List of Papers Published in Volume 3 Issue 2


Economics of gladiolus cultivation and its marketing in kumaun hills of Uttaranchal

Authors: NEELAM NAYAL, S.P. SINGH

Abstract: Gladiolus is the major flower grown in Kumaun region of Uttaranchal. Present study aims at examining the economics of production of gladiolus and to study the marketing pattern and price spread in the marketing of gladiolus. The study revealed that the total cost of cultivation was Rs. 5,00,025 per ha. which indicates it to be highly capital-intensive crop. The net profile was Rs. 1,93,725 per ha. ...

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Effect of sowing methods and seed rates on yield and net return to berseem (Trifolium alexandrium L.)

Authors: Y.P. JOSHI, S.S. VERMA, R.L. BHILARE

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during three rabi seasons of 2002-03 to 2004-05 to study the response of sowing method and seed rates on yield and net returns of berseem at Instructional Dairy Farm, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. The results revealed that maximum green forage, dry matter, crude protein yield and also the gross and net returns were obtained when ber ...

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Effect of sulphur on yield and quality of different varieties of rapeseed and mustard (Brassica spp)

Authors: S.P. SINGH, B.S. MAHAPATRA, ARVIND KUMAR, R.P. SINGH, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, P.C. PANDEY

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 at Crop Research Centre, G.B.P.U.A. & T., Pantnagar on sulphur nutrition of rapeseed and mustard varieties (Kranti, Kiran, GSL-1, Hyola-401, PT-507 and RS-1). Maximum seed yield was recorded in GSL-1, which was at par with Kiran but significantly higher that PT-507, RS-1, Hyola-401 and Kranti. Kranti and Hyola-401 produced signifi ...

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Integrated weed management in soybean (Glycine max. L.) and its economics under Tarai conditions of Uttaranchal

Authors: S.C. SAXENA, AKANKSHA GUPTA

Abstract: Field experiments were conducted during Kharif seasons of 2003 and 2004 at the Crop Research Centre of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to evaluate the most suitable integrated weed management (IWM) practice for soybean (cv. PS-1024) under Tarai conditions. Results indicated that main weed flora was Celosis argentin and its infestation was maximum from sowing to the ha ...

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Post irradiation susceptibility of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) to cypermethrin

Authors: ANURADHA SINGH, SHISHIR TANDON, K.R. KANAUJIA, KANAUJIA

Abstract: Gamma radiated larvae and adults of Tribolium castaneum showed enhanced insecticidal susceptibility against cypermethrin. The LC values showed that irradiated larvae and adults are upto 4 and 9 times more susceptible than non-irradiated larvae and adults respectively. The results showed that combined treatments are more effective than any of the single treatments. ...

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A new species Pnigalio Shrank (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) parasitizing leaf miner on poplar from India

Authors: M. AGNIHOTRI, M.A. KHAN

Abstract: The genus Pnigalio Shrank is reported for the first time from India with a description of new species Pnigalio pantnagarensis Agnihotri sp.nov. ...

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Toxicity of plant extracts Azadirachta indica and Cannabis sativa against sugarcane stalk borer, Chilo auricilius Dudgeon (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Authors: RASHID MUMTAZ, M. ASLAM KHAN, RAVI PRAKASH MAURYA, M.A. KHAN

Abstract: Efficacy of plant extracts Azadirachta indica and Cannabis sativa were tested against the sugarcane stalk borer, Chilo auricilius. The plant extract was prepared using sequential extraction method different solvent like petroleum, chloroform, methanol, distilled water and acetone at 5, 10, 20 per cent concentrations. Ovipositional behavior of the adult moth and hatching percentage of the eggs were ...

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Effect of storage temperature on sensory, biochemical and microbiological characteristics of shrikhand

Authors: RAKHI, Y.K. JHA

Abstract: Shrikhand was prepared with standardized buffalo milk (4 per cent fat) using yoghurt culture [Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus (1:1)] @ 2 per cent on the basis of mild and 40 per cent sugar on the basis of chakka. Shrikhand samples were analyzed for sensory, biochemical and microbiological characteristics during storage at 7 ± 1 and 28 ± 1oC. there was significant (P ≤ 0 ...

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Evaluation of different soybean varieties or manufacture of soymilk

Authors: AWADESH KRISHNA, GURMUKH SINGH, KULDEEP AGARAWAL

Abstract: Seven varieties of soybean were evaluated for their suitability for preparation of soymilk. The soymilk prepared from different varieties exhibited total solids 6.17-7.03 per cent, protein 2.62-3.28 per cent, fat 1.55-1.72 per cent, calcium 18.60-20.86 mg/ 100 g, phosphorus 32.25-35.67 mg/ 100 g, iron 0.66-0.86 mg/100 g, pH 6.29-6.79, viscosity 3.80-4.40 cp and specific gravity 1.026-1.040. Organo ...

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A study of the role of crossability genes in relation to secretions of carbohydrates, proteins and callose in the transmitting tissue, fertilization and seed set in wheat-rye crosses

Authors: P.N. JAGADEV, V.K. KAHNNA

Abstract: It is well known that the crossability between wheat and rye is under the genetic control of Kr genes. The dominant alleles of Kr genes retarded and eventually inhibited the pollen tube growth at the base of the style and in the ovary wall. A study of the role of obturator (transmitting tissue between the stigma and the ovary) in pollen tube entry into the ovary showed that it was related to the r ...

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Assessment of genetic diversity for morphological characters among maize inbred lines (Zea mays L.) using not-hierarchical euclidean cluster analysis

Authors: V.K. YADAV, I.S. SINGH

Abstract: Knowledge of genetic diversity and relationship among the inbred lines can have a significant impact on maize improvement. Morphological characters have proven to be reliable and highly informative for assessing genetic diversity in maize. Genetic diversity analysis based on 11 morphological characters, 150 maize inbred lines from Pantnagar Maize Programme were grouped into 30 distinct clusters. D ...

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Comparative study of different wheat genotypes in relation to cold tolerance by using RAPD

Authors: ANUPREET KOUR, R.S. RAWAT, PRITI SAXENA, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: The RAPD technique was used to screen out different genotypes of wheat including cold tolerant and susceptible ones. Screening was done with 14 random primers. All of them gave consistent results. Use of these primers resulted in the amplification of 106 random polymorphic bands. UP 2425 and UP 2590 formed a different cluster as these are cold susceptible genotypes, while Doradae 5, 90 Zhong 65, F ...

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Effect of growth regulators on micropropagation of Dendranthema grandiflora

Authors: KAVITA KANDPAL, SANTOSH KUMAR, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA, RAM CHANDRA

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In vitro multiplication of gladiolus

Authors: R. CHANDRA, S, KUMAR, R.K. SRIVASTAVA, B.K. SAUD, KANDPAL

Abstract: Studies on in vitro bud initiation and shoot multiplication were carried out in gladiolus cvs. Rose supreme, Snow Princess and Jester. Dormant axillary buds emerging from the corm were used as the source of explants. The explants were surface sterilized in 0.1 per cent HgCl2 and cultured in Ms medium supplemented with BAP (1.0 mg/l) and NAA (0.5 mg/l) was found effective for maximum survival (88%) ...

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Response of fertigation on growth, fruit yield and quality of mango cv Dashehari

Authors: RASHMI PANWAR, C.P. SINGH

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out at Horticulture Research Centre of the University, to study the effect of fertigation along with mulching on growth, fruit set, fruit yield and fruit quality of Dashehari mango. Maximum plant height, canopy diameter and canopy diameter and canopy volume were recorded with full doses of fertilizers (N, P2O5 and K2O at the rate of 380 g each per plant) with ...

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Long-term effect of organic and inorganic combinations of fertilizers on yield, nutrient concentration and uptake by rice in rice-wheat cropping system on a Mollisols

Authors: D. KRISHNA, S. RAM, NANDRAM

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Mortality pattern in Angora rabbits under temperate conditions of Garhwal Himalayas

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

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Seroepidemiological study of Peste des Petits of ruminants in U.S. Nagar district of Uttaranchal

Authors: VAISHALI MITTAL, MAHESH KUMAR, R.P. SINGH, RAJESH CHANDRA

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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A study on electrical energy consumption of rice milling machines

Authors: S.K. GOYAL

Abstract: The highest total energy consumption (electrical, thermal and manual) for production of one tone milled rice was found in parboiled rice mill (923.92 kWh), followed by raw rice mill (36.92 kWh) and huller mill (15.62 kWh), whereas the mini rice mill consumed minimum (14.42 kWh) energy. The recovery of polished rice in raw rice mill was found 65 per cent, parboiled rice mill 68 per cent, mini rice ...

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Rainfall station weights of Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh using G.I.S.

Authors: SUWARNA S. TALEY, RAMESH SINGH, H.C. SHARMA, AMBRISH KUMAR

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Effect of various activities and load weights on energy expenditure of the workers

Authors: V.S. DHYANI, P. SHARMA

Abstract: A large number of workers are routinely exposed to physical hazards associated with manual material handling and many of them develop one or more serious work related musculoskeletal disorders during their working life. Therefore, a need was felt to assess the effect of various activities and load weights on the energy expenditure of the workers. The purposive-cum-simple random sampling design wit ...

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Comparative study on proximate composition, grain characteristics and cooking quality of improved varieties of soybean with local varieties grown in Uttaranchal

Authors: ANITA, L. BHATTACHARYA, K. KULSHRESTHA, P. AWASTHI

Abstract: Laboratory experiments were carried out to compare proximate composition, difference in cooking time, grain characteristics and flour characteristics of 5 improved varieties of soybean with black seeded varieties of soybean grown in Uttaranchal. Black soybean Local-1 variety had higher total ash and crude fibre than local-2 variety. As compared to improved varieties both the local varieties had hi ...

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Supplementation effect of buckwheat leaf and soybean leaf and soybean nutria- biscuits on hemoglobin level of school children

Authors: ASHA CHAUDHARY, LEENA BHATTACHARYA

Abstract: A supplementation study was carried out on forty children of 9-12 yr of age for two months. In first month 50 g buckwheat leaf nutria-biscuits were given and in the next month 50g soybean leaf nutria-biscuits were given to the experimental group. Hemoglobin (Hb) level of all the forty children was assessed by cyanmethemoglobin method before and after each supplementation. Results showed that there ...

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Physico-chemical characteristics and nutritional evaluation of dehydrated carrot products

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, KALPANA KULSHRESTHA, SUDHIR KUMAR

Abstract: Carrot is a rich source of β-carotene. Conversion of fresh carrots into carrot powder and carrot grids provides ease of handling and storage, round the year availability and a good source of β-carotene. These products can be effectively incorporated into traditional food products. Nutrient contents of Dehydrated carrot products are relatively higher and may be used to provide nutritional securit ...

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Decision making pattern of rural woman regarding farm, animal husbandry and household activities

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, SUNITA RANI, POONA TEWARI

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Dietary pattern and nutrition of Buxa tribal woman in Uttaranchal

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH

Abstract: A study was conducted to find out food habits, dietary pattern and nutritional status of women of Buxa tribe residing in Tarai areas of Uttaranchal. One hundred and fifty Buxa women selected for this study in four villages of Bazpur block of district Udham Singh Nagar. Diet survey was conducted for three consecutive days using 24 hour recall method. Nutrient content in the food items consumed was ...

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Media based utilization-focused evaluation of the technological package

Authors: POONAM TEWARI, PRATIBHA SINGH, SUNITA RANI

Abstract: Media wise utilization focused evaluation of the technology kit was conducted to see the effectiveness of media in terms of gain in knowledge of the rural women as a result of the use of respective media. Pre and post experimental design was used to know the cognitive development of rural women. It was found that cent per cent women had low level of knowledge prior to conducting the experiment and ...

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