List of Papers Published in Volume 14 Issue 1


Resource use efficiency in vegetable production in Manipur State

Authors: L. PRISCILLA , S.P. SINGH

Abstract: The study was undertaken in Thoubal district of Manipur state. Three vegetables viz., cabbage, cauliflower and peas were selected on the basis of cultivation acreage. Three stage sampling technique was employed for selection of block, villages and ultimate respondents. Al together, 60 vegetable cultivating farmers were selected for the study. To examine the resource use efficiency in vegetable pro ...

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Drought assessment based on Meteorological Index in Nainital District of Uttarakhand x

Authors: JAYA DHAMI, A.S. NAIN

Abstract: Uttarakhand is primarily a mountainous state with only about ten percent of its total geographical area in the plains. Study carried out in Nainital district of Uttarakhand is located in the foothills of Kumaun region of outer Himalayas. Water scarcity is a burning problem for the hill agrarians of Nainital. Therefore, in this region timely information about rainfall amount, variability and distri ...

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Evaluation of ready mix of fluazifop and fomesafen (Fusiflex, 25 % SL) for effective weed control in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea)

Authors: DHEER SINGH, NAZIM HAMID MIR, NIPENDRA SINGH

Abstract: To study the efficacy of ready mix of fluazifop and fomesafen (Fusiflex 25% SL) for weed control in groundnut, a field experiment was conducted in kharif season for two consecutive years i.e. 2011 and 2012 at Norman E. Borlaug Crop Research Centre of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The experimental findings revealed that the treatment fusiflex ...

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Improvement in winter initiated Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) ratoon crop through agronomical manipulations under subtropical conditions

Authors: DHEER SINGH, VIJENDRA SINGH, NIPENDRA SINGH, R. D. YADAV

Abstract: To study the improvement in winter initiated sugarcane ratoon a field experiment was conducted during three consecutive years i.e. 2008-09 to 2010-11 at Norman E. Borlaug Crop Research Centre of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand (India) having 8 treatments in randomized block design. Higher shoot population, NMC and Cane yield were recorded in t ...

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Suitability of different synthetic and non synthetic media for mass culture of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin

Authors: MONA JOSHI, NEETA GAUR, RENU PANDEY

Abstract: The present investigation was done to test the different growth media; synthetic liquid substrate and non synthetic (agro waste) substrate to find out their suitability for mass multiplication of entomopathogenic fungi, B. bassiana. Among the 15 synthetic media tested maximum biomass (1.67g) was recorded in Czapek Dox Broth (CDB). However maximum sporulation and viability was observed in Potato De ...

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Analysis of genetic components of variance and other quantitative characters in a high lysine maize, DQPMC-4(W) composite at two plant densities

Authors: PRIYANKA MISHRA, SAURABH TRIPATHI, S. S. VERMA

Abstract: DQPMC(W)-4, an open-pollinated variety was used as an experimental material. Biparental progenies were developed using NC Design-I. Fourteen quantitative traits were measured in 128 full-sibs and 32 S1 randomly developed families derived from the maize population, DQPMC-4(W) which were grown in randomized block design at normal and high plant densities. Components of variance, genetic components o ...

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Phenotypic stability for yield and other desirable characters in high quality protein maize (Zea mays L.)

Authors: JITENDRA BHASKAR, S.S. VERMA

Abstract: The genotypic response with respect to environmental fluctuations due to genotype × environment interaction is less defined and non-predictable. The main objective of any maize breeding programme is to develop high yielding varieties/hybrids with better degree of stability over a wide range of environments. A set of 21 quality protein maize (QPM) inbred lines and 3 quality protein maize (QPM) inb ...

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Effect of growth retardant on flowering and fruiting characteristics of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Authors: SATYENDRA SINGH NEGI, SHANT LAL, C.P. SINGH, DEEPTI BISHT, NARAYAN SINGH

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 to study effect of growth retardant on flowering and fruiting characteristics of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus). The experiment was conducted on eleven years old jackfruit trees cv. Pant Garima by using variable concentrations of paclobutrazol. Paclobutrazol was applied as soil drench @ 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 ml with 5 litre of wa ...

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Genetic variability and character association for yield and its component traits in kharif Onion genotypes

Authors: RICHA PYASI, AKHILESH TIWARI

Abstract: A study was conducted involving 33 genotypes of kharif onion to discern the yield characters and component traits in relation to genetic variability and path coefficient analysis. The estimates of means due to genotypes were highly significant for all the characters, indicating the presence of genetic diversity in the existing material. The variation was highest for marketable bulb yield followed ...

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Status of Karnal bunt of wheat in different wheat growing regions of Uttarakhand

Authors: DEEPSHIKHA, BIMLA KUMARI

Abstract: An attempt has been made to draw attention towards the status of Karnal bunt (KB) in major wheat growing areas of Uttarakhand. Karnal bunt of wheat is an important disease in Uttarakhand besides Rusts and Powdery mildew. The post-harvest grain sampling and analysis of grain samples was done for monitoring the status of Karnal bunt disease in different wheat growing regions of Uttarakhand during tw ...

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Influence of gynoecious cucumber varieties and spacing on yield and economics during off-season production under protected condition in North Indian plains

Authors: AWANI KUMAR SINGH, SHRI DHAR, A.D. MUNSI1, VEERPAL SINGH, MUKUL KUMAR, SELLAM PERINBAN

Abstract: Cucumber cultivation in northern India is hampered due to extremes of the temperature during September to March when crop cannot be grown using traditional methods in open field. To exploit this off-season crop can be grown under protected conditions for better economic gain. The experiment was carried out in randomized block design with three replication and 20 treatments combinations comprising ...

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Genetic variability, character association and path analysis in early cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.)

Authors: GEETA GAUR, DHIRENDRA KUMAR SINGH

Abstract: Cauliflower (Barssica oleracea var. botrytis L.) commonly known as phool gobhi, is a valuable vegetable crop grown in India. Early cauliflower is grown from May to March for its curd which is immature inflorescence. Very few efforts have been made in early cauliflower to understand the associations of various yield components and their direct and indirect influence on yield. In present study signi ...

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Analysing awareness and perception of apple growers regarding amended APMC Act in Himachal Pradesh

Authors: MUSTFA HUSSAIN, ASHUTOSH SINGH

Abstract: Indian agricultural marketing system is suffering from various problems viz. improper warehousing, lack of grading and packaging, inadequate transport facilities, presence of large number of middlemen, malpractices of traders, inadequate market information and insufficient funds etc. Long chain of middlemen decrease the producer's share in consumer rupee and exploit the farmer. Though Agricultural ...

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Effects of dietary chromium supplementation on blood biochemical constituents and enzyme activities in lactating crossbred cows

Authors: KUSUM RIKHARI, D. P. TIWARI, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: Crossbred lactating cows (16) were divided into 4 groups of 4 each and were supplemented with chromium at 0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mg per kg DM intake to discern the effect on blood biochemical constituents and enzyme activities. The feeding trial lasted for 90 days. Blood samples were collected from experimental cows at start and end of the feeding trial. The Cr-supplemented cows showed significantly ...

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Effect of dietary garlic (Allium sativum) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder incorporation on growth performance and nutrients utilization in Broiler Chickens

Authors: KHWAIRAKPAM RATIKA, D.P. TIWARI, B.C. MONDAL

Abstract: A feeding trial was conducted to discern the effect of dietary incorporation of garlic and turmeric powder as feed additive on growth performance and nutrient utilization in broiler chicks. A total of 120, day-old broiler chicks were divided randomly into 4 treatment groups with 3 replicates each and 10 broiler chicks per replicate. Chicks of treatment T1 (control) were fed basal diet without any ...

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Gross and histomorphological studies on infundibulum of adult indigenous chicken (Gallus domesticus) of Assam

Authors: S.K.BHART, S.R.TALUKDAR

Abstract: The present study was conducted on the gross and histomorphological structure of left infundibulum in indigenous chicken of Assam. The infundibulum consisted of a wide funnel shaped membranous part and a short tubular part. The mucosa of infundibulum was lined by pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium with primary secondary and tertiary folds and the lamina propria-submucosa was packed with ...

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Optimal rotor design of a synchronous reluctance motor suitable for pumping operation

Authors: ANUBHAV AGRAWAL, AJAY SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: This paper presents the performance analysis of a synchronous reluctance motor (SRM) fed by a non-conventional energy resource used for pumping operation in agriculture. An optimal rotor design is proposed for the SRM, which ensures maximum flux density at q-axis and simultaneously maintains low torque ripple. Finite element analysis is used to determine the characteristic of the drive system even ...

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Formation and application of citronella oil and lemon grass finish on Rambouillet wool and assessment of their physical properties and durability

Authors: ALKA GOEL, REENA GARBYAL

Abstract: Wool is one of the most useful of all textile fibers. Not only it is obtainable in very large quantities but also it is warm fiber with a soft handle and is thus particularly suitable for a variety of garments. Under the present study, pure Rambouillet wool fabric was used for the application of microcapsules which were made through two techniques i.e. simple and complex coacervation technique. Gu ...

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Impact of supplementation of broccoli powder (Brassica oleracea Lvar italic plenck) on blood glucose and lipid profile of non-insulin dependent diabetics

Authors: MADHU, ANITA KOCHHAR, M. JAVED

Abstract: Ninety non-insulin dependent diabetic male pateints in the age group of 40-60 years free from serious complications of diabetics were selected from the Ludhiana Mediways Hospital who were under the supervision of Diabetologist.Selection was based on their fasting and post prandial blood glucose level followed by blood pressure.The selected subjects were divided into three groups I, II and III, eac ...

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Socio demographic and clinical profile of HIV patients attending ART centre of Susheela Tiwari Hospital, Haldwani, Uttarakhand

Authors: S.S. BAGHEL, S. SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The study was conducted at Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) centre of Susheela Tiwari Hospital, Haldwani, Distt. Nainital, Uttarakhand. The data for the study was collected by personal interview and case study. The study revealed that majority of the subject, 41.84 and 55.45 per cent were in the age group 18-30 and 30-60 years, respectively. A 77.28 per cent subjects were literate but only 10.92 per ...

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Parent-adult child co-residence and relationship quality: Two views of a relationship

Authors: KUSHAGRA JOSHI, RITU SINGH, S.K. THIND, SUSHMA JASWAL

Abstract: The study explores the differences in perception of quality of relationship among members of generations co residing across the families of working and non-working daughters-in-law from middle socio-economic status. A total of 480 respondents (N=120 families) comprising of fathers-in-law (30), mothers-in-law (30), sons (30) and daughters-in-law (30) drawn randomly from Upper-middle socio-economic ...

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Role of siblings in social and emotional maturity of adolescents

Authors: KUSHA PANT, RITU SINGH

Abstract: The present study has been carried out to study the influence of presence of siblings on the social and emotional maturity of senior school adolescents. The sample of the study comprised of 277 adolescents studying in class XI selected randomly from the schools located at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Social Maturity Scale by Rao, Emotional Maturity Scale by Singh & Bhargava and a self-designed ques ...

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Socio-economic impact of industrial development on rural families

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI, SUNITA RANI

Abstract: Industrialization plays a significant role in the process of economic development. It helps in employment generation by generating gainful employment opportunities for the unemployed and under-employed labourers. It makes people dynamic, hard-working, mobile, skillful, efficient, and punctual. It brings a change in the way-of life of the people by improving their standard of living. Industrializat ...

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Effect of storage containers on germination, seedling growth and morphological parameters of satawar (Asparagus racemosus) seed

Authors: VIJAY LAXMI, R.S. VERMA, OMVATI VERMA

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