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Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University , Hindi: जवाहर लाल नेहरु कृषि विशवविधालय, is a public university in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India specializing in the field of agriculture. It is recognized and accredited by University Grants Commission. Wikipedia.

Sondhia S.,Directorate of Weed Science Research | Khare R.R.,Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment | Year: 2014

The ability of herbicides to be adsorbed by the soil and sediment and their tendency to be desorbed are some of the most important factors affecting soil and water contamination. Therefore, a sorption study was conducted to evaluate the adsorption of cyhalofop-butyl, butyl (2R)-2-[4-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenoxy) phenoxy] propanoate, in the sandy clay loam and clayey soils using a batch equilibrium method. The adsorption of cyhalofop-butyl was found positively related with the clay and organic carbon content. Freundlich constants (Kf) of cyhalofop-butyl in the clayey and sandy clay loam were found to be 13.39 and 2.21, respectively. Sorption coefficients (Koc) and distribution coefficients (Kd) were found to be 265.38 and 2,092.79, and 1.38 and 11.48, for sandy clay loam and clayey soils, respectively. The adsorption isotherm suggested a relatively higher affinity of cyhalofop-butyl to the adsorption sites at low equilibrium concentrations. The low value of the soil organic carbon partition coefficient (Koc) of cyhalofop-butyl in the sandy loam soil suggested its weaker adsorption in soil and thus increased its risk of mobility into water sources; hence, it should be used judiciously to prevent groundwater contamination © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Swain S.,Indian Agricultural Research Institute | Swain S.,Central Agricultural Research Institute | Samuel D.V.K.,Indian Agricultural Research Institute | Bal L.M.,Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University | Kar A.,Indian Agricultural Research Institute
International Journal of Food Properties | Year: 2014

Experiments were conducted to study the kinetics of colour change of yellow sweet pepper during microwave-assisted convective drying at power levels of 280, 210, 140, and 70 W; temperatures of 60, 45, and 30°C; and a constant air velocity of 1.5 m/s. Colour change kinetics were determined using Hunter's primary L, a, b values, chroma, hue, total colour change (ΔE), and browning index (BI) values. The results indicated that the degradation of a, ΔE, and hue followed zero order kinetics and L, b, chroma, and browning index followed first order kinetics. The rate constant was assumed to have Arrhenius-type dependence on temperature. Again, based on activation energy, b and hue parameters proved to be the most sensitive measures of color change, which could be taken into account during thermal processing of capsicum for getting a quality product. Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Shukla P.,Government Science College | Khanna A.,St Aloysius College | Jain S.K.,Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | Year: 2011

The present investigation was undertaken to study the role of working conditions in occupational hazards among bidi rollers occupationally exposed to tobacco dust with reference to DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes. Initially, biomonitoring was conducted by estimating urinary thioether to detect the extent of xenobiotic exposure, and genotoxicity was evaluated by assessing DNA damage and micronucleus frequency in buccal epithelial cells in female bidi rollers occupationally exposed to bidi tobacco dust. Student′s t-test was used to test the significance between the means. Results showed a significant increase in urinary thioether level in during-shift urine samples as compared to pre-shift samples, which indicated exposure of bidi rollers to xenobiotic compounds. A significant increase in DNA damage was observed in the rollers working in confined environment as compared to those who worked in open and mixed kind of working conditions. Keeping in view the adverse effects of tobacco inhalation on the genotoxic effects in bidi rollers as an occupational hazard and in order to minimize the hazardous effects, it is recommended that masks should be worn by the bidi rollers during work to minimize inhalation of tobacco dust. Gloves should be worn particularly if there are bruises etc. in the palm. To minimize the absorption through eyes, covered glasses should be worn. The entire process of bidi rolling may be done preferably under well ventilated conditions. Due care to be taken to sit in the direction facing the direction of wind to avoid inhalation of blown away tobacco dust.

Khare R.R.,Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University | Sondhia S.,Directorate of Weed Science Research
Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes | Year: 2014

This study was conducted to evaluate cyhalofop-p-butyl mobility in a sandy loam soil and subsequent distribution of residues at various depths under field conditions. Soil samples were taken from 0 to 150 cm depths at 3-90 d after rains in lysemeter of 1 and 2 m depths. Cyhalofop-p-butyl application at two rates and subsequent precipitation had a significant impact on soil, physico-chemical properties and herbicide mobility. Precipitation caused substantial mobility of cyhalofop-p-butyl in the soil and 1.1-7.6 μg L-1 of cyhalofop-p-butyl was found in leachates. Cyhalofop-p-butyl residues in the leachates were probably due to preferential flow through the soil. Cyhalofop-p-butyl residues were detected in significant amounts from the soil up to 10 d, later, residues were found below the detection limit but its three transformation products viz., cyhalofop acid, diacid, and phenol were detected. © 2014 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Sahoo N.R.,Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology | Bal L.M.,Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University | Pal U.S.,Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology | Sahoo D.,Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization | Year: 2014

The effect of packaging materials [low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP)] and storage environment [modified atmospheric packaging (MAP)] on shelf life enhancement of bell pepper in terms of quality attributes such as physiological weight loss, ascorbic acid, texture, surface colour and subjective quality analysis have been studied at ambient and refrigerated condition. Different packaging techniques used for the experiment were MAP with LDPE, MAP with PP, MAP in perforated LDPE films, MAP in perforated PP films, shrink packaging with bi-axially oriented PP (BOPP) film and vacuum packaging with PP film. The in-pack bell pepper created a suitable headspace environment with low O2 and high CO2 concentrations, which resulted in a better retention of freshness of the vegetables and its marketability. Shrink packaging with BOPP film could not yield better result under ambient storage because of high water vapor transmission rate of the film and consequently loss of turgidity of the vegetables. Among different packaging techniques and storage conditions, MAP with PP film in refrigerated condition was found to be the best followed by vacuum pack with PP film in refrigerated condition and could be used to store for 20 days for bell pepper with maintenance of texture, colour, ascorbic acid and marketability. It is also inferred that under ambient conditions, bell pepper could be stored for 4 days using ventilated LDPE and PP as MAP storage. Further studies are needed to evaluate the sensory aspects, as well as to microbiological evaluation to characterize the fresh bell pepper during storage. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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