List of Papers Published in Volume 5 Issue 1


Efficacy of different herbicides alone and with follow up application of 2,4-D with regard to weeds and yield of zero tillage direct seeded rice

Authors: V.PRATAP SINGH, G. SINGH, P.C. PANDEY, R.K. SINGH, V.C. DHYANI, S.P.SINGH, G.SHARMA, A.KUMAR,M.K.SINGH

Abstract: Fimbristylis millacen was most dominant weed in zero tilled condition with average contribution of 55.3 per cent at 60 days stage. Higher dry weight was observed during the second year of experiment. Anilofos 0.4 kg ha-1 as early post emergence applications followed by 2,4-D at 0.5 kg ha-1 reduced density and total dry weight of weeds at 60 days stage resulting in highest weed control efficiency ...

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Efficacy of different herbicides alone and with follow up application of 2,4-D with regard to weeds and yield of zero tillage direct seeded rice

Authors: V.PRATAP SINGH, G. SINGH, P.C. PANDEY, R.K. SINGH, V.C. DHYANI, S.P.SINGH, G.SHARMA, A.KUMAR,M.K.SINGH

Abstract: Fimbristylis millacen was most dominant weed in zero tilled condition with average contribution of 55.3 per cent at 60 days stage. Higher dry weight was observed during the second year of experiment. Anilofos 0.4 kg ha-1 as early post emergence applications followed by 2,4-D at 0.5 kg ha-1 reduced density and total dry weight of weeds at 60 days stage resulting in highest weed control efficiency ...

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Influence of late planting on physiological parameters in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties

Authors: NEETA TRIPATHI, R.S.VERMA

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An efficient protocol for regeneration in Indian mustard Brassica juncea (L.) Czern and Coss

Authors: SEEMA K.SINGH, D.P. MISHRA, PANKAJ K. JOSHI, S.C. SAXENA, SANDEEP ARORA

Abstract: An efficient protocol for pant regeneration from hypocotyls explants has been developed in two Brassica juncen cultivars, namely Pusa Jai Kisan and Varuna. The two cultivars are among the top ten cultivars used in India. Different combination of NAA and BAP were used to obtain optimal regeneration response. The cultivars showed a varied shoot regeneration response. Regeneration frequency was slig ...

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Screening of pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.) varieties and strains for sweet making

Authors: R.N. KEWAT, R.P. SINGH, A.B. ABIDI

Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken with a view to screen the pointed gourd fruits for the preparation of sweets on the bassis of physical and biochemical observation. Sixteen varieties/strains of pointed gourd viz., FP-4, FP-118, FP-152, FP-206, FP-207, FP-216, FP-229, FP-260, FP-270, FP-304, FP-305, FP-306, FP-307, FP-308, FP-313 and FP-316 were used as experimental material and analyzed fo ...

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Biology of litchi bug, Tessaratoma javanica Thunberg (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on litchi

Authors: HITENDRA KUMAR, GAJENDRA SINGH

Abstract: A detailed study on biology of the litchi bug, Tessaratoma javanica Thunberg was undertaken. Inset laid globular and off pink eggs, mostly in bunch of fourteen on lower surface of leaves. The insect passed through five instars, which were sub rectangular and dark brick red except first instar, which was nearly subrectangular. Newly emerged adult was dirty white and soft bodies insect but colour ch ...

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Ecological studies on Choreodocus illustris Walker (Orthoptera: Acrididae) with special reference to suspected gregariousness in hoppers

Authors: TARIQAHMAD, RASHID MUMTAZ, SUNEEL KUMAR, R.P. MAURYA, M.A. KHAN

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Effect of carbamate insecticide, Carbosulfan on the foraging behavior of Apis mellifera L. foragers

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

Abstract: Investigations were done to observe the effect of a carbamate insecticide, carbosulfan on the foraging activity of Apis mellifera L. The experiment consisted of two sets. In the first set bees were allowed to came in direct contact of insecticide treated surface while in the second set a wire net was kept over the treated surface so that only odour repelled the bees. Carbosulfan was found to repe ...

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Impact of commonly used pesticides on the population of beneficial soil inhabitants (enchytraeids) and yield in rice crop ecosystem

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

Abstract: A study was conducted during Kharif season to observe the effect of some common pesticides and their combinations in rice ecosystem on the enchytracid population and consequently on yield of rice crop. Samples from soil were collected before and after 24 hours of the pesticide application during transplanting, 30 days after transplanting (DAT), panicle initiation stage and harvesting stage of the ...

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Influence of day hours, temperature and relative humidity on bee-visitation in calendula, Calendula officinalis L. and justicia, Justicia gendarussa L.

Authors: SEEMA SINGH THAKUR, SUDHA KANAUJIA, D.C. KARNATAK

Abstract: Studies were undertaken to observe the influence of day hours, temperature and relative humidity on bee-visitation in calendula, Calendula officinalis L. and justicia, Justicia gendarussa L. The number of Apis species was counted for 3 minutes on randomly selected flowers/panicles from 09:00 to 17:00 at hourly interval. Temperature and relative humidity were simultaneously noted down on 2002 Apis ...

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Line X Tester analysis over planting dates for seed yield and its component traits in low erucic lines of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czern & Coss)

Authors: SATENDRA SINGH, J.N. SACHAN

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Screening of NILs and inheritance of resistance to bacterial blight in rice, Oryza sativa (L.)

Authors: B.SHARMA, M.P. PANDEY

Abstract: Screening of 80 lines comprising elite breeding lines, landraces, cultivars, wild species and some near-isogenic lines for bacterial blight resistance against four isolates viz., Dx020 (DRR1), Dx 0025 (CHN-A2), Dx001 (PNT-A) and Dx002 (FZB) in screen house under epiphytotic conditions at DRR, Hyderabad indicated eight lines with resistant reaction against at least two isolates including PNT-A (Pan ...

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Selection criteria for improvement of grain yield in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)

Authors: B. SHARMA, B.V. SINGH, KAMENDRA SINGH, PUSHPENDRA, M.K. GUPTA

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Canopy management by pruning under varying spacing-cum-planting systems in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)

Authors: MAHESH KUMAR, R.L. LAL

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out during the year 2004-06 to observe the effect of pruning under varying spacing-cum-planting densities in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.). the trees of cv. Rose Scented of uniform vigour and size were randomly selected for the present study. Pruning of overlapping, over crowded, dead and diseased branches in different planting systems namely square, cluster ...

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Efficacy of NPK management through fertigation on growth characteristics of apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) plant

Authors: B.P. SINGH, D.C. DIMRI, S.C. SINGH

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out during the year 2004-05 at experiment Block of Department of Horticulture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The NPK fertilizers were applied through fertigation as well as soil application in five treatment combinations to test various attributes of 3-yr-old spur type apple cv. Red C ...

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Effect of Azotobacter and organic manures on post harvest characteristics of tuberose (Polianthes tuberose L.) cv. Double

Authors: RANJAN SRIVASTAVA, VIZENDER SINGH VISHEN, SATISH CHAND

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Effect of preharvest foliar spray of micronutrients on chemical properties of mango fruit cv. Langra

Authors: RASHMI PANWAR, C.P. SINGH

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of preharvest foliar spray of micronutrients on chemical attributes of mango cv. Langra. It was found that combined application of boron, zinc, iron and copper increased the total soluble solids, total sugar, β-carotene and vitamin A content while decreased the total titrable acidity of fruits. ...

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Bioeffecacy of fungicides and sensitivity of the isolates of Phomopsis vexans

Authors: JAMEEL AKHTAR

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Systemic resistance induction against alternaria leaf blight through avirulent strain of Alternaria brassicea in mustard

Authors: VISHWANATH, VINEETA

Abstract: Alternaria leaf blight caused by Alternaria brassicea (Berk.) Sacc., is one of the most important diseases of the rapeseed-mustard crop. The present study deals with induced resistance in mustard using avirulent isolate of A. brassicae against the two other virulent isolates of the same pathogen. The full leaf was pre inoculated with Alternaria alternata and challenge inoculated with Alternaria br ...

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Availability of NPKS in some Inceptisols and Mollisols as related with soil characteristics

Authors: PEEYUSH MISHRA, S.K. SINGH, P.C. SROVASTAVA, SOBARAN SINGH

Abstract: Distribution of available N, P, K and S in soils was studied in relation to soil properties. Results showed that soil pH ranged from 5.61 to 8.28, EC 0.18 to 2.08 dsm-1 CaCo3 0.20 to 0.80 %, CEC 8.03 to 21.80 c mol (p+) kg-1 and organic carbon 0.39 to 1.65 %. Available N, P, and S contents ranged from 84 to 438, 21 to 113, 102 to 210 and 19 to 113 kg ha-1, respectively. Maximum concentration was r ...

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Economics of fertilizer use under continuous rice-wheat cropping in a Mollisol

Authors: ROOM SINGH, NAND RAM, PEEYUSH MISHRA

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to compute the economics of using fertilizers and manure under continuous rice-wheat cropping for over 3-decades on an Aquic Hapludoll. Various fertilizer and manurial treatments substantially increased the yields of both crops with successive increase in the levels of NPK along with Zn. Application of 100 % NPK with FYM produced the highest yields as well maximum ...

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Response to potassium fractions and their relationship with physic-chemical properties under different nutrient management systems in long-term fertilizer experiment on a Mollisol

Authors: CHANDER PAL, H.N. SINGH, S. RAM, NAND RAM

Abstract: The present study was undertaken during 1998-99 in a long term fertilizer experiment on a Mollisol to evaluate the effect of continuous cropping system and fertilizers applications on potassium fractions and physico-chemical properties of soil. The obtained results indicate that chemical fertilizers application (N, P and K) and intensive cropping had negative effect on soil pH and CaCO3 and positi ...

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Studies on effect of moisture and thermal regimes on mineralization of organic carbon in Mollisol

Authors: MINA AGARWAL, VINEETA MISHRA

Abstract: A laboratory experiment was conducted to study the effect of moisture and thermal regimes on mineralization of organic carbon with eight treatments viz., control, starter nitrogen, wheat straw, FYM, wheat straw +N, FYM+N, rice straw and rice straw + N, three replications of each treatment, Rice straw, wheat straw and FYM are applied at the rate of 5 to/ha, 5 t /ha respectively with or without star ...

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Vertical distribution of DTPA-extractable Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe in some soils of Tarai and Rohilkhand plains in relation to soil properties

Authors: PEEYUSH MISHRA, S.K. SINGH, P.C. SRIVASTAVA, SOBARAN SINGH

Abstract: Depthwise distribution of available Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe in soil extracted by DTPA was studied in relation to some physical and chemical properties. Results showed that soil pH ranged from 6.42 to 8.02, EC 0.31 to 0.59 dSm-1, CaCo3 0.40 to 0.86 per cent, CEC 8.09 to 18.20 c mol(P+) kg-1 and organic carbon 0.26 to 1.32 per cent. the DTPA-extractable Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe contents ranged from 0.18 to 2.08, ...

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Assessment of potato genotypes for quality traits under tarai conditions of Uttarakhand

Authors: SHASHI KAMAL, N.P. SINGH

Abstract: The quality performance of twenty-five genotypes was evaluated over a period to two years. The pooled data for various traits indicated that tuber of MS/91-1326 exhibited maximum tuber protein and nitrogen content (1.91 and 304.67 mg/100 fresh wt., respectively); dry matter and potassium content by Kufri Chipsona-2 (23.54% and 270.17 mg/100 fresh wt., respectively). The maximal value for specific ...

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Correlation analysis for seed yield in French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

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

Abstract: Simple correlation coefficient was calculated for seven characters in four hundred and forty one exotic genotypes of french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) during January-March 2004. Seed yield per plant showed positive and significant correlation with number of pods per plant, pod length and 100-seed weight. However, number of pods per plant exhibited positive and significant correlations with pod l ...

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Effect of nutrition and irrigation on soil properties and yield of potato on a Mollisols in tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: T.N. MONDAL, H.S. MISHRA, N.P.SINGH

Abstract: Field experiments were conducted during winter season of 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 to study the effect of nutrition and irrigation on soil properties and yield of potato. Irrigation given at 30 and 50 days after planting (DAP) and application of N200,P100 K100 Cu20 Mn20 Zn25 B5 kg ha-1 significantly increased the yield of potato. Effect of nutrition and irrigation treatments on pH, EC and organic ca ...

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Hybrid vs pureline breeding in bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Mol) Stand]

Authors: MEGHA UPADHYAY, HARI RAM

Abstract: Ten purelines and ten F1 hybrids of bottle gourd were evaluated at Vegetable Research Center, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant. Standard heterosis (%) was worked out using Pusa Naveen as check. It was found that one of the hybrids showed significant negative heterosis for flowering characters. For fruit length, in kharif PBOG 113 X Pusa naveen (26.7%) showed significant pos ...

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Live stock status and opportunities in western Orissa-A case study

Authors: P.K. MALLICK, A.K. GHOSH

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A note on the efficacy of combined anthelmintics against natural Ancylostoma caninum infection in dog.

Authors: RAJEEV RANJAN KUMAR, STUTI VATSYA, C.L. YADAV, RAJAT GARG

Abstract: A trial was conducted to evaluated the efficacy of three combined anthelmintics in eighteen dogs naturally infected with Ancylostoma caninum. They were divided into three groups (G-I, G-II and G-III) of 6 animals each and were administered with Cestal Plus (containing Praziquantel 50 mg, Pyrantel pamoate 144 mg and fenbendazole 200 mg) in G-I, Prazivet (consisting of Praziquantel 50 mg, Pyrantel e ...

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Work performance of tractor-implement system and fuel economy in different soil conditions

Authors: S.K. GOYAL

Abstract: The experiments were conducted to evaluate tractor-implement system performance with disc harrow and cultivator in sandy loam soil. Three soil cover conditions viz. unploughed soil, stubble soil and tilled irrigated soil surfaces were taken to determine the better performance of tractor-implement system and fuel economy. Three tractors were used of 41, 26 and 22.5 kW, at three speed control setti ...

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Effect of environment and work conditions on physiological parameters of draught buffaloes

Authors: S.C. SHARMA, M.P. SINGH, JAYANT SINGH, S.K. RASTOGI

Abstract: He-buffalo is the classic work animal of Asia, and it is an integral part of the continent’s traditional village farming structure. In India he-buffalo is one of the economically important and dominant draught animals for the rural farms. Experiments have been conducted to determine physiological responses under controlled condition with treadmill. During experiment, it was observed that respira ...

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Musculo-skeletal and health problems of workers in a leather shoe manufacturing unit

Authors: POONAM SINGH, RANJANA CHAURASIA

Abstract: Musculo-skeletal and health problems of 100 workers engaged in moulding and stitching activities, in a shoe manufacturing unit, were studied using survey, observation and body map technique. Majority of the moulding workers reported severe pain in eyes, neck, shoulder joint, upper arm, lower arm and ankle/feet, whereas majority of stitching workers reported severe pain in eyes, neck shoulder joint ...

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Sensory and nutritional evaluation of high fibre sprouted oat chapatti

Authors: BINDU RANA, PUSHPA SHUKLA, REETA DWIVEDI

Abstract: Oat contains soluble dietary fibre. It is easy to sprout which increases nutritive value. The present study was based on development of high fibre sprouted oat flour and incorporation of sprouted oat flour in chapatti at different levels. Nutritional and sensory qualities of developed chapatti were evaluated. The nutritional analysis of chapatti revealed that soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and pro ...

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Socio-economic status of rural households in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI, SUNITA RANI

Abstract: A study was undertaken in two adjoining districts i.e. U.S. Nagar and Nainital to know the socio economic status of rural families. Out of these two districts one village was selected from hill areas and four villages were from plain. The results showed that majority of the houses were pucca and more that 50 per cent families belonged to upper caste. Main occupation of the families was agriculture ...

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