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Evaluation of Permeability of Lake Mansar Waters for Irrigation Purposes

1Department of Zoology, Government Degree College (Boys) Anantnag, Kashmir, J&K, India

World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015, 3(3), 94-101
doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-3-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
S.M. Zuber. Evaluation of Permeability of Lake Mansar Waters for Irrigation Purposes. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015; 3(3):94-101. doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-3-1.

Correspondence to: S.M.  Zuber, Department of Zoology, Government Degree College (Boys) Anantnag, Kashmir, J&K, India. Email: zubairhuma@gmail.com


Lake Mansar is a famous tourist destination in the suburbs of Jammu which is receiving on an average 5 lac tourists every year. Subsequently a number of structures like 11 Government offices, JKTDC Cafeteria, Tea Stalls, Dhabas, Grocery shops, Bathing ghats, boating points, cremation ground, wildlife park, Dak Bungalows etc have been erected in its catchment area which have exerted their deleterious effects on the ecology of the lake. The various parameters estimated for the present study revealed that conductivity values were below 250 µmhos, TDS values were less than 500mg/l, SAR values less than 10meq/l, RSC values between 1.159 meq/l to 2.379 meq/l, SSP values between 21.110meq/l to 44.877meq/l and DPI varying between 38.006 to 81.507 which indicates that the water of Lake Mansar is best suited for irrigation purposes as it belongs to Class II category as per DPI chart.



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Reduction in Intergeneration Time Interval in Selection of Sugarcane Varieties through Population Testing

1Sakthi Sugarcane Research and Consultants Pvt.Ltd, Sadananada Nagar, NGEF Layout, Bengaluru India

2R&D Center, E.I. D. Parry (India) Ltd, Bengaluru, India

World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015, 3(3), 102-106
doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-3-2
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M. Krishnamurthi, K. Shanmugha sundaram, S. Rajeswari. Reduction in Intergeneration Time Interval in Selection of Sugarcane Varieties through Population Testing. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015; 3(3):102-106. doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-3-2.

Correspondence to: M.  Krishnamurthi, Sakthi Sugarcane Research and Consultants Pvt.Ltd, Sadananada Nagar, NGEF Layout, Bengaluru India. Email: krishnam_us@yahoo.com


Traditionally, the variety testing scheme spans over a period of 13 to 15 years. In most countries all releases are based on small plot (i.e. seven stage) trials and small mill analysis. Rarely field planting and large mill tests are carried out with a crush of an hour which is the minimum time required. The current selection programme suffers from old concepts with sample testing and extrapolation of the data, which does not withstand the rigours of field conditions. The gap between the trial plots and field is large on both counts namely Pol% cane and yield. This paper discusses the population-testing concept to facilitate large mill testing and cutting down intergeneration time interval for releasing varieties. In the current scheme, the intergeneration time interval for releasing varieties is reduced from 13 years to 6 to 8 years. This was possible with a change in the variety testing concept. It was a population testing concept which includes early selection based on heritable characters like brix, fibre, pest and disease resistance and later 2.0 ha and more under field conditions. The best clones are taken for multiplication at three locations using single eye buds. The principle is that instead of using small plots, larger populations at three locations are used. The three varieties viz., PI 96-0151, PI 97-0843 and PI 97-1946 were multiplied along with Co 86-032. These varieties were tested in the large mill for their performance and behaviour under field conditions and compared with the standard variety Co 86-032. All the three varieties recorded higher yield and POCS% when compared with Co 86-032. The early and advance yield trial results are discussed and confirmed. We can release the varieties through large population test, much earlier as the system provides conclusive information on varietal performance under field conditions thus reducing the intergeneration time interval in selection of varieties for commercialization.



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Mutagenic Effects of Sodium Azide and Fast Neutron Irradiation on the Cytological Parameters of M2 Lagos Spinach (Celosia argentea var cristata L.)

1Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

2Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria

World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015, 3(3), 107-112
doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-3-3
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Abubakar A., Falusi A. O., Daudu O. A. Y., Oluwajobi A. O., Dangana M. C., Abejide D. R.. Mutagenic Effects of Sodium Azide and Fast Neutron Irradiation on the Cytological Parameters of M2 Lagos Spinach (Celosia argentea var cristata L.). World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015; 3(3):107-112. doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-3-3.

Correspondence to: Abubakar  A., Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. Email: abuakim2007@gmail.com


The effects of fast neutron irradiation (FNI) and sodium azide (SA) on the pollen and cytological parameters of Celosia argentea was carried out. M1 seeds of treated C. argentea plant with fast neutron and sodium azide were collected from the seed bank of Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria and raised on the field to maturity stage. Young flower buds were collected from the plants for cytological studies. Cytological analysis of the plants revealed heterogeneous size of pollen grains, with three distinct variant of 29.12, 34.31 and 39.21 µm. The least average pollen diameters (32.66 µm) was recorded in 6.00 mM SA and the highest (37.58 µm) in 4.00 µS FNI. Significant variation (p≥0.05) in the numbers of pollen production per flower and anther were obtained. Lower percentage pollen fertilities were recorded in all the treated plants when compared with the control (94.15 %). However, these values were insignificance (p≤0.05), except for 8.00 mM which had the least of percentage pollen fertility of 71.62 %. The phenomenon of pollen restitution caused by abnormal meiotic division resulted in the formation of dyad, triad and tetrad in higher irradiated doses plants. Cytological analysis of the plant indicated that 8.00 µS had the highest mitotic index with metaphase (56.56) being the most frequent stage followed by telophase (28.40). Meiotic chromosomal counts revealed n = 18 at metaphase, with the formation of dyad and tetrad in most of the treated plants and the control. Abnormal meiotic division in 4.00 mM and 12.00 µS resulted in triad division. Observation from this study therefore, revealed that pollen restitution coupled with high mitotic index in 8 µS confer greater reproductive advantages to the plant.



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