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Sahoo S.,KIIT University | Mohanty S.,OUAT | Sahoo T.,OEC
Souvenir of the 2014 IEEE International Advance Computing Conference, IACC 2014 | Year: 2014

This paper introduces a method of preference analysis based on electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis of prefrontal cortex activity. The proposed method applies the relationship between EEG activity and the Egogram. The EEG senses a single point and records readings by means of a dry-type sensor and a number of electrodes. The EEG analysis adapts the feature mining and the clustering on EEG patterns using a self-organizing map (SOM). EEG activity of the prefrontal cortex displays individual difference. To take the individual difference into account, we construct a feature vector for input modality of the SOM. The input vector for the SOM consists of the extracted EEG feature vector and a human character vector, which is the human character quantified through the ego analysis using psychological testing. In preprocessing, we extract the EEG feature vector by calculating the time average on each frequency band: θ, low- β, and high- β. To prove the effectiveness of the proposed method, we perform experiments using real EEG data. These results show that the accuracy rate of the EEG pattern classification is higher than it was before improvement of the input vector. © 2014 IEEE.


Samant T.K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra | Mishra K.N.,OUAT
Indian Journal of Agricultural Research | Year: 2014

The post- emergence application of quizalofop ethyl at 1.0 kg ha-1 at 15 DAS with one hand weeding at 25 DAS was the most effective and economical for controlling the grassy weeds in groundnut with maximum pod yield and haulm yield of 22.6 q ha-1 and 20.46 q ha-1, respectively. This treatment also minimized nitrogen, phosphorus and potash removal by weeds to a tune of 91.2, 84.1 and 89.7%, respectively over that of weedy check, resulting in better nutrient uptake by the crop. The maximum dry weed biomass at harvest was 250.3 g m-2 in weedy check followed by quizalofop ethyl at 0.75 kg ha-1 at 25 DAS. The weed control efficiency was highest (72.3 %) in application of quizalofop ethyl @1.0 kg ha-1 with one hand weeding, which gave maximum benefit- cost ratio of 2.49 and net return of Rs.53067 ha-1 with additional income of Rs.36534 ha-1 over weedy check.


Bhukta D.,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University | Dash G.C.,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University | Mishra S.R.,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University | Baag S.,OUAT
Ain Shams Engineering Journal | Year: 2015

Dissipative effect on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) mixed convective unsteady flow of an electrically conducting fluid over a stretching sheet embedded in a porous medium subject to transverse magnetic field in the presence of non-uniform heat source/sink has been investigated in this paper. The method of solution involves similarity transformation. The coupled nonlinear partial differential equations governing flow, heat and mass transfer phenomena are reduced into set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The transformed equations are solved numerically by using Runge-Kutta fourth order method associated with shooting technique. The numerical computation of skin friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number is presented in tables. The work of previous authors is compared with the present work as particular cases in the absence of unsteady parameter, solutal buoyancy, Darcy dissipation and chemical reaction. The results of steady and unsteady cases are also discussed. The important findings are as follows: effect of electric field enhances the skin friction contributing to flow instability. Higher Prandtl number is suitable for the reduction of coefficient of skin friction which is desirable. © 2015 Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University.


Beheraa B.S.,OUAT | Panda B.,Utkal University | Jena S.,Faculties from Dhenkanal Auto College
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2015

Now this era of Agriculture is treated as ICT mediated Market Led Agriculture Extension era. So in this Information revolution age we can't able to survive without Information. As per R.T.I. act 2005 every person deserves his/her right for Information. So by giving respect to Information we should create a Revolution on Information by the enchanting mantra "Soochana se Samadhan".India is second largest producer of commodities such as fruits and vegetables. One of the key issues, which require research, is the method by which we can reduce the post harvest loss, which is quite substantial at present. This would need design of cost effective, efficient, environment friendly storage system. Also, there is need for value addition to agricultural produce to maximize the agriculture return. This paper attempts to highlight the importance of ICT in improving marketing activities of retail business in agricultural areas in Indian economy. This paper also discusses vast potential of implementing the same in Indian agricultural business activities with some success stories, models for justification of the importance of ICT in Agriculture Retail Marketing. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


Behera B.S.,OUAT | Das T.K.,OUAT | Jishnu K.J.,OUAT | Behera R.A.,OUAT | And 2 more authors.
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2015

This era is called as ICT era which comprises the ICT Mediated Agriculture Extension in Rural as well as Urban areas to disseminate the ethics of information by Decision Support System (DSS), Management Information System(MIS) and Expert System(ES) by impregnating the User Interface and Knowledge Management System. So, E-Agriculture, therefore describes an emerging field focused on the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication process. The main Objective is to provide an Interface to farmers and consumers and to facilitate linking up of agriculture produce marketing cooperative.ITCs,E-chaupal,IT-Kiosks,Eid-party agriline,Gyandoot Project,Warana weired Village,Information Village Project of MSSRF(MS Swaminathan Research Foundation),I-kisan project of Nagarjun group of companies,Kisan Call Center(KCC),Bhoomi Project,Village Knowledge Center etc. are the recent development in e-governance mediated agriculture in India.It add value to the lives of Farmers and End-users in a Sustainable way through Knowledge Management Portals, e-kiosks, Common Service centers in grass root level. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


Pradhan A.K.,BCKV | Beura K.,BAU | Das I.,OUAT | De N.,BHU
Ecology, Environment and Conservation | Year: 2014

Cadmium (Cd) is a highly toxic heavy metal and therefore represents a potential threat to the environment and human health. A study has been carried out to evaluate the sorption and kinetics of Cadmium in various types of vermicompost. The experiment was conducted on six different types of vermicompost at Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Banaras Hindu University. Six vermicompost bins/units were developed for decomposition of a few selected base materials like, temple wastes, vegetable crop residues, grass residues, dry mango leaf litter, regular farmyard manure and Cow dung. The study concludes that vermicompost is an effective adsorbent for the removal of Cd (II) metal ions from its aqueous solution. Vermicompost is able to adsorb nearly 80-99% of the cadmium in solution at variable concentrations. Vermicompost can thus be recommended for application to the soil for removal of Cadmium, and owing to its good nutrient composition it would prove helpful in improving the physical and chemical properties of the soil. Copyright © EM International.


Mohapatra S.K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra | Samal K.C.,OUAT | Munsi P.S.,Horticulture and Agril. Botany
International Journal of Agricultural and Statistical Sciences | Year: 2015

Boron and molybdenum are essential micronutrients required for normal plant growth and development of vegetative and reproductive parts including yield. But the deficiency of these micronutrients causes many anatomical, physiological and biological changes and has threatened the cultivation of cole crops. Keeping this in view, the present investigation was undertaken to study the effect of organic manures, micronutrients and bio-fertilizers on growth, yield and management of physiological disorders in broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. Italica Plenck) during 2008-09 and 2009-10 at Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Keonjhar, Odisha. Out of 24 treatment combinations, the treatment M3F5 (100% RDF + bio-fertilizer + boron @ 18 kg ha-1 + ammonium molybdenum @ 1.8 kg ha-1 + FYM @ 5 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1) recorded the highest curd yield (139.5 q ha-1) and 82% less incidence of stem cracking as well as whiptail disorder than control. Higher levels of ascorbic acid, reducing sugar and total sugar were also recorded in broccoli manured with FYM and vermicompost as compared to other treatment combinations. It also resulted better quality curd, but comparatively low yield. The highest cost of cultivation (Rs. 43,508/-) per hectare was recorded under the treatment supplemented with vermicompost @ 5 t ha-1 + 100% RDF (150:45:80 kg ha-1) + bio-fertilizers (Azotobacter + Azospirillium + PSB @ 2 kg each ha-1) + boron @ 18kg ha-1 +molybdenum @ 1.8 kg ha-1. The maximum gross income of Rs. 2,09,235/-and benefit cost ratio of 5.1 were recorded when broccoli crop was grown by applying 100% RDF + bio-fertilizer + Boron @ 18 kg ha-1 + molybdenum @ 1.8 kg ha-1 + FYM @ 5 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1 by spending Rs. 41,188/-. It was concluded that out of 24 treatments application 100% RDF + bio-fertilizer + boron @ 18 kg ha-1 + ammonium molybdenum @ 1.8 kg ha-1 + FYM @ 5 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1 was ideal for effective yield and less incidence of stem cracking as well as hollowness of stem.


Mahapatra I.C.,OUAT
Indian Journal of Agronomy | Year: 2011

Farming system research is a multi-disciplinary holistic approach to solve the problems of small and marginal farms. Small and marginal farmers are the core of the Indian rural economy constituting 80% of the total farming community but possessing only 36% of the total operational land. The declining trend of per caput land availability poses a serious challenge to the sustainability and profitability of farming. Under such conditions, it is appropriate to integrate land-based enterprises, viz. dairy, fishery, poultry, duckery, apiary, field and horticultural crops within the farm, with the objective of generating adequate income and employment for these small and marginal farmers and thereby improved livelihoods. The production system adopted during Green Revolution has been explorative and the natural resources like soil and water were subjected to immense pressure beyond carrying capacity. As a result sustainability of agricultural production system and the farming system is in crises. This suggests the urgent need of integrated farming system development where the various components of the farming system may be integrated to improve productivity and profitability as well as resource conservation along with maintenance of the environment. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) occupies a position of overwhelming importance in Asian agriculture and it constitutes the bulk of the Asian diet. For many people in the poor countries, rice is the main source of energy, and it plays an important role in providing livelihood to the Asian population. It is largely grown in Asia (90% area) under diverse conditions of soil, climate, hydrology and topography. Rice farming is the single most important source of employment and income for the majority of rural people in these regions. Among the various farming system options in rice ecologies, rice - fish farming has great potential particularly in eastern India in view of the resources, food habits and other socio-economic conditions. Rice-fish diversified farming system with the integration of compatible components, such as improved varieties of rice, fish, prawn, pulses, oilseeds, horticultural crops, agroforestry, mushroom, poultry, duckery, goatery, floriculture, apiculture etc. can increase the farm productivity, besides farm employment over traditional rice farming. There exist chain of interactions and flow of resources among the different enterprises in a integrated farming system. To make farming profitable and improve resource use efficiency at the farm level, the synergy among interacting components of farming system needs to be exploited. In this paper focus is on different aspect of rice-based farming system involving methodology, determinants, and forms of rice-based farming systems and their impact on livelihood of farming communities.


Mohanty D.,OUAT | Jena R.,National Dairy Research Institute | Choudhury P.K.,National Dairy Research Institute | Pattnaik R.,KIIT University | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Food Properties | Year: 2016

In recent decades, bioactive peptides have attracted increasing interest as health promoting functional foods. A variety of naturally formed bioactive peptides have been found in fermented dairy products such as yogurt, sour milk, and cheese. Initially these peptides are inactive within the sequence of the parent protein molecule and can be generated by gastrointestinal digestion of milk, fermentation of milk with proteolytic starter cultures, and/or hydrolysis by proteolytic enzymes. Milk derived peptides exert a number of health beneficial activities, even upon oral administration. Bioactive peptides have a great impact on major body systems including the digestive, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, diabetes type II, obesity, and immune systems. Antimicrobial peptides are also an important ingredient of innate immunity, especially at mucosal surfaces such as lungs and small intestine that are constantly exposed to a range of potential pathogens. Therefore, it plays an important role in boosting natural immune protection by reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Bioactive peptides are considered as potent drugs with well-defined pharmacological residues and also used to formulate health-enhancing nutraceuticals. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Mishra C.,OUAT | Kumar S.,Indian Veterinary Research Institute | Sonwane A.A.,Indian Veterinary Research Institute | Yathish H.M.,Indian Veterinary Research Institute | And 2 more authors.
Animal Biotechnology | Year: 2016

The exploration of candidate genes for immune response in cattle may be vital for improving our understanding regarding the species specific response to pathogens. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is mostly involved in protection against the deleterious effects of Gram negative pathogens. Approximately 2.6 kb long cDNA sequence of TLR4 gene covering the entire coding region was characterized in two Indian milk cattle (Vrindavani and Tharparkar). The phylogenetic analysis confirmed that the bovine TLR4 was apparently evolved from an ancestral form that predated the appearance of vertebrates, and it is grouped with buffalo, yak, and mithun TLR4s. Sequence analysis revealed a 2526-nucleotide long open reading frame (ORF) encoding 841 amino acids, similar to other cattle breeds. The calculated molecular weight of the translated ORF was 96144 and 96040.9 Da; the isoelectric point was 6.35 and 6.42 in Vrindavani and Tharparkar cattle, respectively. The Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool (SMART) analysis identified 14 leucine rich repeats (LRR) motifs in bovine TLR4 protein. The deduced TLR4 amino acid sequence of Tharparkar had 4 different substitutions as compared to Bos taurus, Sahiwal, and Vrindavani. The signal peptide cleavage site predicted to lie between 16th and 17th amino acid of mature peptide. The transmebrane helix was identified between 635–657 amino acids in the mature peptide. 2016 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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