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Shankar M.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station | Chowde Gowda M.,Sjc Institute Of Technology | Ravindra U.,UAS
International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences | Year: 2013

Engineering properties of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) are necessary for the design of equipment to handle, transport, processing and store the grains. The experiment was undertaken to study the Engineering properties of finger millet of different variety. There were three samples Viz., Indaf - 5, MR - 6, and GPU - 28. It was observed that the average size (diameter) of all the three samples of finger millet grain was 1.67 mm. The physical properties have been evaluated as a function of grain moisture content varying from 11 to 13 per cent (wet basis). In this moisture range the average 1000 seed weight of MR - 6 was higher 3.07 gm than Indaf - 5 and GPU - 28, but the bulk density was slightly higher with Indaf - 5 and GPU - 28 grains. The porosity of finger millet grains was almost same in all the three samples (26.28). The specific gravity of Indaf - 5 and GPU - 28 varieties was higher (1.41) than the MR - 6 variety (1.31). The grain colour of Indaf - 5 and MR - 6 were Reddish brown, whereas the grain colour of GPU - 28 varieties was Brown. There is no much difference in co-efficient of friction in all the three varieties whereas the angle of repose was higher (28° 401) with MR - 6 variety. © Research India Publications. Source


Singh S.,Rbs College Bichpuri | Singh S.,Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University | Singh H.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station | Singh H.,Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University | And 5 more authors.
Indian Journal of Agronomy | Year: 2014

A field experiment was conducted at Gamari, Agra, Uttar Pradesh during the winter (rabi) season of 2009–10 and 2010–11 on phosphate-deficient soil, to study the combined effect of rockphosphate (RP) with molybdenum and phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) on yield and quality of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) and soil fertility. Application of 60 kg P2O5 + 2 kg Mo/ha + Pseudomonas striata recorded significantly taller plants (49 cm), highest branches/plant (10.4), pods/plant (103.5) and test weight (28.5 g). The lentil crop responded significantly up to 60 kg P2O5/ha as rockphosphate and increased the grain and straw yields by 17.2 and 19.8% respectively. Application of 2 kg Mo/ha proved superior to the control with respect to grain and straw yields. Pseudomonas striata inoculation along with 2 kg Mo/ha or 60 kg P2O5/ha as rockphosphate improved the yield of lentil significantly over the control. The maximum grain (1.75 t/ha) and straw (3.9 t/ha) yields, and protein content were recorded with conjunctive use of 60 kg P2O5/ha as rockphosphate + 2 kg Mo/ha + Pseudomonas striata inoculation. The utilization of nutrients by lentil and status of available N (166 kg/ha), P (13 kg/ha) and Mo (0.074 mg/kg) improved significantly owing to P source + Mo + inoculation with Pseudomonas striata over the control. Maximum net returns (63,150/ ha) and benefit: cost ratio (4.30) were obtained with 60 kg P2O5 + 2 kg Mo/ha + P. striata and 30 kg P2O5 + 2 kg Mo + P. striata inoculation respectively. The P-use efficiency decreased and apparent P recovery increased with increasing dose of phosphorus. © 2014, Indian Society of Agronomy. All rights reserved. Source


Jain Y.K.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station | Tyagi S.K.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station
Pestology | Year: 2011

An experiment was conducted for two years to evaluate the bio-efficacy of a new molecule meptyldinocap 35% EC (DE-126) along with recommended fungicides against powdery mildew (Leveillula taurica (Lev.) Arn.) in chilli during 2006-07 and 2007-08. The efficacy of different doses of meptyldinocap 35% EC (DE-126) was evaluated against powdery mildew compared with other systemic and non-systemic fungicides. The results reveals that meptyldinocap 35% EC (DE-126) @ 120 g ai/ha was significantly superior in controlling the powdery mildew disease, in which the intensity of the diseases was also minimum i.e. 8.52% in 2006-07 and 8.87% in 2007-08, however, it was at par with meptyldinocap 35% EC (DE-126) @ 108 g ai/ha which recorded disease intensity of 10.37% in 2006-07 and 13.33% in 2007-08. Source


Mallikarjuna B.P.,University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore | Shivakumar N.,University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore | Hittalmani S.,University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore | Prahalada G.D.,University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore | And 4 more authors.
Research on Crops | Year: 2013

Validation of eight SSR markers reported to be linked to fertility restoration loci in rice (Oryza sativa L.) was studied during kharif 2010 to select 10 male parents for crossing in L × T design with nine new CMS lines developed at ZARS, VC Farm, Mandya to produce 90 rice hybrids. Based on pollen and spikelet fertility of the hybrids studied during summer 2011 all the testers except MSN-75 were identified as effective restorers for all nine CMS lines, while MSN-75 showed maintainer behaviour for CMS lines, KCMS 44A, KCMS 45A, KCMS 47A, KCMS 48A and KCMS 52A. Among the eight markers used, only three markers viz., RM 6100, RM 6344 (both linked to RfA) and pRfl and pRf2 (linked to Rf-1) showed positive association with phenotypic fertility restoration of male parents based on pollen and spikelet fertility of the hybrids. The markers RM 6100 and RM 6344 were found to be linked to RfA locus. These results indicated that RfA and Rf-1 loci are the predominant restoration alleles for CMS lines studied. Source


Singh Ninama A.N.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station | Verma N.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station | Khende D.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station | Kushwah R.S.,Zonal Agriculture Research Station
Plant Archives | Year: 2014

A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2006-07 at Research Farm of the Department of Agronomy, Collage of Agriculture, Gwalior (M.P.), India to evaluate the Bio-Efficacy and Phytotoxicity of Metsulfuron-Methyl 20% (WG) against broad leaf weeds in Wheat (Triticum aestivum). Major dominant weeds infesting the wheat crop were Chenopodium album, Anagallis arvensis, Phalaris minor and Melilotus alba. Application of metsulfuron methyl at the rate of 8g + 0.2% surfactant/ ha was found most effective to control the weeds and for reducing their dry weight and also higher grain yield, which was closely followed by the application of metsulfuron-methyl 4g + 25g Sulfosulfuron/ha. Both the treatments also recorded higher and almost identical net income per rupee investment (Rs. 3.32 and 3.25). © 2014, Plant Archives. All rights reserved. Source

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