List of Papers Published in Volume 3 Issue 1


Changes in organic-C, available N, P, K, S, Zn and grain yield due to long-term fertilizer use in rice-wheat system

Authors: S. K. TRIPATHI, ALOK KUMAR

Abstract: Soil fertility was evaluated in terms of organic carbon, available N, P, K, S, and DTPA-Zn after 23 years continuous cropping of rice and wheat to which different levels and combinations of NPK fertilizers had been applied. There was no appreciable change in available N and K in soil by continuous application of N and K fertilizers, but an approximately 3-time increase in available P and 2-fold ...

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Comparison of cereals and fodder cropping sequences under irrigated fertilizer management with organic and inorganic fertilizer in Tarai condition of northern India

Authors: S. S. VERMA, RAMESH CHANDRA, Y. P. JOSHI, S. C. SAXENA, V. P. SINGH

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 2002-03 at Industrial Dairy Farm of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to compare cereals and fodder cropping sequences under irrigated fertilizer management in Tarai condition of northern India. Rice-wheat-moong (fodder) crop sequence was found to be superior in terms of rice equivalent yield (129.19q/ha, net return (Rs. 43,775/h ...

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Effect of organic sources and nitrogen levels on dry matter production and uptake of major nutrients under rice-wheat cropping system

Authors: H. K. PATRO, B. S. MAHAPATRA, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, AJAY KUMAR, S. P. SINGH, KISHOR CHILANA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 2000-01 and 2001-02 to evaluate the effect of four organic sources viz. Sesbania aculeata, Crotolaria juncea, Vigna unguiculata and wheat straw along with 4 levels of N to rice (Oryza sativa L.) and 3 levels of N to wheat (Triticum aestivum L. Enerd. Flori and Paol. L.) on dry matter production, yield and nutrient removal in rice-wheat system. Green manuring ...

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Response of cutting management on effects of growth, forage yield and quality of oat varieties

Authors: HARPREET SINGH, Y. P. JOSHI, R. L. BHILARE

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during rabi season of 2002-03 to study the response of cutting management on effects of growth, yield and quality of oat varieties. Plant height, number of leaves per unit area, dry matter accumulation, LAI, total green forage, dry matter, crude protein, digestible dry matter yield, crude protein content, digestibility and leaf stem ratio were higher in UPO-212 than oth ...

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Sustainability in rice-wheat cropping system through direct seeding of rice

Authors: SHAILENDRA SINGH, GOVINDRA SINGH, S. P. SINGH, VIRENDRA P. SINGH

Abstract: On the basis of two-year experimentation it was observed that dry direct seeded rice (DSR) in irrigated system is an economical alternative to transplanted rice (TPR) without loss in rice productivity with saving in water, reduced cost of cultivation and more net profit. The early maturity of DSR facilitates timely planting of wheat after rice. Study further reveals that zero tillage wheat (ZTW) h ...

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Monitoring of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) population through pheromone traps (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in chickpea in Uttaranchal

Authors: KALPANA VARSHNEY, SUDHA KANAUJIA

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A new species of the genus Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) from Kumaon hills of Indian Himalayas

Authors: ANKITA GUPTA, M. A. KHAN

Abstract: A new species of the genus Trichogrammatidae viz. T. mukteshwarensis Gupta and Khan sp. Nov. reared from unidentified Lapidopterous egg mass from high altitude of India has been described and illustrated. A revised key to the Indian species of the genus Trichogramma Westwood has been framed. ...

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Efficiency of BIPM strategies and natural enemies on yellow stem borer and its effect on the production of paddy

Authors: SUNEEL KUMAR, RAVI PRAKASH MAURYA, M. A. KHAN

Abstract: Field trial was carried out to study the efficiency of Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (BIPM) strategies and Natural Enemies and its effect on the production of paddy during 2001. The population of predators observed were non significantly different in all the treatments viz. Pheromone Trap Plot (PTP), Biological Control Plot 1(BCP 1), Biological Control Plot 2(BCP 2), Integrated Pest Mana ...

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Observation on the life cycle of predatory bug,Canthecona furcellata Wolff. On poplar defoliator, Clostera fulgurita Walker

Authors: SUNEEL KUMAR, S. V. SINGH, M. A. KHAN

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Effect of using aspartame as sugar replacer on quality characteristics of rice cream

Authors: ARCHANA, S. K. MITTAL, GURMUKH SINGH

Abstract: A low calorie ice cream was developed using aspartame as sugar replacer and maltodextrin as bulking agent. The product thus developed was evaluated for sensory and physic-chemical characteristics. The overall acceptability score of ice cream containing 0.0833 per cent aspartame was maximum (8.33), while the score for control ice cream was 8.0. Addition of aspartame showed a significant (p≤0.01) ...

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Genetic analysis for yield and its components in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss)

Authors: RASHI GUPTA, S. P. SINGH, SHARAD PANDEY

Abstract: Six generations namely P1, P2,F1, F2, BC1, and BC1 of four crosses Kranti x LES-38, Pusa Bold x PRQ-9701-46, RC-781 X LES-38 and RH-30 x PRQ-9701-46 were evaluated for seed yield per plant, oil content, seeds per siliqun, test weight and harvest index in a compact family block design with three replications. The data of six generations were subjected to scaling tests to detect epistasis and genet ...

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Generation mean analysis for karnal bunt [Tilletia indica (Mitra)] reaction in bread wheat [Triticum aestivum L. em. Thell]

Authors: SWATI, SOHAN PAL, PRASHANT GOEL, J. P. JAISWAL

Abstract: Six generations model of fifteen crosses involving three karnal bunt susceptible (WL 711, UP 262 and UP 2425) and three karnal bunt resistant parents (HD 29, Lok 1 and Raj 3777) were grown in Randomozed Complete Block Design (RBD) with three replications at Pantnagar. The data of disease reaction of six generations were subjected for generation mean analysis to analyse genetic parameters m, d, h, ...

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Study of diversity at molecular level among BLB resistant lines in rice (Oryza sp.)

Authors: K. K. SINGH, S. SINGH, M. CHATURVEDI, B. SHARMA, A. K. GUPTA

Abstract: The experiment was conducted in Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and Crop Research Center of G.B. P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar during 2003-2004. Fourteen BLB resistant rice genotypes and two BLB susceptible checks exhibited good diversity on agro morphological data and biochemical aspects. Molecular diversity delineated by 10 RAPD markers revealed high level of divergence. A total of 76 bands ...

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Response of mulches on strawberry raising with and without low tunnel

Authors: NARENDRA AGARWAL, AMIT DIXIT, SHAILENDRA AGRAWAL

Abstract: To assess the importance of rice husk and paddy straw as mulching component in strawberry cultivation, an experiment was carried out in randomized block design with 5 treatments in the experimental field of Horticulture Department, IGKVV, Raipur during the year 2000-2001. The treatments were -1) Rice- Husk + low tunnel + drip irrigation, 2) Rice- Husk + without low tunnel + drip irrigation, 3) Pad ...

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Standardization of the media composition for somatic embryogenesis in Gerbera jamesonii

Authors: GAURAV SHARMA, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to study the response of explants to callus induction and somatic embryogenesis on different media. Somatic embryogenesis has been achieved from callus cultures derived from leaf disc explants (1-2 cm) of Gerbera cv. Alsmeera cultured on MS medium supplemented with varied combinations and concentrations of auxins and cytokinins. High frequency (92.78%) for ...

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Screening of potato genotypes for tuber yield and processing quality

Authors: AKHILESH C. MISHRA, N. P. SINGH, HARI HAR RAM

Abstract: Present investigations were conducted in Tarai of Uttaranchal during Rabi 1999-2000 and 2000-01 with 38 genotypes of potato. Results indicated that MS/92-3128, JP-100, Kufri Pukhraj, MS/92-1090, JV-67, JX-44 and 85-P-670 had best performance for tuber yield per plant, tuber dry matter content, number of tubers per plant, tuber weight, specific gravity of tubers, stolon length, leaf area and early ...

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Effect of varying nitrogen and phosphorus levels on forage yield and quality of oat (Avena sativa L.) in mid hills of Uttaranchal

Authors: CHANDRA BHUSHAN, BISWANATH SAHOO

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during rabi seasons of 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 to study the effect of varying levels of nitrogen and phosphorus on green biomass yield and nutrient yield of oat (Var. Kent). The different combinations of N and P were N0P0, N0P1, N0P2, N1P0, N1P1, N1P2, N2P0, N2P1 and N2P2 consisting different doses of N and P such as N0P0 –control, N1- 100 kg N/ha, N2- 120 kg N/ha, P1 ...

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Training needs and constraints perceived by poultry farming in Garhwal Himalayas

Authors: C. B. SINGH, M. H. JILANI

Abstract: The present study was conducted under the I. V. L. P. project during 2003-2004 with a sample size of 84 poultry farmers of Tehri district of Garhwal Himalayas. The data pertaining to training needs of the poultry farmers were collected through a schedule and subjected to statistical analysis. The results of the study showed that training on handling of day old chicks, brooding of chicks, diseases ...

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Kidding behavior in local goats of Rohilkahnd

Authors: CHITRA DHIMAN, A. K. CHABRA

Abstract: The present study was conducted during Dec, 2002 to April,2003, at Sheep and Goat Production Farm, I. V. R. I., Izatnagar, on a total of fifteen pregnant local goats of Rohilkhand region. The does were divided into 3 treatment groups on level 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 four weeks prior to ki ...

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Diseases having common occurrence in goats - an epidemiological study

Authors: SWETA RAGHUVANSHI, MAHESH KUMAR, J. P. SINGH

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Concurrent infection of Theileria and Leptospira in a crossbred cow with a note on other blood parasitic infections in the farm

Authors: P. S. BANERJEE, STUTI VATSYA, SARPREET SINGH, A. P. YADAV

Abstract: A clinical case of Thelleria- Leptospira concurrent infection was recorded in a crossbred cow in a private dairy farm at Bilaspur, U.P. Subsequent investigations revealed that of the total 10 animals in the farm, 4 had sub-clinical infection of Theileria annulata, one suffered from clinical anaplasmosis and one animal suffered from clinical babesiosis during the month of JJuly, 2004. Eight animals ...

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A study of the effect of danazol on penicillinase activity and its substrate – penicillin V in starch-iodine detection system used for progesterone based pregnancy diagnosis in bovines

Authors: S. VANKATESAPERUMAL, V. UMAPATHI, T. AMBWANI. B. D. LAKHCHAURA

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Role performance of rural women in dairy task in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttaranchal

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

Abstract: The study was carried out in Rudrapur block of Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttaranchal to document the role performance of rural women in various dairy husbandry practices in the study area. Data were collected by personal interview of 120 randomly selected respondents, with the help of a comprehensive well-structured schedule. Data have been analyzed under the headings of role performance in br ...

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Modelling of some physical properties of pant-4 variety of rice (Oryza sativa L.) for yield optimization

Authors: S. C. SHARMA, M. P. SINGH, S. R. SINGH

Abstract: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) a major crop is a staple food for millions of the people and is grown in considerable area of arable lands. In India, total annual rice production is estimated to be only around 76 million tonnes during the year 2002-03, a 17 million tonnes less than the record rice production of 93 million tonnes during the year 2001-02. Various studies on the optimization of yield have rev ...

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Technology to reduce farmwomen’s drudgery while milking: a revolving stool

Authors: DEEPA VINAY, SUNITA SHARMA

Abstract: In Uttaranchal, majority of the rural women are involved in dairy activities. Out of all dairy activities, milking of animal is the most commonly performed activity. Milking of animals is found much drudgery prone activity for the rural women. To reduce the drudgery of the squatting posture, which is adopted by women while milking, a stress reducing devise i.e. revolving stool was developed and te ...

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Development of nutri-biscuits using oogal (Fagopyrum esculentum) and soybean (Glycine max) leaf powder

Authors: ASHA CHAUDHARY, LEENA BHATTACHARYA

Abstract: Oogal and soybean leaf powder were prepared by using simple dehydration technology. Around 125 g leaf powder was obtained from 1 kg fresh leaves. Different levels of incorporation of leaf powder 5, 7, and 10 per cent were used in both nutria-biscuits. During the preliminary trials 7 per cent incorporation level was found best in both biscuits i.e. oogal leaf nutria biscuit and soybean leaf nutria ...

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Effect of intervention on the nutritional status of farm women in the super cyclone affected areas of Orissa

Authors: ABHA SINGH. HEMA PANDEY, SUMAN AGARWAL, B. L. ATTRI

Abstract: A study on nutritional status and knowledge test of farm women was conducted in severely cyclone affected village kakan in Erasama block of Jagatsingpur district. One hundred twenty farm women were measured for their anthropometry (weight an d height) and interviewed by using pre-tested schedule. Weight associated with height (or body length) has been accepted as a reliable indicator for detecting ...

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