List of Papers Published in Volume 14 Issue 2


Attitude towards working farmer groups

Authors: M. ESAKKIMUTHU

Abstract: India is an agricultural economy. Over 70 per cent of India's population is supported by farm sector. However, in the long run, growth of other sectors is invariably linked to the fortunes of agriculture due to intricate forward and backward linkages. Hence, India's economic status continues to be determined by agriculture sector, and the situation is not likely to change in the foreseeable future ...

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Land use, land cover assessment and discrimination of wheat crop using remote sensing in Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: ANKITA JHA, RAJEEV RANJAN, A S NAIN

Abstract: In the present study, wheat has been discriminated after land use or land cover mapping using multispectral LANDSAT-OLI data. Udham Singh Nagar district, the largest plain area of Uttarakhand with a geographical area of 3,055 km2 has been chosen for the research purpose. Maximum vegetation cover and visual image interpretation based techniques have been adopted in mapping heterogeneity of land cov ...

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Use of multispectral remote sensing data for site-specific soil fertility management

Authors: HIMANI BISHT, A.S. NAIN

Abstract: This present study was conducted at agricultural farm of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Thirty soil samples were collected from the different locations with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS). The samples were analyzed for soil organic carbon and available nitrogen. Various soil-related indices were calculated from LAN ...

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Studies on seed economy and sett treatment in spring planted Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) in sub-tropical India

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

Abstract: A field experiment for three consecutive years i.e. 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 was conducted at Norman E. Borlaug Crop Research Center of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar to explore the possibility of seed cane economy in sugarcane to be planted in subtropical condition. Eighteen treatments consisting of three sett size (one, two and three budded), two se ...

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Influence of nutrient application on growth and productivity of spring planted sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) in sub- tropical North India

Authors: RAJIV KUMAR, DHEER SINGH

Abstract: To study the effects of macro and micro nutrients application on sugarcane yield, an experiment was conducted in spring season for two consecutive years i.e. 2011-12 and 2012-13 at the Norman E. Borlaug Crop Research Centre of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The experiment consisted of twelve treatments viz. control (no fertilizer), N, NP, NP ...

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Influence of weed management on growth and productivity of maize (Zea mays L.) and residual effect on succeeding wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Authors: AMIT BHATNAGAR, M.S. PAL, GURVINDER SINGH

Abstract: To study different weed control measures in maize and residual effect in succeeding wheat crop, experiment consisted of ten treatments viz., Atrazine @ 1.0 kg ai/ha + 1 HW (hand weeding) (T1), Metribuzine @ 0.25 kg ai/ha + 1 HW (T2), Alachlor @ 0.5 kg ai/ha+ Atrazine @ 0.5 kg ai/ha + 1 HW (T3), Glyphosate @ 1.0 kg a.i./ha followed by Atrazine @ 375 g a.i./ha + Alachlor @ 0.5 kg a.i./ha, + 1 HW (T4 ...

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DUS characterization of aromatic rice germplasm

Authors: PREETI MASSEY, S. SINGH, I. D. PANDEY

Abstract: Characterization of 78 aromatic cultivars of rice was done using 29 traits following Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability test (DUS) during kharif season of 2013 and 2014 at Norman E. Borlaugh Crop Research Centre of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India. Out of 78 cultivars studied, 45 were found to be distinctive on the basis of 29 essential cha ...

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Morphological studies and yield performance of promising genotypes of Jatropha under Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: M.K. NAUTIYAL, RAJANI RAWAT, BHAWESH JOSHI, LALIT JOSHI, GEETA PANDEY

Abstract: Study to assess the morphological traits and seed yield of some of the new promising: genotypes and prevalent genotypes of Jatropha, a field experiment was conducted at Medicinal Research and Development Centre (MRDC) of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, U.S. Nagar, Uttarakhand. The trial was replicated thrice in Randomized Complete Block Design (RBD) with nine new pr ...

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Micro mutational response of finger millet (Eleusine coracana Gaertn.) to gamma rays, EMS and NG

Authors: DAMODARA PARIDA, SWARNALATA DAS

Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken to study the extent of micro mutational variability induced by gamma rays, EMS and NG in two morphologically distinct varieties of finger millet ('Indaf 5' and 'Mutant 18') for six polygenic traits. The mutagen treated populations showed increased population variance over the untreated control population for all six characters studied in M2 generation. Howe ...

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Effect of bio-regulators on growth and flowering of gladiolus cv. 'Red Beauty' under different growth conditions

Authors: DIGENDRA SINGH, B. D. BHUJ, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA, SATISH CHAND

Abstract: Gladiolus corms were soaked with different growth regulators each at three levels viz., ethrel (250, 500 and 750 ppm), gibberellic acid (75, 100 and 125 ppm) and thiourea (250, 500 and 1000 ppm) along with control used as treatment. Gibberellic acid was found better than other growth regulators in both the conditions. Soaking of corms with gibberellic acid hastened the corm sprouting, number of le ...

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Effect of pruning levels on vegetative character, flowering behavior, fruit quality and yield of peach cv. Pratap

Authors: M. RIZWAN, P. N. SINGH, S. K SINGH, A. NARAYAN, A. VISEN

Abstract: The present investigation were comprised of T0: Unpruned control (no pruning), T1: Light pruning (removal of 1/3 portion of branch from apical end), T2: Medium pruning (removal of 1/2 portion of branch from apical end) and T3 Heavy pruning (removal of 2/3 portion of branch from apical end). Pruning was done in the month of January after leaf fall. Date of first leaf emergence slightly affected by ...

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Effect of gibberellin and brassinosteroid on vegetative and reproductive growth of pear [Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm.) Nakai] cv. Gola

Authors: VINOD SINGH THAPLIYAL, LOKESH BORA, P N RAI, D. C. DIMRI, MAMTA METWAL

Abstract: The present study consists of seventeen year old pear trees subjected to seven treatments viz., GA3 (50 ppm,100 ppm), BR (0.5 ppm, 1.0 ppm), and GA3 + BR (50 ppm + 0.5 ppm and 100 ppm + 1 ppm) and water as control, sprayed thrice at 15 days intervals starting from petal fall stage. Each treatment was replicated thrice with one tree served as a treatment unit. The experiment was conducted in RBD. T ...

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Effect of plant spacing and pruning intensity on yield and fruit quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Pant Prabhat

Authors: PRABHAKAR JOSHI, SHANT LAL, PANKAJ NAUTIYAL, MAHESH PAL

Abstract: The present investigation entitled “Effect of plant spacing and pruning intensity on yield and fruit quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Pant Prabhat” was conducted at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand during the year 2011-12 and 2012-13. The treatments were consisted of two plant spacing (i.e. 2.0X1.0 m & 2.0X2.0 m) and three pruning intensi ...

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Response of different leaf cushioning on post harvest behaviour of mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Dashehari

Authors: VANDANA DHAMI, C. P. SINGH

Abstract: The experiment was conducted during 2010-11 and 2011-12 with the objective of determining suitable cushioning treatment for better shelf life and quality of mango (Mangifera indica) fruits. The experiment was laid out in factorial completely Randomized Design with six treatments and four replications. Fresh leaves of plants known to possess anti- microbial properties were collected during the frui ...

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Field evaluation of urdbean germplasm against Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus in Northwestern Tarai region of India

Authors: SRINIVASARAGHAVAN A, SHRISHTI LINGWAL, K. P. S. KUSHWAHA

Abstract: A total number of 70 genotypes of urdbean were evaluated for source of resistance against Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV) during the year 2012 and 2013. Yellow mosaic disease (YMD) in urdbean genotype ranged from 1.3% (IPU-2-43) to 100% (Palampur 93 and Kullu-4) during 2012 and 0.4 % (IPU-10-23) to 100% (Palampur 93) during 2013. The maximum AUDPC ('A') and ARI ('r') value for pooled da ...

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Efficiency of selection procedures for improvement in yield and its attributes in vegetable pea (Pisum sativum L.)

Authors: PRATIBHA, Y. V. SINGH

Abstract: Efficiency of selection procedure viz., pedigree, random bulk and single seed descent method for yield and its attributes in pea was studied in F3 generation involving sixteen crosses. Significant differences were observed among the breeding methods for all the traits in all the crosses except for days to flowering. The pedigree selection method was found effective for improvement of characters vi ...

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Productivity enhancement through probiotic and zeolite in fish culture practices in Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: S.K. SHARMA, ANUP KUMAR

Abstract: Water quality is the fore most important limiting factor in pond fish production, so zeolites are used in aquaculture with the aim to provide pollution control, remove N-compounds, increase oxygen level and an ideal means of managing ammonia levels in aquaculture system. As far as feed of fish is concern, to maintain feed quality, probiotics are used. These probiotics increase the population of fi ...

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Effect of rumen liquor inoculation on the onset of rumination and body weight gain in cattle calves

Authors: KOPAL BIHARI, D. V. SINGH, SANJAY KUMAR, J. PALOD, S.K. SINGH, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: Oral inoculation of rumen liquor, collected from fistulated bullock, was attempted in a total of 32 calves (20 crossbred and 12 Sahiwal cattle) following three different protocols, viz. beginning from 6, 11 and 16 days. Inoculum's amount began from 5 ml/ day, with periodic increment of 5 ml/ day, till onset of rumination was observed. There was a significant advancement in the onset of rumination ...

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Optimization of bio-composite material constituents for developing yak saddle

Authors: P. M. D' SOUZA, JAYANT SINGH, T. P. SINGH, P. C. GOPE, V. K. SINGH

Abstract: The design of traditional implements fulfilled the farming purpose with long exposure and understanding. However, there is plenty of scope to amend the design predicated on animal-machine-environment interaction so as to have more output, incremented efficiency and preserving the environment by avoiding deforestation without endangering the animal health. Superseding of wooden component with bio-c ...

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Application of Justicia adhatoda L. leaf extract as antibacterial finish on cotton fabric

Authors: SHAZIA MEHTAB, MANISHA GAHLOT, ANITA RANI

Abstract: Number of synthetic antimicrobial finishes are available commercially which adversely affect the environment. The present study considers the possibilities of anti-bacterial finish by using plant extracts. The methanolic extract of Justicia adhatoda L. leaf was prepared through soxhlet apparatus. Earlier Justicia adhatoda L. was named as Adhatoda vasica L. Prepared extract was used as finish with ...

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Effect of scouring on properties of dhaincha fibres

Authors: MONIKA NEGI, ANITA RANI, MANISHA GAHLOT

Abstract: Natural fibres have wide scope of application in textile field, particularly due to recent tilt towards ecofriendly textiles. Uttarakhand, located in the northern part of India, is an incredible abode for sourcing of underutilized fibres owing to large forest cover. Sesbania aculeata locally known as dhaincha yields harsh, coarse and shiny fibres that has potential to find use in the different sec ...

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Comparison of adaptive behavioural skills of mentally challenged children across their degree of mental challenge

Authors: RASHMI UPRETI, RITU SINGH

Abstract: The present study assessed and compared the adaptive behaviour skills of 150 mentally challenged children from 3 RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) recognised special schools of Delhi across their degree of mental retardation. Sample was drawn randomly in equal proportions from three categories of mental challenge viz. mild, moderate and severe mental challenge, belonged to low and middle incom ...

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Bio-efficacy of low volume herbicide molecules on weeds and pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh]

Authors: M. P. SEMWAL, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, ANIL SHUKLA

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Response of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) to non-selective herbicides in respect to weed control and yield attributing traits

Authors: AKHILESH TIWARI, VARSHA PANDEY

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