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Castor (Ricinus communis L.) has attracted a lot of attention all over the world as a potential crop targeting on-farm biofuel production. This crop grows widely and wildly from high, medium to low rainfall areas. The oil is the most important product of this plant and has been reported to have...

Author(s)
Vinod Kumar; Attar Singh; Ahlawat, K. S.; Jakhar, D. S.
Publisher
MKK Publication, Kolkata, India
Citation
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 672-674
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Eight plant oils @ 5 and 10 ml/kg of wheat grains were tested for their efficacy in protecting stored wheat against R. dominica. Minimum adult emergence was recorded in grains treated with neem oil @ 10 and 5 ml/kg with 1.00 and 1.16 adults at 40 DAS, 2.06 and 2.36 adults at 80 DAS, 2.26 and 2.63...

Author(s)
Chintala Srilakshmi; Virani, V. R.
Publisher
MKK Publication, Kolkata, India
Citation
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 646-651
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A survey was conducted in Rongram block of West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya to study the fruit and seed characters of different jackfruit trees. The information was collected as per the descriptors prescribed by International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy. Out of the 20 trees...

Author(s)
Gaithoiliu Phaomei; Pereira, L. S.; Binu Mathew
Publisher
MKK Publication, Kolkata, India
Citation
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 611-615
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A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2016 to study the effect of phosphorus and sulfur levels [control (T1), 0 kg P2O5 ha-1+15 kg S ha-1 (T2), 0 kg P2O5 ha-1+30 kg S ha-1 (T3), 20 kg P2O5 ha-1+0 kg S ha-1 (T4), 20 kg P2O5 ha-1+15 kg S ha-1 (T5), 20 kg P2O5 ha-1+30 kg S ha-1 (T...

Author(s)
Vivek Gautam; Savita Dewangan; Pramod Lawate; Yashwant Singh
Publisher
MKK Publication, Kolkata, India
Citation
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 607-610
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In a study conducted on infestation of major insect pests of full grown teak plants at Bhubaneswar revealed that three categories of insect are prevalent in this age group of plants which includes three species of foliage feeders viz. Hyblea purea skeletonizer Eutectona mecharalis, bag worm, ...

Author(s)
Rout, M.; Tripathy, M. K.; Das, H. K.; Bhol, N.
Publisher
MKK Publication, Kolkata, India
Citation
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 573-577
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The floral biology of litchi was found best suited for insect pollinators especially for honeybees. Insect pollination is crucial in the production of many commercially important crops. Litchi is excellent honey plant and seems to depend on insect for cross pollination. Bee pollinated crop and open ...

Author(s)
Matangi Mishra; Neeraj Kumar
Publisher
MKK Publication, Kolkata, India
Citation
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 567-572
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The effect of storage temperature on the physiology, physicochemical attributes and shelf life of guava (Psidium guajava L. cv. Queso de Bola) fruits stored at 15°C, 20°C and ambient temperatures (32±2°C) was studied. Low temperature slowed down the respiratory activity of the fruit. 'Queso de...

Author(s)
Rodeo, A. J. D.; Gonzales, D. C. H.; Esguerra, E. B.
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2018, 43, 1, pp 19-28
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Herbicide-resistant weeds have been confirmed in some crop production systems in Florida but not in citrus groves. A grower survey was conducted in 2012 to determine the current weed management practices in Florida citrus and to determine awareness of citrus growers about herbicide-resistant weeds. ...

Author(s)
Ramirez, A. H. M.; Futch, S. H.; Jhala, A. J.; Abit, M. J. M.; Megh Singh
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2018, 43, 1, pp 1-8
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Moringa oleifera leaves may have the potential to enhance nutritional status, growth performance, and health of ruminant animals when used as part of their diets. However, the nutritional value of the leaves for goats is largely unknown and needs to be investigated. Consequently, eighteen West...

Author(s)
Yusuf, A. O.; Mlambo, V.; Iposu, S. O.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 48, 1, pp 81-87
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Based on interviews with key informants and questionnaires with 420 participants and non-participants in integration contracts for oil palm production in Brazil's largest producer state, Pará, this document provides an analysis of the extent of these opportunities and risks. In doing so, the paper...

Author(s)
Brandão, F.; Schoneveld, G.; Pacheco, P.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
CIFOR Infobrief, 2018, No.207, pp 6 pp.

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