List of Papers Published in Volume 8 Issue 1


Effect of irrigation frequencies on yield and water use efficiency of wheat varieties

Authors: A.K. MISHRA, PADMAKAR TRIPATHI

Abstract: Field experiment was conducted to study the effect of irrigation frequencies on yield and water use efficiency of wheat varieties during Rabi seasons of 2002-03 and 2003-04. The 12 treatment combinations comprised of four irrigation levels viz., I1 (one irrigation at CRI stage), I2 (two irrigations: one each at CRI and flowering stages), I3 (three irrigations: one each at CRI, LT and flowering sta ...

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Chemical weed management in Berseem (Trifolium alexandrium L.)

Authors: DHEER SINGH, Y.P. JOSHI, VIRPAL SINGH, H.K. SACHAN

Abstract: Field experiment with eight (8) treatments to control weeds in berseem was conducted in two consecutive years during 2006-07 and 2007-08 in three replications. Pre-emergence application of butachlor @ 1.0 or 2.0 kg/ha or alachlor @ 2.0 kg/ha were found to be effective in controlling weeds in berseem, resulting in higher fodder yield. Highest fodder yield was recorded from butachlor applied @ 2.0 k ...

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Effect of nutrient management on yield attributes, yield, harvest index, quality and economics of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill.) under ‘Tarai’ conditions of Uttarakhand

Authors: S.C. SAXENA, RAJNISH SINGH, KULDEEP SINGH

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during ‘Kharif’ season of 2003-04 and 2004-05 to evaluate the effect of nutrient management combinations on soybean yield and related parameters. Number of branches, LAI, dry matter accumulation per plant, number of pods per plant and 100-grain weight was highest in T12 (40 kg N + 80 kg P2O5 + 40 kg K2O ha-1). Grain yield (1794 kg ha-1), protein yield (627 kg h ...

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Temporal land use pattern in Maniyar watershed of Uttarakhand using GIS and remote sensing

Authors: AKANKSHA GUPTA, M.S.PAL, H.C.SHARMA

Abstract: A study was carried out to study the land use pattern in Maniyar Watershed, located between 78022’ to 78028’ E longitude and 30020’ to 30025’ N latitude, varying from 600 to 2400 m above mean sea level (amsl) and covering an area of 5519 ha (55.19 km2). Results indicated that agricultural area had reduced from 62 per cent to 30 per cent from 1960 to 2002, while forest area increased margin ...

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Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) with bacterial mannitol phosphodehydrogenase gene for abiotic stress tolerance

Authors: SHALINI, A. NAMBIAR, H. S. CHAWLA

Abstract: The bacterial mannitol-1- phosphodehydrogenase (mtlD) gene conferring abiotic stress resistance was introduced into cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) by Agrobacterium mediated transformation. Petiole and hypocotyl explants were transformed with Agrobacterium strain LBA 4404 (pCaMVMTLDS). The explants were selected on kanamycin containing medium in three selection cycles of two week dur ...

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Combining ability analysis for some metric traits over environments in Indianmustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss)

Authors: A. K. MALL, RAM BHAJAN, K. KUMAR, O. P. VERMA

Abstract: Combining ability analysis was done using 20 lines × 3 testers for yield and its components over two environments. Significant differences due to lines, testers and their interaction showed the importance of both additive and non-additive gene action with later being predominant. Kranti and PBR-253 were good general combiners for seed yield per plant, plant height, length of main raceme, siliquae ...

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Gene action for grain yield, its components and quality traits in Basmati rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Authors: ANIL KUMAR, S.C. MANI

Abstract: The components of genetic variance for grain yield, important yield components and certain quality traits were studied in seven crosses among eight basmati parental lines. The character means over six generations were subjected to scaling test. In the presence of epistasis, six parameter model was used to detect epistasis. The genetic analysis revealed the importance of additive components (d) for ...

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Molecular diversity in Jatropha curcas (L.) genotypes assessed by RAPD Markers

Authors: NARENDRA SINGH YADAV, ARVIND SHUKLA

Abstract: Jatropha curcas is a multipurpose shrub and is considered to have originated in Latin America but presently grown throughout the arid, semi-arid tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Jatropha is easy to establish grows relatively quickly and is hardy. Being drought tolerant, it can be grown in eroded areas. Jatropha is desirable as a source for biofuels given that its seeds produce up to ...

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Pollen tube study in relation to haploid production in wheat maize crosses

Authors: USHA BHATT, V.K. KHANNA

Abstract: In the wide crossing there are many factors that affect the success of fertilization. These include pre as well as post fertilization factors. In wheat x maize crosses similar barriers were also reported. Data were recorded for pollen tube abnormalities and embryo formation frequency for 29 wheat F1’s. Pollen tube abnormality was one of the pre fertilization barriers. Pollen tube growth in wrong ...

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RAPD analysis using single seed extracted DNA for characterization of pigeon pea genotypes

Authors: J. KUMAR, INDRA DEO PANDEY

Abstract: Present study describes a protocol for DNA extraction and purification from individual seed in pigeon pea which is advantageous to follow when genetic material and resources are limited. The DNA concentration was estimated 56 µg/ml.RAPD analysis was conducted for characterization of early and late maturing genotypes of pigeonpea. However, only primer 27 showed variation among genotypes out of 14 ...

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Variability and association analysis for yield and other traits in Soybean

Authors: SUNEETA PANDEY, PUSHPENDRA, B.V.SINGH, KAMENDRA SINGH, MANOJ KUMAR

Abstract: A set of fifty nine individual plants derived from a cross i.e., Birsa soy -1/ JS-71-05 was used for studying variability and association analysis between eight quantitative characters. The GCV, PCV were estimated as high in comparision to ECV, which indicated that variability was influenced by environment. High heritability was estimated for 100 seed weight (85.7%), germination per centage (84.0% ...

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Effect of girdling on yield and quality of litchi

Authors: DEEP CHANDRA, R.L. LAL, D.S.MISHRA

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out at Horticulture Research Centre of G.B.P.U.A&T, Pantnagar to study the effect of girdling on yield and quality of litchi cv. Rose Scented. All the plants which were subjected to different level of girdling have more fruit set, fruit retention, yield and quality of fruits. However, girdling of main trunk + 50% of primary branches in which 3 mm wide and ...

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Effect of gamma irradiation in gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.)

Authors: KAVITA KARKI, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The demand of Gladiolus is increasing day by day, therefore it needs attention towards genetic improvement of gladiolus. It is known that frequency and spectrum of mutations differ somewhat depending upon the mutagen used and the dose applied. The present study was conducted to see the effect of gamma irradiation on various growth and flowering attributes on 20 varieties of gladiolus. It was found ...

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Response of microirrigation and fertigation on growth, yield and quality of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv. Rose Scented

Authors: PRABHAT SINGH, R.L. LAL, P.K. SINGH, PAVAN SHUKLA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at Horticulture Research Centre, Pattherchatta to study the response of microirrigation and fertigation on yield and quality of litchi cv. Rose Scented. Thirteen treatment combinations involving microirrigation (Bubbler) and fertigation with or without microsprinkler including control (Surface irrigaton and conventional fertilizer application) were applied for stud ...

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Effect of bentonite clay and moisture regimes on nitrogen mineralization from different organic amendments in mollisols of Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: BIKRAM BORKOTOKI, A.K. AGNIHOTRI

Abstract: A study was conducted to relate the effect of bentonite clay and moisture regimes on nitrogen mineralization in Mollisols of Tarai region of Uttarakhand with eight treatments viz. control (soil), nitrogen , wheat straw, FYM , wheat straw + nitrogen , FYM + nitrogen , rice straw and rice straw+ nitrogen. Rice and wheat straw were applied @ 6 t ha-1, while FYM was applied @ 10 t ha-1. Nitrogen ...

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Long-term effect of inorganic fertilizers and manure on physical and chemical properties of soil after 35 years of continuous cropping of rice-wheat

Authors: MINA AGARWAL, NAND RAM, SHRI RAM

Abstract: An ongoing field experiment was conducted at Long-term fertility experiment, Pantnagar, to study the effect of inorganic fertilizer and manure on physical and chemical properties of soil of seven treatments viz. 100% NPK, 100% NPK+Zn, 100% NP+Zn, 100% N+Zn, 100% NPK+FYM, 100% NPK-S+Zn and Control, four replications of each treatment. Farmyard manure is applied at the rate of 15 t/ ha. Soil bulk ...

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Status of ambient air quality in residential and commercial areas of Lucknow

Authors: VIJAI VERMA, Y. K. SHARMA

Abstract: Status of ambient air quality at seven road transactions in commercial areas and four in residential areas of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), India was studied during 2002 to 2007. Four pollution parameters viz. Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), SO2 and NOx were studied. Concentration of SPM and RSPM exceeded the prescribed standards in commercial areas a ...

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A cytotaxonomic investigation of Desmodium Desv. species

Authors: MD. KHURSHEED ALAM, NAHEED AHMAD

Abstract: Karyomorphological and meiotic studies reflect differences in gene arrangement, segregation and recombination of gene as well as chromosome. These differences are cytotaxonomically important since they provide convenient parameter for establishing relationship among various species of a genus. It has also been effective in the delimitation of taxa. The present study is an endeavour to establish cy ...

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Marketing practices of livestock products by Self Help Groups in Burdwan District of West Bengal

Authors: SAURABH SINGH, NEELAM SINGH, B. K. SIKKA

Abstract: The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) guide lines had a provision and mandate of forming number of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and then provide the self employment opportunities to all the members of the groups. The guidelines of SGSY concentrated more on the inputs, rather than the outputs, and their marketing. In such a scenario the study was conducted with the aim of exploring and profiling ...

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Gross morphological studies in liver of Kadaknath Fowl

Authors: MANSI PANDEY, B.S. DHOTE

Abstract: Gross morphological studies were conducted in four post natal age groups of Kadaknath fowl comprising of day-old, 7, 28, and 112 days old adult birds, with 6 birds in each group. The liver of Kadaknath fowl consisted of a larger right lobe and a smaller left lobe. The live body weight, liver weight and volume and other gross morphometrical observations like longitudinal and transverse diameter, c ...

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Effect of coagulants on the yield and quality parameters of chhana whey prepared from different types of milk

Authors: DEVESH GUPTA

Abstract: The experiment was conducted to study the suitability of different types of milk and coagulant for chhana whey. 10 samples of milk were taken from cow milk, buffalo milk and mixed milk. Chhana whey was obtained by adding citric acid (0.2, 0.3 and 0.4%) and lemon juice (2.0, 3.0 and 4.0%). It was concluded that cow milk (4.5% fat) chhana whey coagulated by 0.2% and 0.3% citric acid was best for yie ...

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Performance of different genetic groups of pigs under village condition of Jharkhand

Authors: RAVINDRA KUMAR, S.K. SINGH, SUSHIL PRASAD

Abstract: The study was conducted on 405 weaned piglets of 3 different genetic groups viz. T & D (Tamworth × Desi), H×T & D (Hampshire × T & D) and desi maintained under village condition in Jharkhand with an objective to find out the productive and reproductive performances at farmers’ door. Each piglet was provided with approx 20 per cent concentrate mixture along with locally available f ...

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Study on effect of genetic and non-genetic factors on birth weight in pigs

Authors: VIJAY KUMAR, RAVINDRA KUMAR, S. B. VERMA, SUSHIL PRASAD, PRAVEEN KUMAR

Abstract: The average birth weights (kg) of Desi, Tamworth and T&D were estimated to be 0.64±0.04, 0.97±0.03 and 1.05±0.03 respectively. Genetic group, season of birth and parity of dam had significant (P<0.01) effect on birth weight in pigs. Litter size at birth had also significant (P<0.05) effect on it. However, sex did not influence birth weight significantly. T&D and Tamworth breeds ha ...

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In-situ determination of crop coefficient (Kc) for tea plantation in Kausani hills of Uttarakhand

Authors: A.R. BORKAR, P.K.SINGH, B.C. SAINI

Abstract: The experiments were conducted at five locations during 2005-06 from March to May for the in-situ determination of crop coefficient in Kausani tea plantation of Uttarakhand. Reference evapotranspiration and actual crop evapotranspiration values were used to determine the crop coefficient. Actual crop evepotranspiration were determined using water balance approach. The average values of crop coeffi ...

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Assessing the gender perspective in farm and allied activities

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI, SEEMA PATHAK

Abstract: Nearly 79 per cent of the total female work force is engaged in agriculture, however, the extent of their work participation varies across region. An effort has been made to know the extent of their participation, responsibility, access and control over farm and allied activities. The study was conducted in Rudarpur and Kashipur block of Tarai zone of Uttarakhand. Data was collected from all the f ...

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Pantnagar Journal of Research: A bibliometric study

Authors: ARUNDHATI KAUSHIK, HEMA HALDUA, CHANDA ARYA

Abstract: This paper examines 369 articles published in the Journal, “Pantnagar Journal of Research” from the year 2003-2008. This paper analyses the year-wise distribution of articles, physical growth of volumes, references cited total, national and international, average length of papers, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, , illustrations and tables included, articles with/without abstracts, ...

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Larvicidal activity of deltamethrin and dichlorvos against Corcyra cephalonica

Authors: KULDEEP SHARMA, SUNEEL KUMAR, M.A. KHAN

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A preliminary observation on cannibalistic behaviour in Choroedocus illustris Walker (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Authors: TARIQ AHMAD, SHABNUM NABI

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Influence of zinc sulphate and boric acid spray on vegetative growth and yield of winter season guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Pant Prabhat

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

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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Studies on variability in physico-chemical characters of different accessions of Jamun (Syzygium cumini Skeels)

Authors: VARTIKA SRIVASTAVA, P.N. RAI, PRABHAT KUMAR

Abstract: Short Communication ...

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