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Latest Research News on Animal Nutrition : Nov 2020

Applied animal nutrition. The use of feed-stuffs in the formulation of livestock rations The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the theory of animal nutrition and the practice of livestock feeding. The subject matter is divided into four main sections, plus appendices. Section I deals with the terms and expressions used…
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November 21, 2020 0

Latest Research News on Stem Cuttings : Nov 2020

Rooting of stem cuttings of Eucalyptus: A rooting inhibitor in adult tissue The available physiological evidence suggests that ontogenetic ageing of E. Grandis seedlings involves a direct and quantitative association between decreased rooting ability of stem cuttings and increased levels of a rooting inhibitor in the tissue forming the base of the cutting. As detected…
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November 20, 2020 0

Latest Research News on Fruit Crops : Nov 2020

Comparative mapping and marker-assisted selection in Rosaceae fruit crops The development of saturated linkage maps using transferable markers, restriction fragment length polymorphisms, and micro-satellites has provided a foundation for fruit tree genetics and breeding. A Prunus reference map with 562 such markers is available, and a further set of 13 maps constructed with a subset…
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November 19, 2020 0

Monitoring and Assessment of Piper guineense Seed Crude Flavonoids for Attractant Activity Using Prostephanus truncatus (Larger Grain Borer)

Background: Prostephanus truncatus, also known as the larger grain borer (LGB), is a maize pest that can infest field crops in storage as well as maize. Natural ways of managing the larger grain borer (LGB) population are increasingly required, as the use of synthetic pesticides has resulted in catastrophic effects on both the environment and…
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November 14, 2020 0

Factors Influencing Hybrid Rice Adoption: A Case of Marginal and Small Farmers

The study was conducted on fifty farmers comprising 33 marginal and 17 small farmers in five villages in Ranchi, Jharkhand’s Kanke block. The study showed that the level of adoption of hybrid rice among the sample farmers was almost 98 percent. Farmers in both classes, however were strongly inclined to adopt hybrid rice production in…
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November 14, 2020 0

Investigating the Effect of In situ Water Harvesting and Stress Management Practices on Relative Leaf Water Content, Leaf Proline and Yield of Cotton under Rainfed Vertisol

During the rabi season of 2016-17, a field experiment was performed at the Regional Research Station, Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu with the SVPR test variety – 2. The goal of the present work was to research the impact of In situ water harvesting, stress management practises on Relative Leaf Water Content (RLWC) physiological parameters, cotton yield…
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November 14, 2020 0

An Overview of Pests and Diseases of Large Cardamom in India under Organic Cultivation and Their Management Practices

There are as many as 23 large-cardamom-associated insect pests found (Amomum subulatum Roxb.). The leaf caterpillar (Artona chorista Jordon), stem borer (Glyphipterix spp.) Shootfly, (Merochlorops dimorphus Cherian) and White grub (Holotrichia sp.) are considered important pests among the insect pests that target large cardamom. The transmission of viral diseases viz., chirke and foorkey is the…
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November 14, 2020 0

Maize Cyst Nematode (Heterodera zeae): Pest of Corn Crop and Their Biological Management

In view of the importance of maize and the supply gap in its demand, the production of maize in the country is given high priority. In addition, maize production is still very poor due to the number of biotic and abiotic variables, including nematode-induced losses. Heterodera zeae is considered an important maize-related nematode among nematodes…
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November 14, 2020 0

Frontier Technologies for Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture

Climate-related problems pose a significant threat to agriculture and its dependent subsistence population. The rising population, hunger and food demand are troubling the agricultural system in order to meet the needs of future generations. The economy is seriously impacted by excessive rainfall and temperatures, recurrent floods, droughts and cyclones, and such devastating events also have…
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November 14, 2020 0

Growing Pea (Pisum sativum L) as Relay Crop with Monsoon Rice: A Resource Conservation Technology in Eastern Indo-Gangetic Flood Plain Soils of Bangladesh

The study was conducted during rabies 2011-2012 at Pulses Research Centre (PRC), Ishurdi, Pabna, Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Jamalpur and Pulses Research Sub-station (PRSS), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh to pick an enhanced pea variety as a relay crop with monsoon rice for well adaptation and higher yield as a green…
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November 14, 2020 0