Supradip Saha

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A transition period of at least 2 years is required for annual crops before the produce may be certified as organically grown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of three organic amendments on the yield and quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and on soil properties during transition to organic production. The organic amendments were(More)
Antifeeding and insect growth regulatory effects of saponins and its hydrolyzed products from Diploknema butyracea and Sapindus mukorossi on the insect pest Spodoptera litura (F.) were investigated in the laboratory. D. butyracea saponins as well as their hydrolyzed prosapogenins were found to be better biologically active in controlling pests. A(More)
A laboratory experiment was conducted to study the stability of sulfosulfuron [1-(2-ethylsulfonylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-ylsulfonyl)-3-(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2yl) urea] in a controlled environment of pH, temperature, solvent, and surface. In another experiment the photostability of sulfosulfuron was studied after irradiation under sunlight. Under alkaline(More)
The use of organic nutrient sources in improving crop quality can be a viable alternative to traditional farming. Organic farming encourages the reduction of agrochemicals and promotes soil conservation principles. Although crop quality depends on several factors, among which the nutrient source plays a great role, there is little information available on(More)
BACKGROUND Triterpenic saponins from Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn. and Diploknema butyracea JF Gmelin were evaluated for in vitro antifungal activity against four phytopathogenic fungi. The study of the structure-antifungal activity relationships of protobassic acid saponins was widened by including semi-synthetic derivatives. RESULTS Diploknema butyracea(More)
A method was developed for sulfosulfuron [(1-(2-ethylsulfonylimidazo [1,2-a] pyridin-3-ylsulfonyl)-3-(4,6-dimethoxy pyrimidin-2yl)] and its three major metabolites by HPLC utilizing photodiode array detector. The method makes use of Lichrosphere RP-8 column and acetonitrile:water:orthophosphoric acid (80:20:0.1 v/v/v) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 1 ml(More)
Evaluation of suitable organic amendments is prerequisite for sustainable agricultural growth in the northwestern Himalayan ecosystem. The effect of organic amendment applications on the activity of exocellular enzymes were examined on a silty clay loam soil of a subtemperate hill-agro ecosystem. The treatments involved addition of equivalent amounts of N(More)
The research was carried out to ascertain the effect of three chloroacetanilide herbicides, alachlor, butachlor and pretilachlor on soil microbial biomass growth and activity. Laboratory experiments were performed in a silty clay loam soil to relate changes of soil enzymatic activity to the herbicide persistence under laboratory condition up to 42 days at(More)
BACKGROUND Screening of natural biodiversity for their better quality attributes is of prime importance for quality breeding programmes. A set of 53 tomato genotypes was measured for their textural [skin firmness, pericarp thickness, total soluble solids (TSS)], nutritional [phosphorus (P), potassium (K), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn)(More)
Bioactive constituents of Eupatorium adenophorum were investigated for antifungal activity. A structure-antifungal activity relationship of cadinene sesquiterpenes was predicted by evaluating individual derivatives. Cadinene derivatives were extracted from leaves of Eupatorium adenophorum using ethyl acetate. Five cadinene sesquiterpenes were isolated by(More)