List of Papers Published in Volume 5 Issue 2


An economic analysis of sugarcane based cropping system in eastern plain of Uttar Pradesh

Authors: JITENDRA SINGH, H.K. SAXENA, G. P. SINGH

Abstract: The present study was conducted in Faizabad district of U.P., during the year 2000-01, which revealed that the average size of holding was about 3.06 ha in the out-side area as compared to 2.73 ha in the command area of sugar factories. The cropping pattern in the out-side area was similar to that in the command area with a slight variation in Zaid season where maize replaced urad. The costs and r ...

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Economics of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon fluxuosus) cultivation, value addition and its financial feasibility in the state of Uttarakhand

Authors: RASHI MITTAL, S.P. SINGH

Abstract: The present study aims at examining the economics of cultivation of Lemongrass and its value added product and to study its financial feasibility. The study revealed that the per hectare cost of cultivation of Lemongrass was Rs. 75742 during first year and Rs. 29957, Rs. 30794, Rs, 32336 and Rs. 33170 in II, III, IV and IV year respectively. It indicates that the crop is highly capital intensive. ...

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Value addition processes and constraints in house hold production of bamboo products

Authors: MANAS D. S.P. SINGH

Abstract: Kerala is a major diversity center of bamboo having 25 species spread over 57,000 hectares of area and about three lakh people depend on bamboo for their livelihood. The various value added products in the household production are baskets, winnowers, mats, stool etc. and their weaving is a traditional occupation of certain schedule caste and tribes. The study revealed that from an average sized ba ...

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Effect of integrated nutrient management practices on rice (Oryza saliva L.) in a Mollisol

Authors: YESH PAL, R.P. SINGH, N.L. SHARMA, R.S. SACHAN

Abstract: Field experiment was conducted during Kharif season of 2002 and 2003 to study the response of rice to INM practices in Mollisol. The yield attributes and yield in rice were studied with application of FYM @ 5 and 10 t ha-1, paper mill Bagasse @ 5 and 10 t ha-1 and inoculation with Blue green algae @ 10 kg ha-1 in a field experiment on a Typic Hapludolls. Application of FYM, Bagasse and BGA along w ...

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Effect of integrated nutrient management practices on yield, N, P, K uptake and economics of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in a Mollisol

Authors: YESH PAL, R.P. SINGH, N.L. SHARMA, R.S. SACHAN

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during Kharif seasons of 2002-03 and 2003-04 to study the effect of various combinations of organic, inorganic and biological sources on plant nutrient contents, total nutrient uptake, grain yield, economics of different treatments and cost benefit ratio in rice crop. Significantly higher contents of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (in both grain and straw), total nu ...

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Effect of planting techniques on the growth dynamics and root yield pattern of safed musli in Mollisol of Uttarakhand

Authors: SUNITA T. PANDEY, L.D. BIST, RAJESH KUMAR, SARNAM SINGH

Abstract: Planting methods affected the number, length and root yield of safed musli significantly. Maximum number of finger (10.10), length of finger (8.88 cm) and maximum yield (13.41 g/plant) was observed in the raised bed (60 cms) method of planting at 270 DAP, however, increase in root diameter remains non-significant in all the methods. Yield under various methods varied significantly and ranged from ...

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Evaluation of different methods of establishment in wheat (Triticum aestivum) after different methods of rice (Oryza sativa) establishment

Authors: SHAILENDRA SINGH, GOVINDRA SINGH

Abstract: Zero tilled wheat (ZTW) had definite advantage (10-15 days) of early crop establishment resulting into higher yield (2.5%) than conventionally tilled wheat (CTW) after direct seeded rice (DSR) because of its early maturity, which facilitated timely planting of wheat. It also saved water during first irrigation (ZTW-322560 liters ha-1 as compared to CTW-381120 liters ha-1), due to reduced infiltrat ...

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Impact of various nutritional packages on seed and oil yield of European dill (Anethum graveolens) in subtropical belt of Uttarakhand

Authors: SUNITA T. PANDEY, L.D. BISHT, A. K. GAUR, RAJESH KUMAR, SARNAM SINGH, KISHOR CHILANA

Abstract: Investigation was carried out to standardize the nutritional package for getting maximum seed/oil yield of European dill in split plot design with three planting distances (30, 45 and 60 cm) as main plot treatments and eight treatments of different organic and inorganic sources of nutrients and their combinations as sub plot treatments with four replications. Plant height, number of branches/plant ...

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Development of cartap hydrochloride tolerant strain of egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis Ishii through artificial selection

Authors: RAVI PRAKASH MAURYA, M.A. KHAN

Abstract: Development of cartap hydrochloride tolerant strain of Trichogramma chilonis was conducted in Biocontrol Laboratory, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. For the cartap hydrochloride tolerance, superior native strain of T. chilonis was subjected to selection pressure. Laboratory selection was started from the 1/10th of field recommended dose and ended with 1/4th of field ...

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Field efficacy of some insecticides and Bt against Helicoverpa armigera on chickpea

Authors: RUCHIRA TIWARI, V.K. SEHGAL

Abstract: The field efficacy of insecticides (endosulfan, monocrotophos, cypermethrin, deltamethrin and fenvalerate) individually and in combination with Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (Bt) Berliner was evaluated on Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in chickpea under field conditions during 1998-99 and 1999-2000 rabi crop seasons. The chickpea crop was sprayed twice in both the years with the respective in ...

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Fumigant action of different volatile chemicals used as grain protectants against pulse beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis L.) in increasing storability of pigeon pea

Authors: MANISHA ARORA, PRAMOD MALL, SUDHA KANAUJIA

Abstract: Studies were carried out to evaluate the efficacy of six volatile fumigants viz., Benzene, chloroform, ethanol, methanol, acetic acid, acetone 10, 5, 1 and 0.1 ml of each chemical per 100 gram grain. Cotton was soaked with chemicals separately and used as protectants in pigeon pea against pulse beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis L.). Mortality in the adult insects was recorded after 24 hrs. Out of a ...

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Characterization of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] genotypes using protein markers

Authors: S.K. MADHESHIA, I.D. PANDEY, S.C. MANI, G.C. BAJPAI

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Evaluation of NILs and pyramiding bacterial leaf blight and blast resistance genes into an elite cultivar of indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) through marker assisted selection

Authors: ARTI SINGH, M.P. PANDEY

Abstract: NILs were screened for bacterial leaf blight (BB) (Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae) and blast (BL) (Pyricularia oryzae) diseases of rice. The results revealed NILs, IRBB-52 and C101A51 to be good donors in the gene pyramiding programme. The banding pattern of parental lines and BC1F2 progenies of cross IRBB52/C101 A51//Pant Sugandh Dhan-17 after PCR amplification with STS primers revealed the homozyg ...

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Genetic divergence over environments in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]

Authors: ASHISH NARAYAN, P.K. SHROTRIA

Abstract: Twenty-four sorghum genotypes were studied in three environments, viz., early sowing (E1), timely sowing (E2) and late sowing (E3), to know the influence of Genotype × Environment (G × E) interaction over genetic diversity. Considerable genetic diversity was recorded in the material. The environment influenced clustering pattern of the genotypes. The mean values for different traits varied from ...

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Inheritance of flower colour in Brassica rapa var. yellow sarson

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

Abstract: Short communication ...

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Phenotypic stability for yield and other characters in quality protein maize (Zea mays L.)

Authors: ASHISH NARAYAN, SITAR SINGH VERMA

Abstract: The main objective of any maize breeding programme is to develop high yielding varieties/hybrids with better degree of stability over a wide range of environments. A set of ten quality protein maize (QPM) parental lines with their forty-five single crosses and two standard checks were evaluated in three different environments, viz., Pantnagar (E1), Gorakhpur (E2) and Kashipur (E3) in order to exam ...

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PRQ 2005-1 (INGR No. 06013) as a source of low erucic acid with yellow seed in Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern & Coss]

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

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Variability and association analysis for yield and quality traits in wheat

Authors: PAYAL SAXENA, R.S. RAWAT, J.S. VERMA, B.K. MEENA

Abstract: Analysis of variance revealed highly significant genetic differences among the genotypes for all the characters under study. The GCV, PCV were estimated as high in comparison to ECV, which indicated that variability was influenced by the environment. High heritability (>75%) was estimated for biological yield per plant, grain yield per plant, harvest index, plant height, number of grains per ea ...

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Varietal variation in vegetative growth, leaf senescence and pollen behaviour among spur and colour mutant cultivars of apple (Malus domestica Borkh.)

Authors: PANKAJ KUMAR, D.C. DIMRI, ANITA PETWAL

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Evaluation of litchi cultivars under Tarai conditions of Uttarakhand

Authors: ANUBHA RANI, R.L. LAL, PAVAN SHUKLA

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out at Horticulture Research Centre, Patharchatta, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar during the year 2004-05 to find out suitable cultivars of litchi on the basis of yield and quality attributes. Ten cultivars of litchi were taken to conduct the experiment. Sex ratio was observed highest in Maharaj Singh Pasand (3.54). Fruit crac ...

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Evaluation of host preference of Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) among pulses grown in Uttarakhand hills

Authors: J.P. PURWAR, ANJULI AGRAWAL, VISHWANATH

Abstract: Of the six pulses like soybean, pigeonpea, blackgram, horsegram, rajmah, cowpea, rice bean grown in Uttarakhand hills, blackgram (Vigna mungo) was found to be the best preferred host of tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura (Fab.), followed by cowpea (Vigna sinensis) on the basis of preference index and consumed leaf area. Horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) was more preferred by S. litura than soy ...

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Effect of culture filterate of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn on germinated seedlings of soybean

Authors: ANJANA RAY, P. KUMAR

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Effect of INM on the growth, yield and nutrient uptake by wheat under Brahmi- Wheat cropping system

Authors: MENKA MEHRA, SOBARAN SINGH

Abstract: Field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2003-04 at Pantnagar on sandy loam soil to study the effect of INM on the growth, yield and nutrient uptake by wheat under Brahmi-Wheat cropping system. Integrated nutrient management involving the combination of FYM, green manure, crop residue and biofertilizer (Azotobacter) with inorganic sources resulted in highest plant height (98 cm), no of ...

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Response of long term use of NPK fertilizers and manure to P-fractions, soil properties and their relationship to yields of rice in rice-wheat-cowpea cropping system on a Mollisol of Tarai

Authors: D. KRISHNA, S. RAM, NAND RAM

Abstract: The study was undertaken with rice during 2002-03 in a long term fertilizer experiment, which is being carried out since 1971. The obtained results indicate that application of 100% recommended NPK fertilizers + FYM @ 15 t ha-1 produced maximum grain and straw (4.6 and 5.6 t ha-1) and nutrients uptake by rice and it was followed by 100%NPK+Zn. Whereas, continuous use of optimal and super optimal d ...

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Response of potato to irrigation and nutrition on a Mollisol under cool weather Tarai region of northern India

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 response of potato to irrigation and nutrition. The response of irrigation and nutrition on shoot number, leaf number, shoot length, tuber number hill-1 and tuber yield was found significant. Irrigation given at 30 and 50 days after planting (DAP) along with application of N200 P100 K100 Cu20 Mn20 Zn25 B5 ...

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Correlation and path analysis of yield determinants in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) hybrids

Authors: SHASHI KAMAL, RAJKUMAR, M. RAGHAV, Y. V. SINGH, N.P. SINGH

Abstract: The study on phenotypic and genotypic correlation and path coefficient analysis was conducted in twentyfive hybrids of potato during Rabi 2003-04 and 2004-05. Pooled analysis for the correlation coefficients among the various traits revealed that maximum and significantly positive genotypic and phenotypic correlation of tuber yield was recorded with average tuber weight and number of tubers per hi ...

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Estimation of genetic parameters for reproductive and productive traits of German Angora rabbits reared under temperate climatic conditions of Garhwal Himalayas

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

Abstract: The present study was conducted during 2002-2004 on 350 German Angora rabbits, maintained at rabbit research unit, G.B.P.U.A.&T., Hill campus, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal. Least squares means and heritability were computed to evaluate the performance of reproductive and productive traits of German Angora rabbits. The average litter size at birth, litter size at weaning, litter weight at birth, l ...

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Growth and performance studies of poultry crosses reared under temperate climate condition of Garhwal Himalayas

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

Abstract: Growth performance of two poultry crosses viz., RIR X CARI-BRO and Kadaknath X Delham Red were studied both in intensive and extensive system of poultry rearing under temperate climate conditions of high altitude (1200-2200 mt msl) of Garhwal Himalayas. The body weights of above crosses at 4 , 8 , 12 , 16 and 20 wk of age, WSM and ASM were found to be 800.20 ± 10.33, 1485.45 ± 15.20, 2111.33 ± ...

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Water requirement of mango crop under drip irrigation in different mango growing belts of Uttarakhand

Authors: P. K. SINGH, K. K. SINGH and H. C. SHARMA

Abstract: Two representative stations namely Dehradun and Pantnagar, lying in two main mango-growing belts, were selected for the estimation of reference evapotranspiration under per-humid and moist sub-humid, agro-climatic regions of Uttarakhand. FAO Penman-Monteith model was used for the estimation of reference evapotranspiration on weekly meteorological data of ten years. The estimated reference evapotra ...

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Response of capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.) under cyclic irrigation in polyhouse condition

Authors: K. M. DHANDARE, K. K. SINGH, P. K. SINGH, M. P. SINGH, GONFA BAYISSA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at experimental field of Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering to study the response of cyclic irrigation on biometric and yield parameter of capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.) in environmental controlled and naturally ventilated polyhouse. The treatment consists of two irrigation levels (100 % of water requirement and 75 % of water requirement) and three cy ...

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Importance of Ergonomics at Household Level: A Participatory Approach

Authors: DEEPA VINAY, NIDHI CHAUDHARY

Abstract: It is beyond doubt that kitchen activities demand a high degree of physical effort, leading to fatigue. The major causative factors responsible for this are the static muscular effort and adopting unnatural postures, mainly resulting from bad design of kitchen layout. A standardization module in the form of flap book was developed for imparting training to housewives. Concept of ergonomics, ergono ...

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Postural profile and work stress in leather shoe industry workers engaged in moulding and stitching

Authors: POONAM SINGH, RANJANA CHAURASIA

Abstract: Postural profile and work stress of 100 workers engaged in moulding and stitching activities in a shoemanufacturing unit of Kanpur were studied using observation technique. Workers spent a total of 8 hours 30 minutes working in the factory. Average time spent by moulding and stitching workers in a neck and shoulder posture, tense due to work, was 3 hours 50 minutes and 3 hours 40 minutes, respecti ...

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To study the satisfaction derived by the inmates from different categories of houses of Pantnagar

Authors: SHEWANTI N. KASHYAP, P. SHARMA

Abstract: Housing providers appear to agree over the importance of accountability to tenants and users, and believe that they should adjust their strategies and day-to-day practices to take account of such measures of performance. However, there is less certainty or consensus over how to do this. The complexity of attitudes and the variety of factors involved make measuring housing satisfaction a difficult ...

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Working conditions and job satisfaction of leather shoe industry workers of Kanpur

Authors: POONAM SINGH, RANJANA CHAURASIA

Abstract: A study of a leather shoe manufacturing unit at Kanpur revealed that most of the moulding workers (48%) were employed on daily wages and stitching workers (64%) on contract, with 24 per cent, under both the trades, on permanent basis. Working days per month ranged between 22-27 for 64 per cent of moulding and 76 per cent of stitching workers followed by 19-22 for 30 and 24 per cent workers in resp ...

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