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Bhooshan N.,Up Council Of Agricultural Research | Dutta R.,IP Labs. | Singh S.,Govind Ballabh Pant Samajik Vikas Sansthan
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2015

Intellectual property is all about monopoly in the market place and harnessing the maximum economic benefits by exercising the monopoly. Monopoly in the shape of goodwill, reputation and demand becomes the most formidable under the banner of Geographical Indication (GI) as GI is a monopoly of a guild unlike a private monopoly. Uttar Pradesh is a sacred land as the birth place of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna and has been blessed by so many unique crops and fertile land. Mango, the king of fruits, has a huge diversity in the Uttar Pradesh. Among the different mango cultivars, 'Malihabadi Dashehari' is one of the most popular mango cultivars for which GI has been secured almost three years back. Still the economic benefit of using GI is a distant dream for the entire range of people from farmers to the sellers. Monopoly is not just a Geographical Indication registration certificate secured from the Intellectual Property Office but a well-conceived business strategy to be applied in the open market place to reap rich dividends. Virtually no clue of using 'Dashehari' mango's Geographical Indication as a wealth generation tool shows lack of vision. The paper investigates into the possible reasons for non-use of 'Malihabadi Dusseheri' mango for the purpose it was registered as a GI. © 2015, International Society for Horticultural Science. All rights reserved. Source


Bhooshan N.,Central Institute for Research on Goats | Bhooshan N.,Up Council Of Agricultural Research | Kumar P.,Central Institute for Research on Goats | Yadav M.C.,Central Institute for Research on Goats | Yadav M.C.,Narain College
Indian Journal of Animal Sciences | Year: 2010

Biochemical profiles were studied in 145 Barbari and 145 Jamunapari goats from birth to sexual maturity. Glucose and cholesterol level were significantly different between season and at different age. Glucose level was higher at birth till 90 days. In Barbari goats, it decreased significantly at pre-pubertal age. In Jamunapari goats, it was significantly higher at 1 month of age. In Barbari goats, cholesterol level was significantly higher at 1 month and at 330-360 days of age. In Jamunapari goats, it attained the highest value at pubertal age while it had the lowest value at 330-360 days of age. The enzyme activity of SGOT and SGPT was different between breed and between age. At birth, the SGOT and SGPT activity was significantly lower for both the breeds. The activities increased significantly within 1 month of age. In Barbaři goats, the SGOT activity remained at higher level for rest of age period except a slight drop at 9-10 months of age while SGPT activity was significantly high at 6 months and pre-pubertal age than at 3 months and 9-10 months of age. In Jamunapari goats, SGOT and SGPT activity attained significantly higher level at 1 month, 6 months, pubertal and post-pubertal age. Calcium and phosphorus level had a significant difference between breeds, between seasons, and between ages. In these goats, calcium level was significantly higher while phosphorus level was significantly lower at birth. Calcium level decreased significantly with the advancement of age in Jamunapari goats. It attained significantly higher level at 1 month of age and decreased significantly with the advancement of age except at 11-12 months of age and at puberty in Barbari goats. Phosphorus level attained the highest level of 9.79±0.46 mg/dl at 1 month of age in Barbaři goats and at 3 months of age in Jamunapari goats. In both breeds, there was decrease in phosphorus values after 6 months of age. Source


Tripathi V.K.,Cs Azad University Of Agriculture And Technology | Kumar S.,Up Council Of Agricultural Research | Gupta A.K.,Cs Azad University Of Agriculture And Technology
Indian Journal of Horticulture | Year: 2015

An experiment was carried out during two subsequent years, i.e., 2009-10 and 2010-11 to study the influence of Azotobacter, vermicompost on growth, flowering, yield and quality of strawberry cv. Chandler. There were nine treatments comprising two levels each of Azotobacter (6 and 7 kg/ha) and vermicompost (20 and 30 t/ ha) and their combinations along with one control, replicated thrice in randomized block design. Five kg of FYM was applied as a basal dose in all the treatments including control. All the doses of Azotobacter and vermicompost were applied at the time of planting in the field. The data of both the years of experiment were pooled and analyzed. The combined application of Azotobacter at 7 kg/ha + vermicompost at 30 t/ha significantly increased the height of plant (18.70 cm), number of leaves (61.60), crowns (6.77) and runners (4.83) per plant, whereas, maximum number of flowers (56.69), fruits set (25.87) per plant with increased duration of harvesting (66.80 days) and minimum number of days taken to produce first flower (55.17 days) and fruit set (6.19 days) with significantly more yield (322.38 g/plant) were observed with Azotobacter at 6 kg/ha + vermicompost at 30 t/ha applied plants. Plants fertilized with Azotobacter at 6 kg/ha + vermicompost at 30 t/ha also produced the berries with maximum length (4.76 cm), width (2.49 cm), weight (8.75 g), volume (5.97 cc), TSS (9.800Brix), total sugars (9.23%), ascorbic acid (54.72 mg/100 g edible portion) with minimum titratable acidity (0.50%) in comparison to other treatments under plains of central Uttar Pradesh. © 2015, Horticulture Society of India. All rights reserved. Source


Kumar R.,Sardar Patel University | Kumar R.,Up Council Of Agricultural Research | Yadav A.,Sardar Patel University | Kumar P.,Sardar Patel University | And 2 more authors.
Plant Archives | Year: 2013

In vivo studies were conducted to assess the morphological traits of 35 rice genotypes under normal and drought stress conditions. These studies present sufficient exploitable genetic variability for various yield related traits in the rice genotypes. There was a significant variation for all the traits studied in the genotypes. The results indicated that the highest genetic variability was observed for plant height, panicle length, number of tillers and 100-seed weight. Relative water content showed negative and highly significant correlation with leaf water content in both conditions with values of -0.670** and - 0.582** in normal and drought conditions respectively. Plant height showed positive and highly significant phenotypic correlation with flag leaf in both normal and drought stress conditions. In normal stress condition 100-seed weight showed positive correlation with plant height (0.035), number of tillers (0.229), flag leaf (0.159), panicles per hill (0.083) and panicle length (0.063); while in drought stress 100-seed weight showed positive correlation only with relative water content (0.201). The derived information would be of further use in designing potential rice breeding program aimed at the development of new rice genotypes suitable for water stress prone areas. Source


Shalaby S.I.,National Research Center of Egypt | Awad M.M.,Suez Canal University | El Dean H.N.,Suez Canal University | Mohamed R.A.,Suez Canal University | And 2 more authors.
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2016

It is particularly important for aged people to adopt diet and lifestyle habits that minimize the risk of morbidity and maximize the prospects for healthy aging. The aim of this study was to improve elderly nutritional knowledge, attitude, and practice by conducting quasi-experimental intervention study through assessment of nutritional knowledge, practice and attitude of elderly people (n=115, +60 years) in Abu Khalifa village, Ismailia, Egypt, implementation of a nutritional health education program for them and evaluation of the effect of the program based on an interview questionnaire form. Our results showed that the total knowledge increased from a pre-intervention level of 26.1% to a post-level of 82.6% (p < 0.001). Total positive attitude increased from a pre-intervention level of 28.7% to a post-level of 60.0% (p < 0.001). The attitude was positively correlated with the health perception at the pre-phase, and negatively to the crowding index and the number of diseases at the post-phase. The statistically significant independent predictors of the knowledge scores were intervention and the level of education, income, and health perception, all being positive and of attitude score, income, number of chronic diseases, physical activity, and knowledge score, all being negative except for the knowledge score. © 2010 RJPBCS. Source

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