...

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Comparative efficacy of fenvalerate, cypermethrin and ivermectin against Linognathus stenopsis and Damalinia caprae infestations in goats

Authors: STUTI VATSYA, C.L. YADAV, P.S. BANERJEE, RAJAT GARG

Abstract: Goats naturally infested with Linognathus stenopsis and Damalinia caprae were treated with fenvalerate @2 ml/lt, cypermethrin were successful in controlling both sucking and biting louse and can be used at an interval of 21 and 30 days, respectively. Whereas, ivermectin was found to be effective against the sucking louse only and offered a protection of 30 days. ...

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A survey on the status of pesticide use in tarai and hilly regions of Kumaon

Authors: U. MISHRA, S.P. SINGH, L.D. SHARMA, A.H. AHMAD, G. MEHTA, S.K. HORE

Abstract: A survey was conducted in some tarai and hilly regions of Kumaon to assess the awareness of farmers about pesticide residues, proper techniques of their application, frequency of use in various agricultural and animal husbandry practices, toxic effects and preventive measures and to investigate the views of farmers on importance of the use of pesticides in improving socioeconomic status and other ...

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Biodegradation of hexamethyl-p-rosaniline chloride (crystal violet) and other related dyes by bacteria

Authors: B.R. SINGH, V.D. SHARMA

Abstract: Of the 440 bacterial strains belonging to 25 species of 19 genera tested, only 7 Klebsiella aerogenes strains decolourised crystal violet up to 0.7 per cent concentration even in the absence of organic source of itrogen. Dye decolorizing strains tolerated sodium chloride, ammonium chloride and ammonium sulphate up to 5.6 per cent, 12 per cent and 9.6 per cent levels, respectively. Crystal violet d ...

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Factors affecting buying practices of consumer- buyers of dairy products in Nainital district

Authors: J.C. BADOLA, V.P.S. ARORA

Abstract: Dairy development in India has been one of the most successful development programmes. Due to improvement in milk yield, the growth in the production of dairy products is increasing day by day and as a result a large number of private and co-operative institutions are entering in the field of processing and marketing of dairy products. This leads to increased competition between dairy processing a ...

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Efficacy study of vegetative bunds in conserving soil and water on sloppy marginal land of sub-montane zone (M.S.)

Authors: G.L. CHUNALE, R.D. BANSOD

Abstract: In cultivable areas situated on sloppy marginal land in Sub-montane Zone (M.S.), neither vegetative measures nor mechanical structures alone hold good for effective protection. Under such situations, vegetative bunds i.e. combination of these two were used and studied during 1991 to 1998 at zonal agricultural research station, Kolhapur for their efficiency and structural stability in controlling s ...

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Anthropometry for planning work place layout in rural areas of Punjab

Authors: SEEMA KWATRA

Abstract: The anthropometric measurements and reaches of 25 selected homemakers belonging to each of the two selected localities of Ludhiana city were taken in standing, sitting and squatting postures in order to optimise kitchen dimensions in accordance with the user’s dimensions, capabilities and limitations. In all the three postures, eye level, height, shoulder and elbow heights, right and left knee h ...

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Development of beta-carotene rich powder by papaya fruit

Authors: RUCHI SHARMA, PUSHPA SHUKLA

Abstract: Vitamin a deficiency is recognized as a serious public health problem leading to blindness. Dietary interventions of beta-carotene rich foods have found to be the best measure to improve the vitamin A status of individuals. Protein-energy malnutrition among children is common in India and one of the reason is poor feeding practices among the young children. Papaya (Carica Papaya), widely grown in ...

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