Botany Research Center

Aurangābād, India

Botany Research Center

Aurangābād, India
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Wahegaonkar N.,Botany Research Center | Salunkhe S.M.,Botany Research Center | Palsingankar P.L.,Botany Research Center | Shinde S.Y.,Botany Research Center
Nature Environment and Pollution Technology | Year: 2011

Soil is the source for most of the essential nutrients required by crops for their healthy growth. These nutrients are not always enough in the soil for a plant to grow healthy. The soil analysis provides the farmer with an estimate of the amount of fertilizer nutrients needed to supplement those in soils. Soil is studied for its pH, texture, percent exchangeable sodium, percent organic matter, and salinity expressed as electrical conductivity, water holding capacity and the nutrients available to plants. The present study deals with analysis of 23 soil samples belonging to three different ecological regions.

Khilare V.C.,Botany Research Center | Chavan S.S.,Botany Research Center
Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia | Year: 2011

Fungicide carbendazim is recommended to manage anthracnose of grapes in orchards which is important disease in India. The wild sensitive isolate GA-1 was studied both in vitro and in vivo on grapes. Culturing wild type isolate continuously for five successive passages on carbendazim individually increased resistance significantly. However, reduced resistance was observed when pathogen was cultured alternately or in mixture with different fungicides of amide and conazole groups. Similar type of results was obtained on the grape berries. Use of difenoconazole and myclobutanil alternately and difenoconazole, myclobutanil and propiconazole in mixture appeared to be most useful to break the development of carbendazim resistance in pathogen.

Wahegaonkar N.,Botany Research Center | Shinde S.Y.,Botany Research Center | Falsingankar P.L.,Botany Research Center
Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology | Year: 2011

Rhizosphere, rhizoplane, phyllosphere, phylloplane and endophytic mycoflora of Cajanus cajan, Linn. was isolated. The potential of the isolates for plant growth promotion was evaluated by screening them for Indole -3 acetic acid (IAA) production. 112 species belonging to 32 genera were screened during the present study. 23.62 % of the isolates could produce IAA, in medium containing L- tryptophan. Screening of IAA production was carried out colorimetrically as well as on nitrocellulose membrane.

Sumanth G.T.,Adarsh Senior College | Waghmare B.M.,Botany Research Center | Shinde S.R.,P.A. College
African Journal of Agricultural Research | Year: 2010

India, despite being the largest producer of spices, there is great potential for increasing export of Indian spices. To realize this potential there must be improvement and enhancement of productivity and quality. As per international standards, India does not export more than 10% of its production due to the followings: lack of a number of improved seed varieties that suit different agro-climatic situations and proper adoption of package practices, lack of control measures for diseases, pests and post harvest pathogens. Pathogens adversely affect production and quality of spices. The seed-borne pathogens are one of the major causes of serious diseases in growing crops because of poor health and quality of seeds. To realize this aspect, the study has been undertaken and it is observed that among the tested spices, Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus ustus, Cladosporium cladosporidies, Curvularia lunata, Fusarium oxysporum, Fusarium roseum, Helminthosporium tetramera, Trichoderma viride show maximum incidence on Agar plate and A. alternata, A. flavus, A. niger, A. ustus and H. tetramera have maximum incidence on Blotter plate. © 2010 Academic Journals.

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