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Mohandas T.P.,P2 Basic Seed Farm | Ghosh A.,CSR and TI | Saraswathi P.,NSSO | Shantala R.,Regional Sericulture Research Station | Veeraiah T.M.,NSSO
Indian Journal of Sericulture | Year: 2010

To know the optimum plant density and geometry under manual or mechanized mulberry cultivation, an experiment was conducted in Randomized Block Design with six mulberry plantation geometry and different plant density per hectare. The different spacing included 60 x 60 cm, 90 x 90 cm, three paired row systems, and one mono row. Leaf yield was significantly higher in 60 x 60 cm spacing compared to all other treatments. By the third year leaf yield in (90+180) x 60 spacing came very close to that in 60 x 60, although there was a significant difference between the two. However, comparatively cost of production per kilogram of leaf was less and rearing parameters and cocoon characteristics were superior in the former than in the latter. Overall the results indicated that, under specific plant density and geometry, plantation in wider spacing and especially in paired row system is advantageous for the longevity of the garden, productivity with better quality, cconomization, amenability to mechanization and suitability to shoot rearing.

Shankara,Cold Storage Plant | Giridhar K.,NSSO | Thandapani M.,NSSO | Biram Saheb N.M.,SSPC
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Scientific method of preservation, proper stock maintenance, timely release and supply of disease free layings in well-organized manner play a vital role in the sustenance and growth of the silk industry, particularly in bivoltine seed sector. The software has been developed during 2005 using MS-Access 2000 with Windows Operating System. A Pentium-Ill Computer, 128 MB RAM with Windows-98 Pentium IV Computer with Windows-2000, Windows-Millennium or Windows XP and MS-Access 2000 version or above is sufficient to run the software. This software has been tested thoroughly for over six years for its efficiency and accuracy with large volume of data received from the units. The user can obtain supply reports/data of individual center with particular receipt number. Any problem with any lot, issued among different sericulturists during a particular period, can easily be analyzed and feedback can be generated with this menu.

Benchamin K.V.,NSSO
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

The International Center for Training and Research in Tropical Sericulture (ICTRETS) was established at Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Mysore, India, to meet the needs of many countries to introduce or expand sericulture. It helped in creating skilled man power in different areas in these countries contributing towards significant increase in silk production. Many small countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America expressed strong desire to take up sericulture and silk production. Significant research and development (R&D) efforts were initiated by CSB after the establishment of CSRTI to address the problems in sericulture. Three programs were started during the second phase of development of the ICTRETS, such as Refresher Course, Orientation Course, and Consultancy Service. ICTRETS started in 1980 and continued till 1994 through its 4 phases when 548 participants, including 160 from India and 388 from 28 other countries availed the training facility.

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