List of Papers Published in Volume 9 Issue 1


Post-harvest management of vegetables in Kumaon division of Uttarakhand

Authors: GAURAV SHARMA, S.P. SINGH

Abstract: The present study is undertaken to examine the present status of post-harvest management practices of vegetables. The Kumaon division of Uttarakhand was purposively selected for the present study. Multistage sampling was used for selection of vegetable growers. The sample size consists of 80 vegetable growers comprising 40 farmers from the hilly region and 40 farmers from the bhabhar region. Twelv ...

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Sowing date and varietal effects on chlorophyll content and photosynthetic rate of wheat

Authors: POOJA PANDE, R.S. VERMA

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out at Crop Research Centre, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar during rabi 2006-07 and 2007-08 by sowing ten wheat varieties on November 14 and December 20. Delay in sowing adversely affected chlorophyll content (SPAD values) and photosynthetic rate during grain filling, yield and yield attributes. Reduction in leaf chlorophyll cont ...

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Increasing productivity and N-use efficiency of rice as influenced by integrated source of nutrient management in rice-based cropping system in Kashmir

Authors: D. K SINGH, KHURSHID A. SOFI, GANGA JOSHI

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 2003-05 on silty clay loam (Alfisols) soil of Kashmir, India to explore the inclusion of organic and bio fertilizer in different predominant rice-based cropping systems. Integration of BGA @10 kg ha-1 + rice straw litter (RSL (@ 5tha-1) with 60 kg N/ha (50% recommended) recorded significantly higher yield of rice compared to control and 100% recommended i.e. ...

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Performance of mustard hybrids under different sowing dates and spacings

Authors: ARCHANA KUMARI, R.P. SINGH, YESHPAL

Abstract: An experiment with 3 dates of sowing, 3 mustard (Brassica juncea L.) varieties and 3 spacings was conducted during winter seasons of 2007-08 and 2008-09. Growth parameters, yield attributes, seed and oil yields of mustard were higher when sown on October10 followed by October20. Delayed sowing of mustard on October30 reduced the seed yield by 21.77 per cent from October 20 sowing and 29.17 % from ...

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Parasitic wasps of the genus Prochiloneurus Silvestri from Northern India (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)

Authors: SUNITA PANDEY, M. A. KHA

Abstract: Three new species of the genus Prochiloneurus Silvestri, namely P. lecaniorum, P. pantnagarensis, and P. punctatus are described and illustrated from northern India. A revised key to the Indian species of the genus has also been framed. ...

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A comparison of Gossypium hirsutum and G. arboreum cultivars for somatic embryogenesis

Authors: M.A. ANAZ, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: In vitro regeneration studies were done on two G. arboreum and two G. hirsutum varieties using stem segments, leaves and cotyledons as explants. Attempts were made to obtain direct regeneration as well as somatic embryogenesis. 2, 4-D was found to be effective for inducing callus in all the four varieties. Lohit was more promising for in vitro propagation through tissue culture. Cotyledonary expla ...

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Combining ability studies for grain yield and its contributing traits over different environmental conditions in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em. Thell)

Authors: M .K. KARNWAL, S.K. MALIK, J.P. JAISWAL

Abstract: In a study conducted at Crop Research Center, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar during rabi 2001-02 and 2002-03, combining abilities was estimated for various quantitative traits in 10 × 10 wheat half diallel crosses involving 10 bread wheat genotypes (UP-2425, UP-2382, PBW-343, HS-295, UP-2338, WR-892, PBN-4107, Raj-3777, VL-721 and PBW-175). The material from 10 × 10 half diallel crosses and there genet ...

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Combining ability studies in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) under dry temperate condition

Authors: M.L. KUSHWAHA, M.K. KARNWAL

Abstract: In a study conducted at high altitude of Uttarakhand during 2005 and 2006, heterobeltiosis were estimated for eight quantitative trait i.e. days to anthesis first male flower, days to anthesis first female flower, days to first harvest, fruit diameter, fruit length, fruit weight, number of fruit/plant and fruit yield/plant in 15 hybrids involving 6 diverse parents (BBIG-1, BBIG-2, BBIG-3, Kalyanpu ...

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Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of yield components and mineral nutrients in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn)

Authors: D. H. DHAMDHERE, P.K. PANDEY, P.K. SHROTRIA

Abstract: Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance were estimated for 17 quantitative characters and 4 nutritional attributes on 29 elite genotypes of finger millet. The analysis of variance revealed that there is highly significant difference among all 29 treatments for all the characters studied. Genotypic coefficient of variation was the major component of total variation however; PCV was in ...

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Genetic variability studies in poplar (Populus deltoides Bartr.)

Authors: AJAZ A. LONE, VIPIN K. SINGH, SALIL K. TEWARI, RAJESH KAUSHAL

Abstract: Phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variability (PCV and GCV), broad sense heritability (h2bs) and genetic advance (GA) expressed as per cent of mean were determined for different morphological traits of forty nine genotypes of Poplar. Analysis of variance revealed highly significant differences among the genotypes with respect to all the traits studied. The difference between PCV and GCV was ...

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Screening cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (l.)Walp.] genotypes for bruchid resistance

Authors: DEBJYOTI SEN GUPTA, INDRA DEO

Abstract: Ninety genotypes of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] were screened for bruchid resistance under laboratory conditions and observations were recorded for total number of eggs laid, per cent adult emergence, extent of seed damage (total holes/twenty seed, number of holes per seed, types of holes in each seed). Based on this subsequently genotypes were scored for resistance to bruchid beetle. Th ...

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Combining ability studies for green forage yield and its component characters in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) through line × × × × × tester analysis

Authors: ARUN BHATT, D.C.BASKHETI

Abstract: Combining ability for green forage yield and its component characters were studied using five lines and ten testers. Mean sum of squares for lines and testers were significant for most of the characters indicating the presence of enough variability among the parents. Variance ratio of general combining ability to specific combining ability indicated the presence of non additive gene action for mos ...

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Genetic variability among bulb yield and yield related traits in Ethiopian garlic (Allium sativum L.) germplasm

Authors: KASSAHUN TSEGA, AKHILESH TIWARI, KEBEDE WOLDETSADIK

Abstract: Variability among bulb yield and yield related traits of twenty five local garlic accessions was studied at Chilga, North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia during 2005 and 2006. Highly significant differences among accessions were recorded for yield and its contributing characters, whereas, harvest index showed significant variation. Wide range of mean variation was observed for all the characters studied, mo ...

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Standardization of suitable grafting method and time for propagation of lowchill peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] cv. Sharbati

Authors: J. .S. BOHRA, P.N. SINGH, BINAYAK CHAKRABORTY

Abstract: Different grafting methods were evaluated for low-chill Sharbati peach with a time interval of 10 days, starting from first week of January to last week of February, 2007. From over all characteristics, tongue grafting method was found superior than other grafting methods. The grafted plants which were produced during mid February showed better performance than other grafting periods. ...

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Evaluation of antagonistic potential of Trichoderma harzianum isolates against Colletotrichum graminicola causing anthracnose of sorghum

Authors: GITANJALI BANGARI, Y SINGH

Abstract: Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.] is one of the prime food and fodder crop of the world. The yield potential of this crop is affected by a number of diseases. Among them anthracnose is one of the most important foliar disease caused by Colletotrichum graminicola. Present investigation was carried out to evaluate antagonistic potential of 5 isolates of Trichoderma harzianum viz. TH-25, TH-36, ...

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Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus, vermicompost and bio-fertilizers on growth and yield of urd bean (Vigna mungo)

Authors: B.P. DHYANI, YOGESH KUMAR, U.P. SHAHI, ASHOK KUMAR, R.R. SINGH, S.P. SINGH, RAM SWAROOP

Abstract: An experiment to study the effect of nitrogen, phosphorus, vermicompost and biofertlizers on growth and yield of urd bean was conducted during rainy season of 2006-07 and 2007-08 at Crop Research Centre of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut. Soil of experimental site was sandy loam in texture low in organic carbon (0.36%) and available nitrogen (220kg/ha), ...

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Soil test based integrated fertilizer recommendation for targeted yield of wheat grown in Mollisols of Tarai region in Uttarakhand

Authors: SOBARAN SINGH, P.C PANDEY, PEEYUSH MISHRA

Abstract: The response of wheat to the selected combinations of 4 levels of each fertilizer N, P, K and 3 levels of FYM with simultaneous variations in initially available soil forms of these nutrients were studied in an Aquic Hapludoll of Uttarakhand during 2007-08. The grain and straw yield along with plant and soil analysis data were utilized to formulate equations each for inorganic and organic mode con ...

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Correlation studies for yield and yield components in Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

Authors: SANJEEV KUMAR, H. S. SIROHI, Y. V. SINGH

Abstract: Sixty two genotypes of brinjal were subjected to investigation utilising the available extent of variability present in the experimental material and simultaneously attempting to encompass some quantitative traits as well. Genotypes PCPGR No. 7030 and KS-331 for earliness, SMB 115 for maximum number of fruits, BARI for maximum length of fruit, PCPGR No. 7041 and 7028 for maximum number of fruit pe ...

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Effect of certain environmental factors on germination and seedling growth of four medicinal plant species in Tarai region, Uttarakhand

Authors: GOVINDI SHAHI, SHWETA RAWAT, Y.S. RAWAT, P.B. RAO.

Abstract: The effect of certain environmental factors i.e., water stress (0, -5, -10, -15 bars), temperature (10/ 150C, 20/250C and alternate day/night temperature) and light quality (direct light, red, far-red and dark) on seed germination and watering frequency (daily, 7, 14, 21 days intervals) and light intensity (100%, 86%, 50% and 25% of full sunlight) on seedling growth were examined in four differen ...

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Comparative callus induction efficiency from different explants of Jatropha curcas L. with respect to different phytohormonal combination

Authors: K.C.VERMA, A.K.GAUR

Abstract: Evaluation of regeneration from different explants of Jatropha curcas is supposed to be an interesting tool to extend the knowledge on alternative propagation method, which is of great economic interest. A callus induction protocol was optimized for the faster propagation of elite Jatropha plant. Out of different explants tested (petiole, apical bud and leaf), apical buds were found to be the bes ...

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Influence of bio-chemical fertilizers on growth and yield of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.)

Authors: RAMWANT KM. GUPTA, KRISHAN VERMA, K.P.SINGH, MUNNA SINGH

Abstract: Finger millet (ragi) is the main food grain for many people, especially in dry areas of India and Sri Lanka. The grains contain higher protein, fat and minerals than rice, corn, and sorghum. It is usually converted into flour to prepare cakes, and puddings. It provides a sustaining diet, especially for people associated with hard work. The effect of biofertilizer (Trichoderma) along with farm yar ...

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Design of sustainable procurement model for peas in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand

Authors: MUKESH PANDEY, SUMIT DEOLIA

Abstract: Garhwal because of its conducive agro-climatic conditions has an immense potential for growing various vegetables. Moreover food retail sector is booming with the entry of various corporate giants. In Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, quality of pea is very good but doesn’t have good marketing facility. The present study was undertaken with an aim to develop a profitable procurement model for pea ...

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Morphology of the skull and mandible of Leopard Cat

Authors: MEENA MRIGESH, MANSI SHUKLA, ADITYA KUMAR, ARORA B M

Abstract: The cephalic index of skull was 63.40. The craniofacial index was 10 : 02.60. The orbits were compratively rostral in position. The temporal fossae were greatly extended due to wide outward curve of zygomatic arches. The zygomatic process of frontal bone was well developed. The orbits were compratively rostral in position laying dorsal to the roots of premolars and molars teeth. The large infraorb ...

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Study on cellular immunomodulatory effects of garlic and tulsi in repeat breeding crossbred cows SUNIL KUMAR, H.P. GUPTA, J. K. PRASAD, MRIDULA SHARMA, ANOOP NAUTIYAL

Authors: SUNIL KUMAR, H.P. GUPTA, J. K. PRASAD, MRIDULA SHARMA, ANOOP NAUTIYAL

Abstract: Role of crude extracts of garlic and tulsi as an agent to stimulate uterine defense mechanism was studied by examining total leukocyte count (TLC) and polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (PMNs), in uterine flushing of repeat breeding cows and compared with most sensitive antibiotic (enrofloxacin), selected on the basis of antibiogram. Forty crossbred repeat breeding cows with endometritis we ...

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Effect of different formulated fish diets on water stability and sinking rate

Authors: B. C. JOSHI, A. K. UPADHYAY, MANJULATA BISHT

Abstract: Four experimental diets (D1, D2, D3, and D4) were formulated using locally available by-catch fish waste and other conventional feed ingredients like mustard oil cake, rice bran and tapioca in different ratio. Each diet contained different proportion of protein (28 %, 31 %, 34 % and 37 %). The diet D0 served as control which is normally being used by fish culturists, containing equal part rice bra ...

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Ohmic heating characteristics of aonla pulp

Authors: S. S. PATIL, A. SINGH, M. KULSHRESTHA, B. K. KUMBHAR and M. SAHGAL

Abstract: The present investigation was planned to develop a ohmic heating device and to study the heating characteristics of aonla pulp with a view keeping in mind to reduce quality losses through ohmic heating treatment during aonla puree preparation. Heating characteristics of aonla pulp like electrical conductivity, bulk density and specific heat were evaluated at the time interval of 0, 5 and 10 minute ...

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Ecofriendly blends of tussar and mulberry silk waste with merino wool for fashion apparels

Authors: ALKA GOEL, PUSHPA MAURYA, BHAWANA GOEL

Abstract: Under the present investigation possibility of utilization of silk waste and wool blended yarns on the basis of their physical parameters were explored The handspun yarns were prepared by blending tussar, mulberry silk waste with one of finest and noble textile wool merino in different proportions. It was concluded from the present research that fibers from tussar, mulberry silk waste can be blen ...

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Nutritional quality of whole and dehusked cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) and preparation of products.

Authors: REENA NEGI, PRATIMA AWASTHI, BINDU RANA, RENU SHRESTHA

Abstract: The effect of dehusking on the physical characteristics, minerals and antinutritional factors mainly, tannin and phytate phosphorus of local varieties of cowpea was studied. It was found that the process of dehusking nonsignificantly affected physical characteristics of whole cowpea seeds. Dehusking significantly decreased the total ash, crude fiber, physiological energy, total dietary fiber and m ...

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Measurement of empowerment extent of rural women

Authors: MANMEET KAUR, BHASKAR MISHRA, PRAKASH SINGH, ARCHANA SINGH, SURYA RATHORE

Abstract: Empowerment is a term widely used in the context of women who are equal partners in the development of the society and the nation. This study was conducted in Masodha development block of Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh on 100 women respondents selected from four villages of the block. The result indicated that the maximum per centages of the women respondents were found to be having medium lev ...

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Efficacy of penoxsulam against weed complex, crop growth and yield in transplanted rice

Authors: SHWETA MALIK, V. PRATAP SINGH, S. P. SINGH, V. C. DHYANI, M. K. SINGH, NEETA TRIPATHI, A. KUMAR

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Larval duration and survival of Spilarctia obliqua (Walker) on different natural host plants

Authors: NAMITA SHARMA, SUNITA PANDEY, M.A KHAN

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