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Experimenting the Influence of Growing Media on Growth and Yield of Marigold (Tagetes erecta (L.)) under Protected Environment

A field experiment was conducted at Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur, Trichy to study the effect of different growing media (Experimental plot Soil, Soil + Sawdust (2:1) and Soil + Coirpith (2:1)) with three level of irrigation (120% ETc, 100% ETc and 75% ETc) with three replication on the yield and water use…
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Experimental Study on Character Association and Path Co-efficient Analysis in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.)

The experiment was carried out with 58 germplasm lines of bitter gourd originating from different agroecological regions at the experimental area of the Department of Vegetable Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India to study character association and path analysis. The correlation coefficients were determined to find out the interrelationship among the characters studied. Yield/plant was…
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Critical Studies on Genetic Analysis for Terminal Heat Tolerance in Bread Wheat

Heat stress is a rigorous threat and characterized by an increasing trend in average temperature during reproductive and grain filling stages that caused the force maturity and it is one of the major constraints of wheat productivity in arid, semiarid, tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Reductions in dry matter accumulation and grain yield,…
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Multiannual and Multisite Participative Assessment of Pearl Millet Varieties [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R; Br.]

Participatory research approaches involving farmers in decision making processes help improve the effectiveness of technology development, increase the speed of adoption and payoffs to agricultural research. Here we implemented participatory varietal selection processes to identify and understand smallholder farmers’ criteria for selection and adoption of new millet varieties in north zones. During wet seasons of…
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Investigating the Influence of Alfalfa Seed Belts on Yield Component and Seed Yield in Mainland China

Alfalfa is widely cultivated, and the seed yield differs in different regions due to the climate environment and so on in China. In order to obtain higher yield, alfalfa seed production must choose the most suitable area. Therefore, according to the geographical and climatic conditions, the alfalfa seed production area can be divided into four…
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Effect of Alley Width, Organic Manure and In-situ Moisture Conservation on Groundnut Productivity under Dryland Ecosystem

An experiment was conducted during the kharif season of 2000-01 to 2005-06 to find out suitable alley width and organic manure for groundnut crop on medium black clay soil (vertisols) at MDFRS, Targhadia (Rajkot). The pod and haulm yield of groundnut were improved with the increase in levels of alley width and recorded significantly highest…
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The Use Aqueous1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on Carrots

Effects of aqueous 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on postharvest quality of carrots were evaluated by comparing to gaseous 1-MCP and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) treatments. After washing with tap water, carrots were distributed into 4 batches the first of which was subject to aqueous 1-MCP application, the second to gaseous 1-MCP application, the third to MAP and…
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Organic Food Wastes as Natural Fertilizers

Aim: This study is designed to check that whether or not the organic waste produced in our home can be used as a natural fertilizer and if composting is a feasible way to do it. Methodology: This study focused on the use of fruit peels (sweet lime and banana) generated at home as a natural…
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Botanical Plant Products against Insect Pests of Rice

Rice is an important major crop which feeds half of the world population. Insect pests are major biotic constraint in the rice production and considerable yield reduction hampered the productivity in the rice growing regions of Asian countries. Though, insecticides offer better control of insect pests there are several problems associated with the use of…
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Molecular Detection of Groundnut Bud Necrosis Isolates in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in Andhra Pradesh

The Groundnut bud necrosis virus in tomato (GBNV-To) was maintained on cowpea cv. C-152 in the laboratory. Cowpea was selected as an assay host for the maintenance of the virus, since it has consistently produced more local lesions within four to five days after inoculation. The virus isolates were further confirmed by DAC (Direct antigen…
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