List of Papers Published in Volume 7 Issue 1


Awareness of institutional credit and insurance programmes in Uttarakhand

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

Abstract: The study conducted in Chamba block of Tehri Garhwal district and Takula block of Almora district in Uttarakhand was based on data collected from 130 farmers for the agricultural year 2000-01 to 2005-06. The study aims at examining the extent of non-participation of farmers in formal agricultural credit and insurance programmes. Extent of non-participation in credit programme in Garhwal region (63 ...

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Income and employment structure on tribes and non- tribes farms in Vidhayan zone of Uttar Pradesh

Authors: G. P. SINGH, JITENDRA SINGH, S. K. SINGH

Abstract: The study was aim to workout the income and employment structure of tribes and non-tribes farms in Vidhayan zone of Uttar Pradesh. The data pertained to the agricultural year 2003-04. The study reveals that the crop income of non-tribes farm was 16 per cent which was more than that tribes farm as (7 per cent only). The total annual income from different sources of non-tribes farmers was Rs. 84798 ...

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Production potential and economies of different cropping systems under Tarai condition of Uttarakhand

Authors: Y. P. JOSHI, U.B.S. PANWAR, KULDEEP SINGH

Abstract: The experiment was conducted from Rabi season of 2000 to Khairf 2005 to evaluate different cropping systems in randomized block design with 4 replications. Pooled data of five years showed that under Tarai condition of Uttarakhand ‘wheat (grain) – Maize + Cowpea – Paddy (grain)’ cropping sequence recorded highest green forage yield equivalent (2603.6 qt/ha/year) and net return (49191 Rs./h ...

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Weed management in direct seeded unpuddled rice (Oryza sativa L.) under different sowing dates

Authors: JITENDRA KUMAR, DHEER SINGH

Abstract: Highest grain yield (2488.9 kg ha-1 during 2006 and 2703.3 kg ha-1 during 2007) was recorded from 20 June sown rice crop which was significantly higher over rest two dates of sowing (05 June and 05 July). Pendimethalin @ 1.0 kg ha-1 + anilophos @ 0.4 kg ha-1 (pre-emergence) produced significantly higher grain yield (3096.7 kg ha-1 during 2006 and 3289 kg ha-1 during 2007) over rest of the treatmen ...

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Evaluation of pathogenicity of different isolates of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin on different larval stages of Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilarctia obliqua (Walker)

Authors: AJAY KUMAR GUPTA, C.P. SINGH, U.S. SINGH

Abstract: Evaluation of the pathogenicity of eight isolates of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin to Spilarctia obliqua (Walker) were determined by topical application of 2-3,5-6 and 10-11 days old larvae in the laboratory with six conidial concentrations ranging from 103 to 108 conidia ml-1 . The median lethal concentrations LC50 recorded with Pantnagar isolate, MTCC-4121, Multi ...

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Pesticide residue analysis of fresh and stored honey of Tarai region of Uttarakhand (India) using multi-residue analysis method

Authors: RUCHIRA TIWARI, A.K. KARNATAK, S.P. KALE

Abstract: Honey samples from the Tarai region of Uttarakhand (Pant nagar and adjoining areas of District - Udham Singh Nagar) were analyzed for pesticide residues of organachlorine, organophosphate and synthetic pyrethroid groups in 2006. Residue levels of 20 pesticides in fresh and stored honey samples were analyzed following multi-residue analysis methods by gas liquid chromatography (GLC). The results re ...

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Use of RAPD markers for characterization of rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties

Authors: ANURADHA BHARTIYA, S.C. MANI, TANU JOHRI, and KAMAL K. PANDE

Abstract: Characterization of nineteen rice varieties was undertaken using twelve RAPD markers. A total of 68 amplicons were obtained with an average of 5.6 bands per primer. Of these, 48 were found to be polymorphic and the level of polymorphism was 70.58. The number of bands generated were more primer dependent than on the genotype and ranged from 1 to 11. The per centage of polymorphic bands ranged from ...

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Assessment of genetic diversity at molecular level in wheat and its wild relatives with DNA markers using RAPD

Authors: PAYAL SAXENA, J.P. JAISWAL, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: The RAPD technique was used to assess the genetic diversity at the molecular level in wheat and its wild relatives. Thirteen random oligodeoxy nucleotide decamer primers were used, all of which gave consistent results. Use of these primers resulted in the amplification of 199 bands with 100 per cent polymorphism. All these primers gave unique bands, the maximum being amplified by UBC-18. ...

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Interspecific hybridization of Gossypium arboreum and G. hirsutum with wild species using ovule culture

Authors: VIJAIPAL BHADANA, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: The plant materials used in the present investigation comprised of four Indian varieties, two each of allotetraploid cotton Gossypium hirsutum (2n=52) i.e. Vikas and LH-900 and diploid cotton Gossypium arboreum i.e. Lohit and BD-5 and three wild species of cotton i.e. Gossypium australe, Gossypium bickii and Gossypium sturtianum. The broad objectives were to get interspecific hybrid production via ...

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Influence of media, pH and temperature on growth and sclerotial production of Rhizoctonia solani kühn causing aerial blight of soybean

Authors: ANJANA RAY, PRADEEP KUMAR

Abstract: Five different media tested, among them, Czapek’s Dox Agar supported best mycelial growth (75.13 mm) and sclerotia production of the fungus followed by Potato Dextrose Agar, Asthana and Hawker’s medium, Richard’s medium and Corn meal agar media. The colony diameter and sclerotia production of R. solani was maximum at 300C on Czapek’s Dox agar medium followed by 35, 25, 20 and 150C. Maximum ...

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Management of downy mildew and white rust diseases of mustard

Authors: RASHMI BHATT, R. P. AWASTHI, A. K. TEWARI

Abstract: Downy mildew and white rust cause both qualitative and quantitative losses to Brassica crops. Three chemical fungicides viz., metalaxyl 35 SD, carbendazim 50WP and metalaxyl 8%+mancozeb 64% (ridomil MZ 72WP) , powder and oil based commercial formulations of two biocontrol agents (Pseudomonas fluorescens and Trichoderma harzianum) and one plant extract (garlic bulb) were evaluated alone and in comb ...

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Verification of NCMRWF forecast of four years at Pantnagar on the basis of per cent accuracy, H.K. score and ratio score

Authors: H.S. KUSHWAHA, A.K. CHAUBEY, PHOOL CHAND, MANISHA RANI, U.P. SHAHI

Abstract: The influence of weather is in fact operative even before the crop is sown, as the moisture availability and the thermal regime of the seed zone determine the date of sowing and the appropriate crop genotype to be sown. In spite of cultivation of high yielding varieties, improved cultural practices and plant protection measures, favorable weather is must for good harvest. In India, the agromet adv ...

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Management of inorganic fertilizers in vegetable pea under rainfed temperate hills

Authors: S.P. UNIYAL, AKHILESH CHANDRA MISHRA

Abstract: Present investigation was conducted on vegetable pea cv. ‘Arkel’ by applying five levels phosphorus viz., 0,15,30,45 & 60 kg/ha through Mussoorie Rock Phos along with nitrogen @ 25 kg/ha, Diammonium Phosphate along with and without potassium @ 25 kg/ha and Single Super Phosphate and five levels of nitrogen viz., 0,25,50,75&100; kg/ha through urea. Results indicated that application of ...

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Effect of organic sources of nutrients on potato production in Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: M. RAGHAV, SHASHI KAMAL

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of organic sources of nutrients alone or in combination on growth and yield of potato and soil health at Vegetable Research Center, Pantnagar during 2004-05 to 2006-07 (three years). The trial was laid out in randomized block design with four replications. Five treatment combinations resulting from three organic sources i.e. T1- farmyard manure ...

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Effect of spacing and various levels of nitrogen on seed crop of carrot (Daucus carota L.)

Authors: M.L. KUSHWAHA

Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken to study the effect of spacing and various level of nitrogen on growth and seed yield of carrot var. Nantes during 2004-05 and 2005-06 at V.C.S.G. College of Horticulture Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal. It was concluded that the characters i.e. plant height, number of branches per plant, number of umbels per plant and number of seeds per umbel increased significant ...

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Evaluation of exotic and indigenous genotypes of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) under foot hills of himalayas during summer season

Authors: PRAMILA, DURESH KUMAR SINGH SURESH KUMAR JAIN

Abstract: Under the agro- climatic conditions of Uttarakhand 43 genotypes were evaluated for growth, yield and yield attributes. The plant height ranged from 46.50 to 87.00 cm. It was higher in Pant sel-13 and lower in Phule Mukta. Similarly number of branches per plant was recorded maximum in Pant sel-13. Stem diameter ranged from 1.42 to 2.39 cm. The Stem diameter was maximum in EC519630. Two genotypes, n ...

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Standard heterosis for yield and its attributing characters in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

Authors: ANITA SINGH, HARI HAR RAM

Abstract: Standard heterosis for yield and its component traits in nine F1 hybrids developed from nine parents and two checks indicated that some outstanding F1 hybrids as compared to Pant Khira 1 were PCUC 202 × PCUC 101 (number of fruits per plant 40.00% heterosis); closely followed by PCUC 208 × PCUC 45 (37.27% heterosis) and PCUC 202 × PCUC 45 (22.17% heterosis) over both the seasons. The crosses PCU ...

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Training needs and constraints perceived by Angora rabbit farmers in Garhwal region of Himalayas

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

Abstract: The present study was conducted on 420 rabbit farmers during 2003-04. The data pertaining to training needs of rabbit farmers were collected through a schedule. The results of study showed that training of various aspects of rabbit farming viz. brooding of newly born kits, housing and sanitation methods, feeding management and feed formulation, disease diagnostic methods and disease management, sh ...

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Characterize material and bulk hardening for rotavator blade to resist abrasive wear

Authors: A.C. SAXENA

Abstract: During operation, the blades of rotavator are subjected to fatigue and abrasive wear. As a result theses blades require frequent replacement, which add to equipment running cost as well as down time. The purpose of this study is to undertake metallurgical up-gradation on rotavator blades to enhance its service life. Four grades of spring steels (two Boron based and two Boron free) were selected fo ...

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Physical properties and therapeutic use of an ecofriendly fiber : Angora rabbit hair

Authors: BHAWANA GOEL, ALKA GOEL

Abstract: The main aim of present study was to sort out all the reasons causing problems during fiber processing, find out the solution for that and utilize the high warmth property of angora hair for preparation of garment from this fiber. For this a detailed study on testing of physical properties of angora hair fibers was conducted. Results of present study revealed that smooth surface structure, absence ...

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Microbiological quality of fresh fruit and vegetable juices sold in mobile carts

Authors: LATA RANI BISHT, KALPANA KULSHRESTHA, ARCHANA KUSHWAHA

Abstract: Freshly squeezed juices of fruits and vegetables, sold in mobile carts were analyzed for their microbiological qualities. The sample of ingredients viz. peeled carrot, beet root, pineapple, pomegranate, mausami, tomato and aonla and the juices viz., carrot, pineapple, pomegranate and mausami juice were collected periodically and analyzed for total plate count (TPC), total coliform count (TCC) and ...

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Effect of Neelkanthi (Ajuga bracteosa) and Plakhar (Ficus lacor) on physical work capacity of diabetic subjects

Authors: SAKSHI GUPTA, SANGEETA SOOD, NAGESWAR 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 physical work capacity of diabetic subjects by using Harvard step test. It was observed that average physical fitness index of all the subjects improved after putting on standard diet and supplementation with certain plant species viz ...

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Involvement of men and women in agricultural operations in Haryana

Authors: SUNITA RANI, SHASHI KANTA VARMA

Abstract: Women play a significant and crucial role in agricultural development of a country. The nature and extent of women’s involvement in agriculture vary greatly from region to region, even with in a region, their involvement varies widely among different ecological sub zones, farming systems, castes, classes and socio-economic status of families. Therefore the present study was conducted to study th ...

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Evaluation of new herbicides in transplanted rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Authors: RAMPHOOL PUNIYA, P.C. PANDEY, P.S. BISHT

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Exploration of pollen substitute for Apis mellifera

Authors: L. VIKAS KUMAR, PROMOD MALL

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Evaluation of genetic diversity in different genotypes of bottlegourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.] by SDS-PAGE

Authors: SWETA PADIYAR, D.K. SINGH

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Effect of seed extraction methods on seed quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

Authors: SANDEEP JADLI, J.P. SINGH

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Development of baked and boiled products using guar gum

Authors: KANCHAN SINGH, NEELAM KHETRAPAUL

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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