List of Papers Published in Volume 2 Issue 2


Correlation studies among physiological parameters, yield and quality parameters of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) + maize (Zea mays L.) intercropping system in north India.

Authors: S.C. SAXENA, A.K. DEY, S.S. VERMA

Abstract: The field experiment was conducted during Kharif season of 2000 and 2001 inter-cropping soybeen cv-PK 1024 with maize cv. Surya at 5 different levels of P in 1:1 and 1: 2 row ratios system. The quality parameters have significant relationship only with dry matter accumulation at different growth stages in soybean whereas for maize the significant relationship was found in association with leaf are ...

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Efficacy of pheromone traps and effect of trap position on monitoring of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in chickpea

Authors: NAVDEEP BHULLAR, KALPNA VARSHNEY, SUDHA KANAUJIA

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Comparative efficacy of Biolure and Scirpolure in monitoring and management of rice yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas (Walker)

Authors: JONES P. ANDREW, S.N. TIWARI

Abstract: Comparative efficacy of Biolure and Scirpolure in monitoring and management of Scirpophaga incertulas (Walker) was studied in organically cultivated rice variety HKR-126 at Pantnaga, India, during 2003. Both the pheromone lures were equally effective in trapping the males of yellow stem borer. Maximum population of the pest was recorded on 7th and 8th October 2003 when each trap caught 9.27 and 8. ...

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Impact of pesticides on the population of earthworms in rice ecosystem

Authors: A.K. KARNATAK, D.C. KARNATAKA, ANKITA GUPTA

Abstract: Impact of pesticides on the population of earth worms in rice ecosystem was studied for two consecutive years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 under Tarai conditions. It was found that combination of pesticides was more detrimental to earthworm population then use of single pesticide. The highest population of earthworms (5.33 per 25cm3) was recorded in a control plot at transplanting during 2001-2002. Th ...

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Influence of pesticide application on collembolan population in soil under rice-wheat cropping system

Authors: A.K. KARNATAK, D.C. KARNATAK, SEEMA SINGH THAKUR

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Effect of nitrogenous fertilizers and plant population densities on biochemical characteristics of superfine rice cultivar PR-106

Authors: MANDEEP HUNDAL, A.K. BAKHSHI, A.K. SEXENA

Abstract: Investigation were made to study the influence of different agronomic management practices i.e. high nitrogenous fertilizers application and plant population densities on the biochemical and cooking quality parameters of superfine rice cultivar PR 106. Studies revealed that increased nitrogenous fertilizer application and plant population density levels increased protein content and decreased ash ...

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A study of pre-fertilization characters in intergeneric crosses of wheat and rye

Authors: ANJU ARORO, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: The pre-fertilization characters viz. pollen fall, pollen germination, pollen tube growth and pollen tube abnormalities were investigated in inter- specific crosses of wheat and rye. The pollen tubes were studied with normal and fluorescence microscopy to determine if any abnormality in these is the cause of reduced seed set. Correlation of seed set was revealed with pollen germination, pollen tu ...

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Evaluation of forage sorghum hybrids for resistance against shoot fly [Atherigona soccata (Rondani)]

Authors: D.C. BASKHETI AND BHATT

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Principal component Analysis (PCA) for genetic divergence of seed yield and its components in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss)

Authors: J.N. SACHAN, DHIRENDRA SINGH, BASUDEO SINGH, A.K. SINGH, D.P. PANT, S.P. SINGH

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Studies on variation for yield, its components and stem borer [Chilo partellus (Swinhoe)] resistance in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)

Authors: ARUN BHATT, D.C. BASKHETI

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Evaluation of genetic diversity in different genotypes of Brassica juncea by SDS-PAGE

Authors: ANUPREET KOUR, S.P. SINGH

Abstract: The objective of this study was to assess the genetic divergence available in different genotypes or Brassica juncea based on analyses of seed storage proteins, for the identification of genetically diverse and agronomically superior accessions of rapeseed, which may generate putative transgressive segregates on hybridization. Diversity within species of Brassica juncea can be analyzed at molecula ...

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Use of correlation and path analysis as a critarian for selection in wheat

Authors: PREKSHA, SOHAN PAL

Abstract: The phenotypic as well as genotypic correlations and path analysis of yield and yield contributing character were worked out three environments (30 genotypes in each set) of wheat. Based on character association, harvest index emerged with high and positive correlation with grain yield under all three environments, biological yield under timely sown rainfed, late sown environments and number of sp ...

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DNA fingerprinting of NRRI aromatic rice (Oryza sativa) germplasm by RAPD

Authors: SAMOTI MEENA SANGITA BANSAL, AVINASH MISHRA, U.S. SINGH, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers were used to study the genetic relationship and genetic diversity among 25 rice accessions from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). These were dwarf aromatic rice. PCR amplification products ranging from 0.3 to 3.0 kb were generated using 8 random decamer primers. The RAPD profiles generated were anal ...

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DNA fingerprinting of the small- grained aromatic rice (Oryza sativa L.) of Uttaranchal using RAPD analysis

Authors: RESHU GUPTA, SANGITA BANSAL, AVINASH MISHRA, U.S. SINGH, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: The RAPD is a simple and reliable technique to rapidly detect the variability among the germplasm at the genetic level. Genetic variability in 15 accessions of Indian small grained scented rice and 4 accessions of basmati rice was studied using ten arbitrary 10-mer primers. The set of 10 primers produced a total of 78 bands, all of them being polymorphic. The size of amplified DNA ranged from 0.12 ...

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Studies on quantity-intensity relationships of potassium in soil of Rice-Wheat cropping sequence

Authors: NAVNEET PAREEK, A.K. MONDAL, V.K. JALALI, PARDEEP WALI

Abstract: A study was conducted to ascertain the quantity –intensity (Q/I) parameters for comprehensive characterization of K dynamics in rice-wheat soils of Jammu region. The values derived from Q/I isotherm were correlated with physic-chemical parameters of soil. These soils were slightly acidic to alkaline in reaction (5.79 to 9.03) and low to medium in organic carbon content (0.24 to 1.29%). Labile-K ...

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Evaluation of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.) genotypes in tarai region of Uttaranchal.

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

Abstract: Evaluation of sixty five genotypes of cauliflower for various traits indicated that PCF 47 was the best genotype for curd diameter (25.36), net curd weight (969.66 g), total plant weight (2388.0 g) and curd size index (256.13) while PCF 63 showed best performance for curd depth (11.60 cm), leaf length (56,23 cm), and leaf width (22.80 cm). Maximum number of days to 50 per cent curd maturity was co ...

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Growth analysis of potato cultivars in autumn in tarai region of Uttaranchal

Authors: MANOJ RAGHAV, N.P. SINGH

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during autumn, 1997-2000 in sandy loam soil with ten medium maturity potato cultivars for growth analysis. Maximum mean plant height was recorded in Kufri Sindhuri and number of leaf was found in MS/89-1095. Mean dry matter yield was found maximum in Kufri Badshah. Highest ratio of economic yield (tubers) to non-tuber (4.19) dry matter was found in JW-160. Maximum ...

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Interrelationship between economic characters in French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) germplasms

Authors: LALIT MOHAN KANDPAL, B.P. SINGH, AKHILESH TIWARI, HARI HAR RAM

Abstract: In order to assess the breeding potential of 195 germplasms of French bean, a correlation study was conducted at Vegetable Research Centre, Pantnagar (Uttaranchal) during spring summer season 2003. Seed yield per plant was positively and significantly correlated with number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod and pod length. Days to 50 per cent flowering was also positively and significantl ...

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Initial years of conversion of conventional cultivation of wheat to organic mode with various organic manures in mid hills of Uttaranchal

Authors: CHANDRA BHUSHAN, B.S. MAHAPATRA

Abstract: An experiment was conducted at ARS & KVK, Majhern of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar during Rabi seasons of 2002-03 and 2003-04 to study the performance of wheat under organic mode using FYM, Poultry manure and Vermicompost. The same was compared with the conventional practice by using N: P2O5: K2O @ 120:40:20 kg/ha, respectively. The yield attributing characters ...

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Constraints analysis of Angora rabbit farmers in Garhwal Himalayas

Authors: C.B. SINGH, M.H. JILANI, R.K. TRIPATHI

Abstract: The result of the study conducted in Garhwal Himalayas with a sample size of 140 Angora rabbit farmers showed that reasons for poor performance of angora rabbit rearing as lack of technical knowledge, unorganized marketing system, lack of good germplasm, high kids/adults mortality, less risk bearing ability, lack of feed ingredients, high cost of feed, and lack of proper transportation were percei ...

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Pre-wearing body-weight changes of kids in local goats of Rohilkhand

Authors: CHITRADHIMAN, A.K. CHABRA

Abstract: The present was conducted during Dec, 2002 to April, 2003 at Sheep and Goat Production Farm, I.V.R.I., Izatnagar, on total of fifteen pregnant local goats of Rohilkhand region. The does were divided into 3 treatment groups (1,2 and 3) and were fed different levels of concentrate mixture viz. 350 g/d (control), 420 g/d, 280 g/d, respectively, along with ad lib.green oat (in weighed quantity) from 4 ...

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Comparative efficacy of Amprolium and Biotrim against coccidiosis in poultry

Authors: V.S. SINGH, RAJAT GARG, C.L. YADAV, RAJANISH KUMAR, P.S. BANERJEE, VIVEK BHARDWAJ

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Histopathological Study of Zoothamnium sp infestation in cultured penaeid shrimps (Penaeus monodon)

Authors: D. SASMAL, T.J. ABRAHAM, T.A. QURESHI, N.K. SASMAL

Abstract: Mass mortality of penaeid shrimps in an endemic situation in the coastal ecosystemic perspective of West Bengal in India, the most severely affected farms were those adopted modified extensive system (MES) than semi-intensive system (SIS) of management. The infestation with Zoothamnium sp. Was found to be very common as commensal on the shrimp surface in most of the ...

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A cross sectional study of seroprevalence of IBR in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttaranchal

Authors: VAISHALI MITTAL, MAHESH KUMAR, RAJESH CHANDRA

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Level of knowledge about dairy husbandry practices among livestock farmers of Tarai area

Authors: A.S. ARORA, AVADHESH KUMAR, Y.P.S DABAS, D. BARDHAN

Abstract: The study was conducted to measure the level of knowledge about dairy husbandry practices among livestock farmers in Tarai area o U.S Nagar district of Uttaranchal. The data regarding level of knowledge about improved dairy husbandry practices were collected on pre-tested well-structured interview schedule and level of knowledge was measured on four-point scale, i.e. No. knowledge, Awareness knowl ...

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Feasibility of using plot drill in India

Authors: S.K. PATEL, B.P. VARSHNEY, ANIL KUMAR, SOHAN PAL

Abstract: Agricultural scientists usually do not use agricultural machines in the experiments because of their low accuracy. The Oyjord Plot Drill developed by M/s Wintersteiger; Austria was evaluated at Crop Research Centre, Pantnagar for sowing of wheat, soybean, rapeseed, urd and Pea. The plot drill has provision for adjusting the seed rate, row number, row length and row spacing. Considering the specifi ...

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Scale of perceived fatigue: A measurement technique in resource management

Authors: SUCHETA SINGH, PROMILA SHARMA

Abstract: In behavioral Sciences, however descriptive data makes comprehension difficult and may lead to erroneous and misleading measurement unless rigorous measuring techniques are applied to draw inferences. This scale concentrates on the underlying principles of developing a scale to assess fatigue perceived by the woman farmers in rural hill areas. The scale will not only assess extent of fatigue but a ...

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