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Sharma A.,Central Agricultural University | Grover E.,Allahabad Agricultural Institute
Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources | Year: 2011

The term natural dye, cover all the dyes derived from natural resources such as plants, insects and animals. The colour fastness of a coloured textile is therefore defined as its resistance to changes when subjected to a particular set of conditions. Walnut (Juglans regia Linn.) is a large deciduous, monoecious tree, mostly grown in un-reclaimed and poor soil. In the present study an attempt has been made to dye cotton yarns with walnut bark dye and to test the colour fastness of dyed material against light, crocking, perspiration and washing. It has been found that walnut dye can be successfully used for dyeing of cotton. This dye may be useful in imparting number of fast shades on cotton using common mordants like Alum, FeSO 4, CuSO 4 and Chrome with good fastness properties. Thus, this dye may find its use in dyeing of cotton fabrics.

Kumari J.,National Dairy Research Institute | Kumar S.,National Dairy Research Institute | Gupta V.K.,National Dairy Research Institute | Kumar B.,Allahabad Agricultural Institute
Milchwissenschaft | Year: 2012

Increasing proportion of sweet cream butter milk (SCBM) to buffalo milk significantly (p<0.05) increased moisture content in chhana resulting in significant (p<0.05) increase in yield, and consequently, significant (p<0.05) decrease in fat, protein, lactose and ash contents of the products. The body and texture score of chhana prepared from blend of SCBM and buffalo milk (60:100) on total solids (TS) basis improved significantly without affecting the flavour, colour and appearance. However, the flavour and texture of chhana were adversely affected, obtained from blend of SCBM and buffalo milk (75:100), on TS basis. The sensory score obtained from blend (60:100) was closer to cow milk chhana, using 9point hedonic scale and the textural characteristics of chhana like hardness, gumminess, and chewiness were reduced. Thus, a good quality chhana could be obtained from blend of SCBM and buffalo milk in the proportion of 60:100 on TS basis.

Shakya R.,Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research | Siddiqui S.A.,Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research | Siddiqui S.A.,Allahabad Agricultural Institute | Srivatawa N.,Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture | Bajpai A.,Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture
International Journal of Fruit Science | Year: 2010

Jambul (Syzygium cumini) is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae, and is native to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Indonesia. Systematic breeding and propagation has not been done in this crop until now. The variation observed may result from seed propagation with the J-22 selection being the most dissimilar from other accessions in that it is unique in being seedless. At the same time J-36 was found to occupy a separate cluster from the other two. In the present study, good differentiation and diverse genetic bases of Indian accessions has been demonstrated. The dendogram analysis shows clearly grouped accessions by different geographical regions. Plant improvement, either by natural selection or through the effort of breeders has always relied upon creating, evaluating, and selecting the right combination of alleles. The manipulation of a large number of genes is often required for improvement of even the simplest of characteristics. In the present study, OPZ9 and OPA12 primers detected a small difference between these selections. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Singh P.K.,Allahabad Agricultural Institute
Indian Journal of Horticulture | Year: 2013

A study was conducted to see the affect of cyocel (cu) and bengylamine (BA) on growth and reproductive characters of okra cv. Parbhani Kranti following seed, foliar and seed + foliar methods. Seed + foliar application of 1000 ppm ccc enhanced flowering by 4:9 days. Treatment 75 ppm BA + 1000 ppm ccc gave good quality pods and yield (154.22 q/ha) compared to control (138.60 q/ha).

Murthy K.S.R.K.,IPM Adviser | Yogi K.,Allahabad Agricultural Institute
Pestology | Year: 2010

Rice horned caterpillar Melanitis leda ismene, G is recorded as a pest on Rice. The incidence noticed moderately during September-October, 2009 months on Rice crop around Villages of Mulug (Varghal Mandal-Ranga Reddy District). Since Novaluron 10 EC has been found to be eco-friendly pesticide, it was felt to study the efficacy of this pesticide comparing with that of Neem 1500 ppm EC. Both the insecticides reduced the incidence at different concentrations and found to be useful as a component in Integrated Pest Management. However, the results indicated that use of Neem 1500 ppm EC has improved the quality of Rice grain and resulted increased yields over Novaluron 10 EC at different doses. Thus it is emphatically insisted that both Neem 1500 ppm EC and Novaluron 10 EC could be better fit in the Integrated Pest Management of Rice Insect pests and farmers should be encouraged to utilize these products for the Management.

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