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An evaluation of multipurpose oil seed crop for industrial uses (Jatropha curcas L.): A review
Abstract Jatropha curcas, a multipurpose, drought resistant, perennial plant belonging to Euphorbiaceae family is gaining lot of importance for the production of biodiesel. It is a tropical plantExpand
Response of onion (Allium cepa L.) to different levels of irrigation water
Abstract The study analyses the response of onion to different irrigation levels with microsprinkler irrigation system. The four treatments comprised different ratio of irrigation water (IW) toExpand
Traditional uses of medicinal plants among the rural communities of Churu district in the Thar Desert, India.
It was found that 68 plant species are commonly used by the local people for curing various diseases and those most frequently reported had therapeutic value for treating fever, rheumatism, diarrhea, asthma and piles. Expand
Renewable energy in India: Current status and future potentials
Renewable energy sources and technologies have potential to provide solutions to the long-standing energy problems being faced by the developing countries. The renewable energy sources like windExpand
Effects on rice plant morphology and physiology of water and associated management practices of the system of rice intensification and their implications for crop performance
It is concluded that SRI practices with AWD improve rice plants’ morphology, and this benefits physiological processes that result in higher grain yield and water productivity. Expand
Salt-induced changes in photosynthetic activity and oxidative defense system of three cultivars of mustard (Brassica juncea L.)
The differential growth of all three mustard cultivars under saline conditions was found to be attributable to differential photosynthetic and transpiration rates, stomatal conductance, chlorophyll pigments and relative water contents, hence these could be used as potential selection criteria for screening mustard germplasm for salt tolerance. Expand
Probiotics, their health benefits and applications for developing healthier foods: a review.
The paper reviews the current scenario of probiotics and their prospective potential applications for functional foods for better health and nutrition of the society. Expand
Image processing for smart farming: Detection of disease and fruit grading
Effective algorithms for spread of disease and mango counting are demonstrated and artificial neural network concept is used for practical implementation using MATLAB. Expand
Recent trends in sediment load of the tropical (Peninsular) river basins of India
Abstract The tropical river basins of India are important because of the coastal ecosystem that they sustain and the densely populated economic zones that they serve. This study examines the recentExpand
Effects of irrigation and straw mulch on water use and tuber yield of potato in eastern India
Potato, being a temperate crop, its growth and tuber production are limited by high atmospheric temperatures (mean temperature >17 °C). As a result potato is grown in winter season onlyExpand