List of Papers Published in Volume 4 Issue 1


Effect of boron and molybdenum on yield of berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.)

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

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Effect of cutting management and nitrogen levels on yield, nitrogen uptake and nitrogen use efficiency of oat

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

Abstract: An experiment was conducted at Pantnagar during rabi season of 2003-04 and 2004-05 to study the response of nitrogen levels under different cutting management of oat have revealed significantly higher dry matter yield with single cut a 50 per cent flowering, while maximum nitrogen uptake (128.77 kg ha-1) when first cut was taken at 50 days after sowing and second cut at 50 per cent flowering. Sign ...

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Effect of zinc levels on grain and fodder yield of forage sorghum genotypes in northern India

Authors: S.S. VERMA, VIKAS GHANGHAS, Y.P. JOSHI, R.CHANDRA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during consecutive kharif seasons of 2003-04 and 204-05 at the Instructional Dairy Farm of the G.B.P.U.A & T., Pantnagar to study the effect of zinc levels on grain and fodder yield of forage sorghum genotypes ‘Pant Chari 5’ produced significantly highest grain yield (22.5 q/ha) and qualitative fodder yield (426.9 q/ha) and also maintained superiority over ...

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Integrated nutrient management in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) under different cropping systems

Authors: GURVINDER SINGH, S.K. SAINI

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Weed management in berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.)

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

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during the winter season of 1998-99 to 2000-01 to evaluate different herbicides for weed control in berseem. Three years pooled data revealed that pre-emergence application of Butachior @ 1.0 kg a.i. ha-1 recorded significantly higher green forage and dry matter yield being at par with pre-emergence application of Butachlor @ 2.0 kg a.i. ha-1 and seed treatment wit ...

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Study of genetic variability among intra-specific genotypes of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal.)

Authors: H. PUNETHA, ALOK K. GUPTA, A.K. GAUR, ARVIND SHUKLA, D.P. MISHRA

Abstract: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an important medicinal plant and its medicinal properties have been attributed to various classes of withanolide compounds. Genetic divergence of 35 selection lines and one released variety (WS-20) of Ashwagandha for 9 characters were assessed by using Mahalanobis’s D2 statistic. The genotypes were grouped into 6 clusters. Based on inter cluster distance, maxi ...

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Evaluation of culturable diversity – not to be restricted by the use of a single medium

Authors: SHEFALI BISHT, RASHMI SRIVASTAVA, A.K. SHARMA x

Abstract: Cultural diversity of environment sample is dependent on the isolation procedures. This procedure employs the use of medium which may influence the recovery of the strains and thus the diversity described thereof. In this study, we used six media and compared their plating efficiency to evaluate their skills in showing the total counts and morphotypic difference. Total viable counts of residing cu ...

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A new species of the genus Eusemion Dahlbom (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from India

Authors: M.A. KHAN, MEEN AGNIHOTRI

Abstract: A new species of the encyrtid genus Eusemion Dahlbom E. ceroplasticum (Hymenoptera : Encyrtidae) parasitizing Ceroplastes actiniforms Green on Mangifera indica is described. ...

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Pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. to brown plant hopper (Nilaparvata lugens (Stal.))

Authors: Meena agnihotri

Abstract: Single spray of B. bassiana at the first instar nymph stage was able to carry its infection up to third instar nymph of Brown Plant Hopper (BPH). Nymphs of BPH were found more susceptible than adults. Feeding capacity and fecundity of female BPH was also reduced after getting infection with B. bassiana. ...

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Studies on the promising biocontrol agents of Spilarctia oblique Walker-a major pest of soybean

Authors: MEENA AGNIHOTRI, M.A. KHAN

Abstract: Biology and parasitization of four major parasitoids viz., Cotesia obliquae, cotesia sp., Meteorus sp., Goniophthalmus halli of Spilarctia oblique have been studied. C. oblique was the predominant parasitoid of S. obliqua during kharif season. During rabi season Spilarctia oblique was found to be parasitized by Cotesia sp., Meteorus sp. Goniophthalmus halli besides Cotesia obliquae. ...

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Toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides (Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam) against Italian honey bee Apis mellifera L.

Authors: SEEMA SINGH THAKUR, A.K. KARNATAK

Abstract: Studies were carried out to evaluate the effect of different exposure period on the toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides, Imidacloprid 17.8 SL and Thiamethoxam 25 WG against Italian honey bee Apis mellifera L. The bees were exposed to the experimental insecticides for 3 different exposure period viz. 10 min, 30 min, 60 min. thereafter, they were transferred to sterilized glass jars and mortality ...

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Evaluating agronomic and yield traits of wheat for its suibability under agroforestry system

Authors: ANIL KUMAR, SALIL K. TEWARI, J.P. JAISWAL

Abstract: Keeping in view the importance of intercropping in agroforestry correlation coefficients and path-coefficients were worked out in wheat under agroforestry system to determine the relative importance of different yield components. Grain yield was significantly and positively correlated with flag leaf area, 100-grain weight and number of effective tillers per plant. Path coefficient analysis reveale ...

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Path analysis in forge sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)

Authors: P.K. PANDEY, RAMESHWAR SINGH, P.K. SHROTRIA

Abstract: Forty-four genotypes of sorghum were evaluated with the studies on correlation and path-coefficient carried out for different yield component characters. Genotypic correlation coefficients were generally higher than phenotypic correlation coefficients. Green fodder yield showed significant and positive correlation with pant height, number of intact leaves, rate of dry matter accumulation and dry f ...

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Rooting and sprouting behavior of stem cutting of Bougaivillea cultivars in relation to IBA and planting time

Authors: SATISH CHAND, K.K. MISRA, S.S.RAWAT

Abstract: An experiment was laid out in split-split plot design at Garden Section of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to assess the effect of planting time and IBA on regeneration of stem cuttings in Bougainvillea cultivars. Hardwood stem cuttings of Dr. Rao and Thima cvs of Bougainvillea were planted in polyethylene bags on January 15, January 30, February 15 and March 1 during ...

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Effect of arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi, doses of phosphorus and their interactions on root colonization, plant growth and nutrient uptake by wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Authors: A.K. CHAUBEY, H.P. SINGH

Abstract: A greenhouse study was undertaken to find out response of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, phosphorus doses and their interaction on plant height, root colonization, dry weight of root and shoot and concentration and uptake of N, P and k by shoot of wheat at 80 DAS. Inoculation with Glomum ACP 1 (M1), Scutellospora ACP 2 (M2) and Gigaspora ACP2 (M3) significantly increased the root colonization, regi ...

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Impact of paper mill effluent on germination and growth behavior of some field crops

Authors: A.P.SINGH, ROOM SINGH, PRATIBHA SAHAI

Abstract: To assess the effect of various concentrations of paper mill effluent irrigation on the germination and growth behavior of moong, mustard and maize crops, a pot experiment was conducted in Beni silty clay loam and Patharchatta sandy loam series soils of Pantnagar. The pH of effluent was only slightly alkaline, EC was considerably high but the SAR was low. The effluent also had considerable amounts ...

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Heterosis for yield and its contributing traits in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

Authors: ALKA VERMA, Y.V.SINGH

Abstract: Twenty-eight F1 crosses of the brinjal developed by diallel crossing among eight parents excluding reciprocals were studied to work out the extent of heterosis for fruit yield and its contributing traits during autumn winter season, 2002-03. Appreciable heterosis was found over mid, better and standard parents for all the traits studied in desirable direction. The topmost performers for yield and ...

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Effect of sulphur, zinc, boron and gibberellic acid on yield and seed meal quality on Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.)

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

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during rabi season 2002-03 and 2003-04 at Crop Research Centre, G.B.P.U.A. & T., Pantnagar, U.S. Nagar to study the effect of sulphur, zinc, boron alone and in combination with gibberellic acid on yield and seed meal quality of Brassica juncea (variety Kranti). Successive application of supplementary ingredients such as sulphur @ 40 kg. S/ha, zinc @ 5 kg Zn/ha ...

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Effect of organic farming practices on pea

Authors: CHANDRA BHUSHAN, ANIL KUMAR, RASHMI SRIVASTAVA, A.K. SHARMA

Abstract: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and pseudomonads are known to improve the nutrient status of soil and also to influence the yield. Use of Vermicompost is an increasing practice to support the crop under organic farming practices. Some organic manure is also available in market. The present investigation was therefore undertaken to see the effect of the biofertilizers in combination with Vermicompost ...

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Effect of zinc sulphate and farm yard manure application on nutrient yield, composition and nylon bag digestibility of oat (Avena sativa) in Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: R.S. JAISWAL, Y.P. JOSHI

Abstract: The experiment involving different treatment combinations of nitrogen and zinc sulphate with farm yard manure on oat crop was conducted during rabi season of 2001-02 to study the effect on yields, composition and nylon bag dry matter digestibility. Maximum green forage and dry matter yield was recorded in 100 per cent recommended dose of nitrogen through urea + 20 kg ZnSo4/ ha (T2) at first cut, a ...

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Comparative studies on various cut-up parts and processing losses in crossbred chickens under backyard poultry rearing

Authors: C.S.GUPTA, ASHOK KUMAR, R.ARYA, A.K. GHOSH, JYOTI PALOD, M. PATEL

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to assess the carcass quality parameters of crossbred chickens viz. kadaknath (K) x Brown Cornish (BC), Aseel (A) x BC, A x Rhode Island Red (RIR) and K x RIR under backyard poultry rearing. For this study, five birds from each genetic group were slaughtered at twenty weeks of age. The birds were bled and weighed to determine blood, skin and feather, head, shank and abd ...

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Phenotypic correlation of body weight and conformation traits in crossbred chicken

Authors: A. MONDAL, M. PATEL, A. KUMAR, A.K. GHOSH, B.SINGH

Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken on 767 birds of different groups viz. Aseel x Rhode Island Red, Kadaknath x Brown Cornish, Rhode Island Red x Aseel and Brown Cornish x Kadaknath maintained at Instructional Poultry Farm (IPF), G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to establish the relationship between body weights at different stages and conformation traits in cross ...

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Effect of flumethrin pour-on against Boophilus microplus on cattle different management systems

Authors: STUTI VATSYA, R.R. KUMAR, C.L. YADAV

Abstract: A trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of 1 per cent flumethrin in pour-on (@ 1ml/10 kg body weight) against natural Boophilus microplus infestation in 65 cattle maintained under intensive management system and natural field conditions. Efficacy of the drug was calculated by counting the number of ticks before treatment and on 1, 2, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 45, 55 and 65 days post treatment (DPT ...

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Backyard poultry rearing in Garhwal Himalayas by rural women: an economic analysis

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

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Comparative growth and performance of poultry crosses reared in Garhwal Himalayas

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

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Fuel ethanol – prospects and problems

Authors: K.KUNDU, T.K. BHATTACHARYA, O.P. CHATURVEDI

Abstract: Energy has been the indispensable and essential requisite for economic development of any society. The rapid growth in oil consumption throughout the world due to robust GDP growth, rapid industrialization, and substantial increase in vehicular population has drawn interest towards the exploration of alternate fuels. A large quantity of crude oil is being imported to meet the ever increasing deman ...

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Physical properties of agrobased textile fibre: Murva (Sansevieria trifaciata)

Authors: ALKA GOEL, ANITA NISHKAM, ASAPNA GAUTAM

Abstract: Indian has a rich heritage of natural plant material due to wide range of climatic variation. Murva plant fibres are one of such heritage. Today the charm of synthetics is fading; green cotton, eco-friendly products and pure natural textile materials are in demand. Murva fibres are obtained from the leaves of the plant Sansevieria trifaciata. The fibres of Murva are hard with silky look. Murva fib ...

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Evaluation of sensory quality and storage stability of biscuits made from barley, soybean and wheat

Authors: PRACHI SAXENA, PRATIMA AWASTHI

Abstract: Biscuits were made form flour mixes of barley, soybean and wheat in three different proportions i.e. mix I (25:25:50), mix II (30:30:40) and mix III (40:40:20). The products were analysed for sensory quality. For storage stability they were analyzed for sensory attributes at 0, 15, 30, and 45 days. Moisture and free fatty acids were also analysed. The results revealed that results revealed that pr ...

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Evaluation of physic-chemical and nutritional characteristics of some rice varieties of Uttaranchal

Authors: ALKA CHAUDHARY, PRACHI SAXENA, P.AWASTHI, P.SHUKLA

Abstract: Fourteen rice varieties grown in Uttaranchal were evaluated for their nutritional and physicochemical characteristics. The physic-chemical characteristics namely 1000 kernel weight was between 12.45-20.79g, kwernel elongation between 1.2-2.0 cm, alkali spread value 1-3 score, gel consistency varied from hard to soft gel, water uptake ranged from 0.79-3.45 ml/g and amylase content ranged from 20.45 ...

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