Journal For The Year 2007 First Issue (Vol. 2, No.1, 2007)
Biofertilizers : Potentials and prospects
Intensive agriculture depends on the use of fossil fuel-based inputs like chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides etc. While the application of these inputs contributed towards increased production, there is a growing awareness and concern over their adverse effect on soil productivity and environmental quality. The concept of sustainable agriculture envisages a system approach and places primary emphasis on maximising not only yields, but also agrosystem stability. A major constraint in realising the genetic potential of crops for higher yields fully is the supply of adequate nutrients, among which nitrogen plays an important role. The high cost of chemical fertilisers, the widening gap between supply and demand, the low purchasing power of small and marginal farmers and their adverse effect on environment has led the scientists to look for alternate strategies. One such approach is the use of soil micro-organisms which can either fix atmospheric nitrogen or solubilise phosphorus or stimulate the plant growth through synthesis of growth promoting substances as microbial fertilizers or biofertilizers or bioinoculants to relieve strain on the part of chemical fertilizers. The present review embodies certain aspects of biofertilizers and their role in agriculture.
K.V.B.R. Tilak, Department of Botany. Osmania University, Hyderabad-500076, Andhra Pradesh, India, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
H.S. Chawla, Nodal Officer, Intellectual Property Management Centre
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 263 145 (Uttarakhand), India.
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Effect of organic, inorganic and integrated methods of cultivation on quality of fresh green peas
Pragya Agrawal, Leena Bhattacharya, Kalpana Kulshrestha, and B.S. Mahapatra1
Department of Foods and Nutrition, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttaranchal, India 1Department of Agronomy, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttaranchal, India
Effect of Pesticides on Eudrilus eugeniae (Kinberg) earthworms
A.P.Biradar, P.K.Singh and R.A.Balikai
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Regional Agricultural Research Station, P.B.No. 18, Bijapur 586 101, Karnataka, India
Department of Agril. Zoology and Entomology, RBS, College, Bichpuri, Agra.
Life tables and stable-age distribution of Creatonotus gangis (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)on artificial diet
K. C. Chenchaiah1, P. Mondal2 and A. K. Bhattacharya3 1Central Tobacco Research Institute (ICAR), Research Station, Kundkur 5231058, Andhra Pradesh, India 2Department of Plant Protection, Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan 731 236, West Bengal, India 3Department of Entomology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 263 145, Uttarancha, India
Dissipation of three pheromones components of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) from rubber septa
A.P.Biradar, P.K.Singh and R.A.Balikai
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnataka State), Regional Agricultural Research Station, P.B.No. 18, Bijapur 586 101
Department of Agril. Zoology & Entomology, RBS College, Bichpuri, Agra
Absorption of polyhedra of nuclear-polyhedrosis virus (NPV) by soil particles
D. Biswas, K. Narayanan and M. Chakraborty1
Project Directorate of Biological Control P.B. No. 2491, H.A., Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore, 560 024, Karnataka, India 1Department of Microbiology, College of Agriculture, GKVK, UAS Banglaore-560065
M. A. Parray, M. A. Mantoo and F. A. Zaki
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, ShalimarCampus, Srinagar 191 121, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Herbal insecticidal approach to control mango mealy bug, Drosicha mangiferae (Hemiptera: Coccidae)
Arti Joshi, Pratima Awasthi, and Asha Chaudhary
Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 145, Uttaranchal, India.
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Effect of micronutrients on growth and yield of brinjal