List of Papers Published in Volume 6 Issue 2


Agricultural credit flow in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand: status and prospects

Authors: A.N. SHUKLA, RUCHI RAWAT , S.K. TEWARI, P.P.DUBEY

Abstract: The role of credit is that of giving a push to the development process. In Indian perspective the economic development centres around its agricultural development which at present stage of economy is possible mainly through increased land productivity via adoption of improved agricultural technology and adequate infrastructural facilities. The findings show that flow of credit for infrastructural ...

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Impact of sugar factories on employment and income of sugarcane growers in district Faizabad of Uttar Pradesh

Authors: JITENDRA SINGH, S. P. SINGH

Abstract: The study aims to find out employment and income in agricultural vis-à-vis non-agricultural sector in district Faizabad of Uttar Pradesh. The data pertained to the agricultural year 2000-01. The study revealed that the generations of employment days were found increasing with the increase in the size of farm in both the area of sugar factories. Study shows that total employment was 980 man days/f ...

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Assessment of grain quality attributes of basmati rice produced by organic system

Authors: NEETA TRIPATHI, R. S. VERMA

Abstract: An experiment on basmati rice cv Pusa Basmati-1 was conducted during kharif 2004-2005 under different combinations of organic fertilization and plant protection measures to assess the effect of different treatments on grain quality parameters. Control with recommended cultural practices was also taken to compare with organic treatments. Green manure treatments exhibited high hulling and head rice ...

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Bio-efficacy of various herbicides against mixed weed flora in wheat

Authors: MANISH KUMAR SINGH, A.K. SINGH, T.N. SINGH, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during winter (rabi) season of 2003-04 and 2004-05 at Agronomy Research Farm to find out an effective herbicide to control mixed weed flora of wheat crop. Complete control of A.arvensis and P.minor was noticed under sulfosulfuron treatments (25 and 37 g/ha) where as density of P.hysterophorus and total weed were drastically reduced which reflected into lower weed d ...

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Effect of integrated nutrient management practices on yield, nutrient uptake and economics of mustard (Brassica juncea L.) grown in the rice-mustard cropping system

Authors: YESH PAL, R.P. SINGH, R.S.SACHAN, P. C. PANDEY

Abstract: A field experiment was carried out during 2002-03 and 2003-04 to assess the extent of reductions in yield due to application of inorganic fertilizers below the recommended level and also the benefits in yield due to integrated nutrient management in mustard (Brassica juncea L.) variety Kranti. The NPK levels applied were @ 100%, 75% and 50% of RF through inorganic fertilizers alone and in combinai ...

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Effect of different crop establishment methods on rice and implication of soil physical properties

Authors: SHAILENDRA SINGH, GOVINDRA SINGH

Abstract: The grain yield of rice, on an average, in all the three rice establishment methods was similar (5693, 5689 and 5684 kg ha-1 in DSR, WSR and TPR, respectively) when weeds were controlled using herbicide followed by two hand weedings. Variation in crop growth parameters were observed, with more number of panicle per unit area in WSR followed by DSR and TPR. The number of grains per panicle was high ...

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Morphometrical studies of pollen of vegetable crops

Authors: VIKASH KUMAR, PROMOD MALL

Abstract: Morphometrical study of pollen slide was conducted in Apiculture laboratory in the department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar during July 2004 to June 2005. Pollen slides were prepared from the flowers of various groups of vegetable crops/bee plants from Pantnagar and surrounding. Among all the prepared slides, it has been found ...

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Cloning of seed specific promoter of gamma-kafirin gene from sorghum

Authors: BRAJESH KUMAR SINGH, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: Seeds of sorghum variety M 35-1 (R-99) were taken for this study. This variety was selected on the basis of its high kafirin content as per the data available. The long-term goal of the present study is the production of transgenic sorghum, which has soft endosperm with HMW-gs gene of gluten protein of the wheat. This makes the sorghum flour more palatable for making roti and also increases the do ...

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Studies on ovule culture and the effect of growth regulators on in vitro fibre and embryo development in Gossypium arboreum and G. hirsutum

Authors: VIJAIPAL BHADANA, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: The response of two varieties each of Gossypium arboreum and G. hirsutum to ovule culture, in vitro fiber growth from immature ovules and the effect of growth regulators on in vitro fiber and embryo development was studied. More callus growth (7.04) from immature ovules was found in BD-5 in the medium having 1.0 mg/l IAA and 0.5 mg/l kinetin, whereas least (0.01) was recorded in LH-900. Hundred pe ...

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Effects of clove size and plant density on the bulb yield and yield components of Ethiopian garlic (Allium sativum L.)

Authors: FIKREYOHANNES GEDAMU, KEBEDE W/TSADIK, NIGUSSIE DECHASSA, AKHILESH TIWARI

Abstract: Clove size and planting density impacts on yield and yield components of garlic was investigated during 2004/2005 production year under rainfed condition at Gudalma Peasant Association in Awabel Woreda (District), Eastern Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia. Planting large and medium-sized clove at 5 cm between plant spacing and 20-30 cm row spacing gave the highest bulb yield. Highest bulb yield were obtained ...

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Effect of organic manure and mulching on growth, yield and quality of winter season crop of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Pant Prabhat

Authors: B. CHAKRABORTY, J.P. TIWARI, SHANT LAL, RAJKUMAR

Abstract: Field experiment was conducted to find out the effect of organic manure and mulching on growth characters, yield and quality of guava. Integration of organic manures with mulching showed good effect on crop. Combionation 15 kg compost + 6 kg soybean mulch/tree/year found best among all other treatments with highest yield 76.82 kg/tree. ...

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Effect of shoot pruning on yield and quality of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv. Rose scented

Authors: R.L. LAL, PAVAN SHUKLA

Abstract: The present study, consisting of six intensities of pruning viz. harvesting of fruits only (T1), cutting the bearing shoot at its origin (T2), cutting the bearing shoots 20 cm below the panicle (T3), 40 cm below the panicle (T4), 60 cm below the panicle (T5), and 80 cm below the panicle (T6) was conducted to find out the suitable level of shoot pruning for maximum yield of quality fruits on 16 yea ...

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In vitro multiplication of strawberry cv. Chandler

Authors: MEENAXI NEGI, C.P. SINGH and R.K. SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The investigation was conducted during the year 2005-2007 to standardize a protocol for production of strawberry plants. The establishment MS medium supplemented with BAP (0.5 mg/l) and kinetin (0.5 mg/l) was found best for culture survival (88.92%), earlier days to shoot emergence (9.81 days), shoot elongation (11.19 days) and number of shoots per explant (5.73). Different combinations of growth ...

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Detection of Alternaria solani causing early blight of tomato and its impact on seed health

Authors: RASHMI TEWARI, K.VISHNAVAT

Abstract: Productivity of tomato is reduced due to early blight which causes both qualitative and quantitative losses. Infected seeds transmit the disease to seedlings. Detection of the pathogen with standard blotter method revealed 7.6 and 4.6 per cent recovery of Alternaria solani in untreated and pretreated tomato seeds respectively. Per cent germination of seedling was reduced in the infected seeds. See ...

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Effect of different combinations of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on mineralization of organic carbon and nitrogen in Mollisol

Authors: MINA AGARWAL , A. K. AGNIHOTRI

Abstract: A laboratory experiment was conducted to study the effect of different combinations of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on mineralization of organic carbon and nitrogen 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 5t ...

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Effect of planting dates, irrigation schedules and nitrogen dozes on performance of scented rice (Oryza sativa l.)

Authors: MANISHA RANI, H. S. KUSHWAHA

Abstract: Basmati rice is a main crop of Uttarakhand in rainy season. Pusa sugandha -3 is a new variety which is recommended for Tarai area. A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2005 to know the most suitable transplanting date, irrigation schedule and fertilizer dozes to get high yield of the crop. The study showed that the second transplanting at 30th June with 120 kg N ha-1 and irriga ...

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Effect of period of waterlogging on the yield and nutrient uptake by maize (Zea mays L.)

Authors: U.S. SAVITA, CHANDRA SHEKHAR

Abstract: Effect of waterlogging durations on uptake of macro and micronutrients by maize was evaluated during kharif 2004 and 2005 season. The treatments consisted four durations of waterlogging (0, 3, 7 and 10 days) and four varieties (Tarun, Pragati, Gaurav and Navin). The waterlogging treatments was given at knee-high stage by keeping ± 5 cm continuous submergence for different durations under field co ...

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Heterosis for different quantitative traits in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

Authors: NEELIMA JOSHI, Y. V. SINGH, K. B. BHUSHAN

Abstract: Present investigation was carried out with 47 genotypes including 11 lines, 3 testers and 33 F1s of brinjal. Best heterotic combinations over standard check for various characters were NDB 21 x PS and KS 356 x PU for days to 50% flowering (-32.65 and -28.57 %); PB 64 x PB 67 and NDB 21 x PB 67 for plant height (32.90 and 31.58 %); Punjab Sadabahar x PB 67 and PB 61 x PU for fruit length and diamet ...

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Potential verses actual seed performance of field pea (Pisum sativum L.)

Authors: SANDEEP JADLI, J.P. SINGH, R. PRASAD, K.B. BHUSAN, A. THAPLIYAL

Abstract: Potential and actual seed performance of 11 field pea (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars was compared under lab and field conditions. Seeds of all the cultivars were evaluated for different laboratory vigour tests. Field performance was evaluated by flowering, maturity period, plant height at maturity, seed yield and other yield contributing characters. Results from the present investigation showed that ...

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Effect of ethrel on germination of spores of Fusarium sp. from Mangifera indica L.

Authors: M.W. ANSARI, T.K. NAILWAL, G. BAINS, A. SHUKLA, U.S. SINGH, R.C. PANT

Abstract: Mango malformation is an economically important disease, which causes gross deformations of vegetative and floral tissues in Mangifera indica L. Fungi, mites, viruses, physiological factors, malformins and mangiferins are its reported causes. Recently, a role for ‘stress ethylene’ has been implicated in mango malformation. Ethrel was found to stimulate the germination of spores of isolates of ...

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Inheritance of six-week body weight, shank length, keel length and breast angle in broiler chickens

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

Abstract: Data on 420 chicks of CARI-DHANRAJA produced from 80 dams and 20 sires were utilized for estimation heritability and correlations. The heritability estimates for early body weight and conformation traits were low but medium for weight at 6 weeks of age. Most of the genetic and phenotypic correlations of the traits were positive and significant. ...

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Effect of degree of polish on cooking qualities of barnyard millet

Authors: U.C. LOHANI, J.P. PANDEY

Abstract: Barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea) is commonly grown millet in Uttaranchal state of India. In hilly areas of Uttarakhand, it is popular as Banti, Madira and Jhangora and in Tarai belt, it is familiar by the name of Sanwa. Dehusked barnyard millet grain is cooked like rice to make jhangora bhath, chencheda, kheer in all Kumaoni and Garhwali households. Experiments were conducted to study the ...

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Effect of Neelkanthi (Ajuga bracteosa) and Plakhar(Ficus lacor) on the energy expenditure of diabetic Subjects.

Authors: SAKSHI GUPTA, SANGEETA SOOD, NAGESWER SINGH, MINAKSHI GUPTA

Abstract: In the present study an attempt has been made to determine the efficacy of two medicinal plant species i.e Neelkanthi (Ajuga bracteosa) and Plakhar( Ficus lacor) on energy expenditure of diabetic subjects. Energy expenditure was measured by using Wireless Heart Rate Monitor and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) prediction equation. Study raveled that all the treatments and sub treatments r ...

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Effect of nitrogen supplement on rejuvenation in apple (Malus domestica borkh.) Cv. Red delicious

Authors: RAJKUMAR, D. C. DIMRI, S.C. SINGH

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Efficacy of antibiotics and plant extracts against Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. glycinea the incitant of bacterial blight of soybean

Authors: NEETU RANI, PRADEEP KUMAR, RASHMI TEWARI

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Finger printing of Trichoderma isolates for their antagonistic behavior against Rhizoctonia solani

Authors: KAMLESH KUMAR MISHRA, U. S. SINGH, MUNNA SINGH

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Studies on the variation in yield and qualities of chhana prepared from cross bred cow milk and buffalo milk

Authors: DEVESH GUPTA

Abstract: The experiment was conducted to study the suitability of different type of milk and coagulant for chhana making. Ten samples of milk obtained each from cross bred cow and buffalo milk , were replicated 10 times . Chhana was obtained by adding citric acid (0.2% and 0.3%) and lemon juice (2.0 %and 3.0%). It was concluded that chhana prepared from cow milk, coagulating by 0.2% or 0.3% citric acid at ...

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