List of Papers Published in Volume 7 Issue 2


Evaluation of toxicity of monocrotophos, alphamethrin and endosulfan to Apis mellifera L.

Authors: SHIWANI BHATNAGAR, A. K. KARNATAK

Abstract: Studies were carried out to evaluate the toxicity of monocrotophos, alphamethrin and endosulfan against Italian honeybee A. mellifera at 10 min exposure period .The LC50 values obtained were 35.33 ppm, 62.15 ppm and 363.16 ppm, respectively. Based on relative toxicity tests, endosulfan was found to be least toxic among synthetic insecticides to honeybees as compared to monocrotophos and alphamethr ...

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Seasonal abundance of Helicoverpa armigera Hübner and Scirpophaga incertulus Walker in Tarai of Uttarakhand

Authors: ARVIND KUMAR, KULDEEP SHARMA, SUNIL KUMAR, M.A.KHAN

Abstract: Experiments on seasonal abundance of Scirpophaga incertulas Walker and Helicoverpa armigera Hübner based on pheromone trap catch were conducted during 2005-07. The number of H. armigera moths catch was higher during 2005-06 than 2006-07 and on the basis of data of both the years; the most favorable was period was from 23rd to 26th standard week. During the year 2006-07 number of Scirpophaga incer ...

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Assessment of genetic diversity in cultivated sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) accessions using microsatellite markers

Authors: PRABHASH KUMAR, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: SSR markers were used to study genetic diversity in sorghum. Ten diverse sorghum accessions were used for the present study. A set of 12 SSR specific primers were used for PCR amplification. A total of 35 bands were amplified out of which 32 were polymorphic, 3 were monomorphic and there were 4 unique bands. Accessions O4K700R and SP55609A were very similar with a value of 0.762 whereas ICSA 467 a ...

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Application of isozyme markers for DUS testing for rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties

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

Abstract: Plant morphological characters have been the universally undisputed descriptor for genotype characterization. But these descriptors, besides being limited in number, make the process time consuming and also less reliable, owing to their interaction with the environment in which the variety is grown. In this regard the potential of biochemical descriptor like seed esterase, peroxidases, malate dehy ...

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Correlation and path coefficient study in elite breeding lines of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill.]

Authors: NARENDRA SINGH YADAV, KAMENDRA SINGH, PUSHPENDRA, B.V. SINGH, KAMAL PANDEY, M.K. GUPTA

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during kharif 2004 with 48 genotypes of soybean for twelve quantitative characters to study correlations and path coefficient analysis of yield and its component characters. Correlation studies showed that grain yield had significant positive correlation with number of primary branches per plant, number of pods per plant, dry matter weight per plant, plant height, harve ...

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Genetic divergence analysis in yellow sarson (Brassica rapa var. yellow sarson)

Authors: AKHILESH KUMAR SINGH, RAM BHAJAN1, O.P. VERMA, KAMLESH KUMAR

Abstract: Eighty genotypes of yellow sarson were studied in two environments to understand the genetic diversity and the influence of genotype-environment interactions. High magnitude of genetic divergence was observed between cluster IV and cluster X in E1 and between cluster IV and XI in E2 suggesting wide diversity between them. Length of main raceme, numbers of siliquae per plant, oil content and seed y ...

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Identification of ISSR marker for the resistance to Yellow Mosaic Virus in Soybean [Glycine max. (L).Merrill]

Authors: PRITI SAXENA, KAMENDRA SINGH, USHA BHATT, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: The investigation involving identification of inter simple sequence repeats (ISSR) marker(s) for yellow mosaic virus (YMV) resistance in soybean (Glycine max) was carried out with the cross JS-335 x UPSM-534, parents, their F1s and F2 generations. The ISSR analysis revealed that primer 50 SS was useful to find out the gene(s) resistant to YMV in soybean. The resistant parent UPSM-534 and 75 F2 pla ...

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Use of plant growth regulator for Bougainvillea multiplication

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

Abstract: Bougainvillea a popular garden plant is appreciated for its brightly colored bracts and profuse flowering round the year. Bougainvillea is propagated by cutting, layering, air-layering and budding. Some of the cultivars like Thima & Dr. Rao are difficult to root, need proper standardization of propagation technique, time and concentration of plant bioregulators. The present paper deals with th ...

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Studies on heterobeltiosis and combining ability in bittergourd (Momordica charantia L.)

Authors: MAYA MAURYA, J. MOHAN and M. L. KUSHWAHA

Abstract: A studies on heterosis and combining ability was carried out involving 15 hybrids from 6 diverse genotypes of bittergourd (Momordica charantia L.). Evaluation was done during kharif season 2003 and summer season 2004 at Janta Vedic College, Baraut, Baghpat. Out of 15 crosses 9 crosses showed consistently high significant heterobeltiosis over the season for fruit yield per plant. The outstanding hy ...

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Stability analysis for growth, yield and quality characters of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L)

Authors: ALOK THAPLIYAL, J.P. SINGH

Abstract: The existence of genotypes x environment interactions was frequently used by plant breeders for measuring stability of selected genotypes performance. The magnitude of the statistical variance make possible to select entries with high potential yield, and other character of stability, including in tomato as well. The experimental material consisted of thirty three genotypes. All these thirty three ...

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Effect of different levels of nitrogen and phosphorus on performance of vegetable pea in rainfed hills

Authors: S. P. UNIYAL, AKHILESH CHANDRA MISHRA

Abstract: Present investigation was conducted in rainfed temperate hills of Uttarakhand during spring-summer of 2001 and 2002 by applying three levels of nitrogen (0, 30&60; kg/ha) and four levels of phosphorus (0, 40, 80 & 120 kg/ha) in all possible combinations on vegetable cv. Arkel. The results indicated that N30P120 and N30P80 were the suitable doses of fertilizer in relation to the plant growt ...

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Changes in suspended and respirable suspended particulate matters in relation to locations, years and seasons

Authors: VIJAI VERMA, Y. K. SHARMA

Abstract: Suspended particulate matter (SPM) and respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) data monitored at 4 residential, 6 commercial and one industrial locations over six years (2002-2007) and two seasons (premonsoon & post-monsoon) was statistically analysed. Results revealed significant influence of locations, years and seasons as well as their interactions on the concentration of SPM and RSP ...

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Evaluation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) germplasms against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, causing wilt RASHMI SRIVASTAVA,

Authors: S.K. SHARMA, J.P.SINGH, A.K. SHARMA

Abstract: Fusarium oxysporum (Sacc.) Snyder & Hans f. sp. lycopersici, appears to be a most widespread soil inhabiting fungus which causes wilt disease in tomato and inflicts tremendous yield loss to the crop in different growing regions. The incidence of fusarial wilt can be overcome either by application of fungicide or use of resistant cultivars. Use of resistant cultivars is one of the most cost eff ...

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Influence of dilutors, breeds and duration of preservation on the quality of preserved boar semen

Authors: SHIVANAND KANSHI, RAVINDRA KUMAR, M.P.SINGH

Abstract: The study was conducted on 216 semen samples obtained from a total of 9 boars comprising three each of Large White Yorkshire, Tamworth and T & D (Tamworth X desi) breeds. The semen samples were diluted with Kiev, Modena and Lactose egg yolk dilutors (LEY) and preserved at 15ºC in BOD incubator up to 96 hours. The diluted semen samples were evaluated at 24 hours interval up to 96 hours for mor ...

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Ergonomic evaluation of the tractors Seat

Authors: R.N. PATERIYA, SHAILESH SINGH

Abstract: Most of the tractors industries are producing tractors in the range of 35-85hp, the human factors and aesthetic appeal have become essential sales factors. Human factors in the system development discipline influence man-machine system. The primary human factors include various controls of the tractor, dimensions of the equipment, type and arrangement of the internal components to accommodate the ...

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Development of shot peening package for duck foot cultivator sweep

Authors: AVINASH CHANDRA SAXENA

Abstract: The duck foot cultivator sweeps during ploughing are subjected to abrasive wear which results into blunt edge. Around 4 – 6 edge sharpening using conventional heat treatment are required during its entire service life of 200 h. Shot peening is a widely used to induce residual stresses on surface of the critical component to resisting abrasive wear. This study aimed to develop a shot peening pack ...

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Accidents among third age people due to the use of home-made toilet chair

Authors: NIRMAL KAUR, PROMILA SHARMA

Abstract: The world’s population is ageing, with more developed regions leading the process, because of increasing survival to older ages as well as smaller numbers of births. Consequently, the support of this ever expanding elderly population has become increasing concern. In India approximately 20 per cent of people aged 70 years or older, and 50 per cent of people aged 85 and over, report difficulties ...

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Effect of market available herbicides on growth and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum l. Emond. Fiori and paol) and associated weeds

Authors: DINESH TIWARI, S.K. SINGH, A.K. SINGH, RAMPHOOL PUNIYA

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Effect of calcium, boron and zinc foliar sprays on the yield and quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.)

Authors: PRIYA AWASTHI, SHANT LAL

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Development of potato and guar bean vegetable and raita using fresh guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) pods

Authors: KANCHAN SINGH, NEELAM KHETRAPAUL

Abstract: Guar pods of two varieties were picked up at two different stages of maturity viz., at 45 and 60 days of maturity as a single lot and were used for preparing potato guar bean vegetable and raita. The protein, crude fibre and total mineral contents were significantly higher when compared with control (without guar pods). The potato bean vegetable prepared from grain type cv. FS 277 contained signif ...

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Estimation of genetic parameters for growth traits in Japanese Quail

Authors: C.B. SINGH

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Development of legume and potato papad using dried guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) pods powder

Authors: KANCHAN SINGH, NEELAM KHETRAPAUL

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