Kulandaivelu Velmourougane

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Coffee pulp is the main solid residue from the wet processing of coffee berries. Due to presence of anti-physiological and anti-nutritional factors, coffee pulp is not considered as adequate substrate for bioconversion process by coffee farmers. Recent stringent measures by Pollution Control authorities, made it mandatory to treat all the solid and liquid(More)
of soils, their formation related to climate, relief, organisms, parent materials and time. KNOWLEDGE on the potential of soil resource and its limitations , present use and the methods of management for sustained production, is vital for the use of soil for production purposes. India can be called a land of paradoxes because of the large variety of soils.(More)
There are no comprehensive reports available on impact of shaded and un-shaded coffee agrosystems on soil biology and microbiological processes. The present study compared the changes in soil biological and microbiological attributes along with coffee quality under different levels of shade and elevation for coffee in India. Significantly (p < 0.05) higher(More)
The present study was undertaken with an objective to study the impact of pedo-edaphic environments, cropping systems, land use, and management practices on the MBC. Soil samples were collected from seventeen benchmark soils representing different agro-ecological sub regions of black soil region of India. The pooled comparisons of MBC in different(More)
A study was undertaken with an objective of evaluating the long-term impacts of organic (ORG) and conventional (CON) methods of coffee farming on soil physical, chemical, biological, and microbial diversity. Electrical conductivity and bulk density were found to increase by 34% and 21%, respectively, in CON compared to ORG system, while water holding(More)
A study was undertaken in the established benchmark (BM) soil series in different agro-ecological sub-regions of Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGPs), India with an objective to assess the urease activity and its kinetics at different soil depths. The urease activity declined with increase in soil depth in all the selected BM soils of IGP. The mean urea hydrolysis(More)
Information related to physicochemical and microbial dynamics during coffee fermentation and effects of fermentation duration on coffee cup quality is lacking in India. Hence, the present study was taken up with an objective to understand the physicochemical and microbial dynamics during fermentation of arabica and robusta coffee. The pH of the fermenting(More)
A study was undertaken in the established benchmark soil series in different agro-ecological sub-regions of Black Soil Regions of India with the objective to assess the urease activity as a function of soil depth, bio-climate, cropping system and land use type. The urease activity declined with increase in soil depth. Maximum activity was restricted within(More)
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