• NIDW-1149 - A New durum Wheat Variety for Peninsular Zone under Restricted Irrigation Condition

  • Suresh Dodake, Nilesh Magar, Uday Kachole, Rjendra Lokhande,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0405-0407

     NIDW 1149 is a durum wheat variety developed by Agricultural Research Station, MPKV; Niphad (MS) having IC No IC 635346 has pedigree NIDW 295 (Godavari) X NIDW 15 (Panchvati). The variety was identified and recommended by Varietal Identification Committee Meeting in 59th AGM of All India Coordinated Research Project on Wheat & Barley held on 24th August, 2020. It has been released and notified by Central Sub Committee on Crop Standards, India for cultivation in Peninsular Zone (Maharashtra and Karnataka states) under restricted irrigation condition vide Gazette Notification No. SO 500 (E) dated 29th January 2021.  

  • 3 Heat Wave - Causes, Consequences and its Mitigation

  • Mangshatabam Annie, Anjusha Sanjay Gawai, Raj Kumar Pal,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0408-0411

    India is well-known for being extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country has been experiencing an increasing trend of heat waves in recent years. Due to a severe heat wave that has affected most of the country, the harvest prospects for several crops, particularly wheat, have been reduced this year. The government had previously expected wheat production of 111.32 million tonnes, but due to a strong heat wave in mid-March, it reduced the prediction to 105 million tonnes in May. The recent heat wave in India is having repercussions around the world in terms of food supplies, as the country has pushed to limit wheat exports. The early-summer heat wave serves as a wake-up call for all agencies and policymakers to take the required precautions in terms of prevention, readiness, and community outreach in order to preserve the lives of the general public, livestock, and wild animals.

  • Chicory - A Multipurpose Herb

  • Supriya ,, Magan Singh, Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Kirti Sharma, Swati Priya,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0412-0414

    Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) belongs to an Asteraceae family is an aromatic, medicinal biennial or perennial herb. It is well-known worldwide for its culinary, medicinal, and nutritional benefits. It is grown as weed in berseem during rabi cultivation and having the robust regenerative capacity which infest the berseem crop sown with berseem/lucerne seeds in the field. The plant can also be used to augment cattle feed that mixed with beseem/lucerne forage at the time of harvesting.

  • A Review on Success Story and Farmer's Meeting

  • Manjima Sasi, Natchathra Kumar, Nithiyasree Saravanan, Nivina Kumar, Pachaiyammal Sivasankar, Padmapriya Perumal, Sarankumar Chandran,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0415-0418

     Rural Horticultural Work Experience (RHWE) is a course offered to undergraduate students to get associated with the farmer's community and to understand the Agricultural / Horticultural conditions in the rural areas. In addition to the demonstration, we conducted farmers meeting viz., Azolla cultivation, and Diary farming. We also met a farmer who was involved in the integrated farming system and we collected the information regarding the integrated farming system in Kaveripakkam village.   

  • RKVY Farmer FIRST Project in Maharashtra - An Overview

  • Gadmale Sonali Yashwant, Patil Priyanka Pratap,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0419-0420

    Farmer's recent technological and institutional needs are not being adequately met, according to a rising impression. Furthermore, the research system frequently does not recieve appropriate response to plan and conduct demand driven research, resulting in large disparity between the quality of research output required at the farm level and that being created. It is also believed that the research system should be pro-active approach in reaching out to the farmers to acquire first-hand information, farmer perception and feedback on existing technologies, as well as develop new, more relevant procedures, methodologies and technologies for diverse environments. To overcome these problems MPKV, Rahuri University introduced Farmer FIRST Project proposed under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. This article attempts first-hand information about the project.

  • Management of Root Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita in Tuberose using Liquid Formulations of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Paecilomyces lilacinus

  • Senthil kumar M,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0421-0424

    The yield reduction up to 20 – 40 % was noticed in the tuberose growing areas due to root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. The infestation occurred during rainy season especially after the sucker formation. The FLDs conducted in Thirumanoor village of Panamarathupatty block of Salem Dt in an area of 4 Ha. Attempt was made to demonstrate the management of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita in tuberose using liquid formulations of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Paecilomyces lilacinus. Reduction in damage due to root knot nematode was 13.5 % in demo plot as compared to 38.9 % in control.

  • Popularization and Women Empowerment through Backyard Poultry Rearing

  • Senthil kumar M,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0428-0429

    Backyard poultry production system is an enterprise with minimal initial investment with higher economic returns and considered as socio economic improvement among the weaker sections and marginal farm women's. It is evident from the project that the livelihood of farm women has been increased by getting an additional income of Rs.1,025/month from the backyard poultry unit which is several folds higher than conventional rearing and the livelihood of farm women has been increased by getting an additional income of Rs.1,025/month from the backyard poultry unit which is several folds higher than conventional rearing.

  • Impact of Farm Field School on Rice Integrated Crop Management

  • Senthil kumar M,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0430-0432

    FFS Rice ICM there integrated approach focused on Integrated pest management, integrated weed management and integrated nutrient management which will lead to improved sustainable yield, grain quality and environmental conservation. ETL based application insecticides and fungicides enhance the natural enemies’ population and also reduce the cost of cultivation. Reduction in pesticide spray results in resurgence of natural enemy’s population. Seed treatment with antagonistic bacteria pseudomonas protects the crop from diseases as well as reduces the cost on plant protection chemicals. LCC based N application minimizes the urea application this reduces the production cost as well as protect the crop from insect pest and diseases.

  • Impact of Farm Field School on Rice Integrated Pest Management in Rice

  • Senthil kumar M,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0433-0436

    The role of integrated pest management in rice pest management has obvious advantages in terms of effectiveness, safety to non-target organisms and cost of cultivation with special reference to plant protection cost. The rice pests can be effectively managed using combination of different management tactics. ETL based application of insecticides protects the crop from insect pests and diseases as well as conserves the natural enemy’s population and reduces the cost of cultivation. Reduction in pesticidal spray helps in the resurgence of natural enemy’s population. LCC based application of Nitrogenous fertilizers reduces the production cost as well as protects them from insect pests and diseases.

  • Brinjal Pest Management by using New Generation Pesticides

  • Ganapathy S,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0437-0438

    The Present study conducted at Vegetable Research Station, Cuddalore District during 2019-20 by using new generation pesticides molecules in brinjal pest management in seed production field.  Brinjal variety used for seed production plot is PLR 1. Nursery was raised in raised bed and sowing was done after seed treatment by Pseudomonas @ 10 g per 1.0 kg of seeds. During 15 Days after Sowing, at nursery bed, hoppers (white and Green) were noticed, to manage the hoppers damage, Neem Oil (Azadirachtin EC 300 ppm) was sprayed @ 3.0 ml/litre of water. During 25 days old seedling, again one spray of Neem Oil (Azadirachtin EC 300 ppm) was spayed @ 40 ml for 10 litre of water to manage the sucking pest problems. After 30 days, the brinjal seedlings were transplanted at main field. At 25 days after planting, white fly and hoppers were noticed, for these problem, Flonicamid 50%WG (Ulala) was prayed @ 60g/ acre. At 45 days after planting, the shoot and fruit borer damage was noticed, to manage this, Thiocloprid 21.7%SC was sprayed @ 250 ml per acre. After 10 days intervals, Chlorantraniliprole 18.5% SC was sprayed. During 75 days, the fruit borer damage was observed, for this problem, Spinosad 45%SC was sprayed to manage the fruit borer damage. After Spinosad spraying, 10 to 15 days, the fruit borer damage was drastically reduced. Again sucking pest problems were noticed, to minimize the white fly and hoppers damage, Diafenthuron 50%WP was sprayed @12.5g per 10 litre of water. During fruit harvesting stage (after 100 days), Chlorantraniliprole 18.5%SC and Spinosad 45%SC was sprayed repeatedly in 10 to 15 days intervals to minimize the fruit borer damage.

  • Varietal Influence of Sree Athulya against Red Spider Mite Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval) (Acarina: Tetranychidae)

  • Senthil kumar M,

    OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2022 | Pages : 0425-0427

     The red spider mites, Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval) (Acarina: Tetranychidae ) is one of the serious mite pest causing heavy infestation result in blotching and bronzing of leaves followed by premature leaf fall cause severe yield loss of 48.1 to 64.8 per cent in tapioca. Outbreak and heavy population of this mite was recorded during dry summer periods in Salem and Namakkal districts of Tamil Nadu. The mite population build up was low in Sree Athulya   planted plots (4.5 mites /cm2 leaf area) and higher in Mulluivadi planted plots 28.6 mites /cm2 leaf area. Sree Athulya variety prevented the buildup of mite population as compared to local cultivar Mulluvadi.  The yield in the Sree Athulya   planted plots was ranging from 37.2 to 34.0 ton/ ha compared to 26.6 ton/ha in the farmers practice.