List of Papers Published in Volume 14 Issue 3


Economics of major pulses and oilseeds grown by the tribal farmers in tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: SHALINI RAGHAV, SANJAI KUMAR SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The study conducted in tarai region of Uttarakhand was based on data collected from 45 tribal farmers for the agricultural year 2008-09. The study aims at examining the cost of and return from major pulses and oilseeds grown by the tribal farmers. Economics of the crops was measured using total cost concept. The major pulses grown by the tribal farmers were lentil, gram and pea. A major oilseed gr ...

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Estimation of current fallow using remote sensing technology in Udham Singh Nagar District of Uttarakhand

Authors: N RAMU, MAHENDRA SINGH PAL, AJEET SINGH NAIN

Abstract: Land use and land cover mapping serve as a basic inventory of land resources throughout the world. Remote sensing offers a wide means of acquiring and presenting land cover data globally and timely. The present study aims to find out the land use/land cover features of Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state, India through application of Remote sensing and GIS. At present the reported geog ...

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Subsoiling and fertilizer placement effect on yield performance, soil physico-chemical properties, nutrient uptake and nutrient recovery by sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)

Authors: PAHAL SINGH, S. K. SAINI, T. C. THAKUR, AMIT BHATNAGAR

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 2007-2008 at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India to study the effect of subsoiling and deep placement of fertilizers on soil fertility and nutrient uptake in sugarcane (Var : Co-Pant 90223). The experiment consisting of eight treatments, viz. Ploughing + 4 Harrowing + Furrow application of fertilizers (FAF), Ploughing + 2 Ro ...

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Situational analysis of agriculture in Kangshabati Irrigation Command Area, West Bengal: An observation to the issues and challenges

Authors: SUJIT MANDAL

Abstract: The fulfillment of the ever increasing demand of food crops is a significant issue in India. To assure the food security of the common people, the agricultural practices should be improved in mand Area (KICA) is a vulnerable agricultural region of West Bengal. The region suffers from frequent agricultural troducing proper technological know-how. The Kangshabati Irrigation Com drought. The present ...

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Effect of cultivars and picking dates on physico-chemical characteristics of Karonda (Carissa carandas L.) jelly

Authors: K.K.MISRA, SUNEETA SINGH and OMVEER SINGH

Abstract: Karonda jelly was prepared from three cultivars viz., Pant Manohar, Pant Sudarshan and Pant Suvarna three different picking dates, 40, 60 and 80 days after fruit set. The storability of the jelly samples were evaluated at ambient temperature for a period of nine months. The jelly prepared from Pant Suvarna fruits exhibited maximum moisture, total soluble solids (T.S.S.), reducing sugar, non reduci ...

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Genetic divergence studies in Gladiolus

Authors: NEELAM THAKUR, B.D. BHUJ, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA and SATISH CHAND

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out with 20 genotypes of gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) which were evaluated to assess the genetic diversity existing among them. The data were subjected to multi varriate test. The original mean values were transformed to normalize variables & all possible D2 values were collected. Grouping was done using Torcher's method. All the genotypes were gr ...

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Effect of shoot pruning severity and plant spacing on leaf nutrient status and yield of guava cv. Pant Prabhat

Authors: PANKAJ NAUTIYAL, SHANT LAL and C. P. SINGH

Abstract: The experiment was conducted at Horticulture Research Centre, Patharchatta, Department of Horticulture, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, India during the year 2014-15 and 2015-16. Five years old grafted, well trained guava plants planted under high density were selected for the study. The treatments consisted of two plant spacings (i.e. 2.0 m x 1.0 m and 2 m x 2 m spacing) and seven shoot pruning severity ...

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Effect of various methods of crop regulation on growth, yield and fruit quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Pant Prabhat

Authors: PUNAM KINDO, SHANT LAL, PRATIBHA

Abstract: An experiment on crop regulation was carried out during the year 2004-05 on six-years-old bearing trees of guava (Psidium guajava L) cv. Pant Prabhat, to investigate the effect of various crop regulation methods on yield and fruit quality. The treatments were comprised of six shoot pruning methods i.e. (T1): One leaf pair pruning (retaining one leaf pair at the base of the shoot) (T2): Two leaf pa ...

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Calibration of potassium requirement for maximum and economic yields of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) in a Mollisol of Uttarakhand

Authors: SARVESH KUMAR, SOBARAN SINGH

Abstract: Turmeric has a high demand for plant nutrients and generally responds to applied nutrients for yield & quality. Soil test values were calibrated for potassium requirements for maximum and economic yields of turmeric in an Aquic Hapludoll of Mollisol of Uttarakhand. The R2 value of 0.687* was obtained to be significant when multiple regression of turmeric with soil test values, fertilizer doses ...

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The interplay between intellectual capital and new product development: an empirical investigation of Agricultural Research Institutes in India

Authors: AJAY KUMAR SAINI, HARPREET SINGH GREWAL, HARISH KUMAR SINGLA

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to see the relationship of intellectual capital with new product development in agricultural research institutes in India. A questionnaire based survey was conducted and 32 agricultural research institutes were personally contacted and the responses were recorded through 5-point scale questionnaire. Structural Equation model was used for the analysis purpose and it is f ...

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End-Users attitude towards the aAQUA e-Agriservice: Dairy farmers perspective in Maharashtra

Authors: S. K. WADKAR, ASIF MOHAMMAD, S. D. ARGADE, PRABHUGAOUDA K., R. B. KALE5

Abstract: End-users acceptance has been major obstacle to the success of new technology. Attitude is vital for acceptance and sustainability of new technology or knowledge interventions. The study envisaged to evaluate the attitude of dairy farmers towards aAQUA (Almost All Questions Answered) e-Agriservice. A Likert-type-scale was developed, consisted of 22-items, covered under four construct, viz., pessim ...

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Diversity analysis in Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) germplasm.

Authors: CHANDER MOHAN, J P SINGH, DHIRENDRA SINGH, SUNIL KUMAR, ATUL KUMAR GUPTA

Abstract: Principal component analysis was carried out using morphological traits in 91 germplasm accessions along with 3 checks of fennel (Fennel vulgare Mill.). The analysis resulted in the identification of thirteen clusters. The largest cluster had 14 accessions followed two cluster each containing 11 and 10 accessions respectively. Average distance of cluster centroids was found to be range from 1.995 ...

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Effect of delayed sowing on quality and yield attributes of different Rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes

Authors: VEENA PANDEY, DEEPIKA SHARMA, SHAILESH CHANDRA SHANKHDHAR, DEEPTI SHANKHDHAR

Abstract: To examine the effect of late sowing (after 15 days of normal) on grain quality and yield, a field experiment was conducted during the kharif season of year 2011 with six rice genotypes namely, hybrids KRH-2, PA-6129, PHB-71 and inbreds AK-DHAN, NDR-359, VARADHAN. Yield parameters (number of primary and secondary branches per panicle, biological yield, economic yield and harvest index) and quality ...

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Strategies for establishing cool chain infrastructure, IQF & concentrate plant in Kumaon division of Uttarakhand

Authors: ANKUR SAXENA, ASHUTOSH SINGH, SAURABH SINGH

Abstract: Uttarakhand is blessed with varied agro climatic regions (temperate as well as tropical), which gets further strengthened by its differing geographical and topographical conditions. These attributes make Uttarakhand most acquiescent destination for production of a good number and variety of Horticulture (Fruits & Vegetables) and Agricultural crops (though horticulture is a subset of agricultur ...

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Testing Assumptions in Linear Regression Models: A Case Study

Authors: CHUDA PRASAD DHAKAL

Abstract: Assumptions testing techniques in linear regression are not simply abundant, but are also severely confusing in many occasions. To shed light on such ambiguous scenario through a real life example, in this paper, two popular assumptions testing tools: regression diagnostic and statistical test of hypothesis are mentioned in detail. Accordingly the degree of clarity in the subject matter is met by ...

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Supplementation effect of kadipatta leaf powder on blood parameters in white leghorn layer

Authors: ANSHU RAHAL, KHUSHBOO RISHISHWAR

Abstract: Kadipatta (Murraya Koeingii) is used in Ayurvedic medicine for ailment of various diseases. In order to study effect of its inclusion on blood –biochemical parameters in poultry, a twelve week feeding trial was conducted on 120 White leghorn layers. The experimental birds were randomly divided into six treatment groups viz., T1, Control; T2, 0.5% Kadipatta leaf powder; T3, 0.5% Neem leaf powder; ...

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Optimization of tine spacing, tine length and toolbar spacing for sowing of various crops in rice-wheat combine harvested field

Authors: VINEET SHARMA, T. P. SINGH

Abstract: Rice straw in its loose form, left after harvesting by combine harvesters, results into frequent choking of furrow openers of no-till drill during drilling of wheat, which is one of the major barriers and make adverse situation for extensive use of no-till seed-cum-ferti drill. The residue handling capability of no-till drills could be enhanced probably by increasing the spacing of tines on toolba ...

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Value addition of Dhaincha fibres through dyeing for product development

Authors: MAMTA ARYA, ANITA RANI, MANISHA.GAHLOT

Abstract: The growing ecological consciousness and limited land availability for cultivation of fibre yielding crops have pressed researchers to explore under-utilized and new natural resources that could be used in place of conventional textile fibres for numerous end uses both technical and aesthetic. Dhaincha is a green manure crop used prior to paddy cultivation in Uttarakhand and is also one of the val ...

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Effect of anionic and cationic softener on the property of Kydia calycina fibres

Authors: TAYYABA FATMA, SHAHNAZ JAHAN

Abstract: Softening is beneficial process to reduce the flexural rigidity of Kydia calycina fibres and make it suitable for preparation of yarn. The Kydia calycina fibres were extracted from the young shoots of Kydia calycina plant through water retting. The extracted fibres were scoured with pectinase enzyme and bleached with TAED activated sodium perborate. In the present study, appropriate softening meth ...

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Perceived stress among parents of mentally challenged children: analysis across their educational status

Authors: RASHMI UPRETI, RITU SINGH

Abstract: The present study assessed and compared the type and level of stress perceived by the parents of 150 mentally challenged children from 3 RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) recognized special schools of Delhi across their education level. Sample was randomly drawn in equal proportions from three levels of mental challenge i.e. mild, moderate and severe from both low and middle income groups. The ...

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Weed control in dry-seeded rice with penoxsulam

Authors: RAM SINGH, S.P. SINGH, V.P. SINGH, SIRAZUDDIN, HIMANSHU VERMA, D.K. SHUKLA

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