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Agriculture University, Kota

The Agriculture University, Kota (AUK) was established on 14th September, 2013 after bifurcation of the Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur and Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU), Bikaner through promulgation of Act No. 22 of 2013. The University has been created for the agricultural development in South-East and Eastern Rajasthan which is having diversified agriculture situations from rainfed to canal irrigated agriculture. The Agriculture University has its Headquarter at Borkhera Farm, Kota & is located on Kota-Baran National highway-76. Kota district is situated in the South-Eastern part of Rajasthan and comes under Humid South-Eastern Plain Zone (agro climatic zone V). It lies between 23045’ and 26038’ North latitude and 75037’ and 77026’ East longitude. The jurisdiction of AUK is spread over in 6 districts namely Kota, Baran, Bundi, Jhalawar, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur. It accounts for 9.98 % geographical area, 12.67 % total human population, 9.4 % live stock population, 31.59 % forest area and 20.6 % net sown area of the state. Development and education of modern practices in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry for sustainable livelihood of the rural masses is the main thrust of the service area of AUK.

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  • ThesisItemOpen Access
    EFFECT OF HERBICIDES ON WEED CONTROL IN ROSE (ROSA CHINENSIS L. )
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2022-10-01) SHARMA, MONIKA; Mishra, Ashutosh
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    VALUE ADDITION OF TUBEROSE (Polianthes tuberosa L.) FLOWERS TINTING WITH EDIBLE DYES
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2021-11-15) JAMAGOUDAR, POONAM NARAYAN; JAMAGOUDAR, POONAM NARAYAN; Mishra, Ashutosh; Mishra, Ashutosh
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    EFFECT OF METHYL JASMONATE AND SALICYLIC ACID ON GROWTH, FLOWERING AND CORM PRODUCTION OF GLADIOLUS (Gladiolus hybridus HORT.) cv. AMERICAN BEAUTY
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2021-12-10) GOTHWAL, JYOTI; Mishra, Ashutosh
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    EFFECT OF METHYL JASMONATE AND SALICYLIC ACID ON GROWTH, FLOWERING AND CORM PRODUCTION OF GLADIOLUS (Gladiolus hybridus HORT.) cv. AMERICAN BEAUTY
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2021-12-24) GOTHWAL, JYOTI; Mishra, Ashutosh
    A field experiment entitled “Effect of Methyl Jasmonate and Salicylic acid on Growth, Flowering and Corm Production in Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridus Hort.) cv. American Beauty” was conducted during Rabi season, 2020-21 at the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, Rajasthan. The experiment consisting 9 treatments having two growth regulators viz. Methyl Jasmonate and Salicylic acid each (Foliar spray of sole concentration) and laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Among the sole concentration of Methyl Jasmonate and Salicylic acid treatment T2 (MeJA-100 ppm) was found most effective in the increasing plant height (110.67 cm), number of leaves (12.37), leaf length (44.47 cm), main collar diameter (3.60 cm), plant spread in East -West direction (44.67 cm), internodal length (5.10 cm), spike length (82.75 cm), rachis length (42.68 cm) and number of cormels per plant (24.33). The earliest spike emergence (57.67 days), minimum days for first floret opening (65.67 days) floret diameter (9.63 cm) and number of spikes per plant (2.40) and corm diameter (5.50 cm) were recorded under T1 (MeJA-50 ppm). The maximum number of florets per spike (16.33), number of corms per plant (2.23), weight of corm per plant (137.00 g), weight of corm per plot (2.47 Kg), chlorophyll content (3.53 mg/g), proline content (1.47 μg/g), vase life (13.33 days) and Anthocyanin content (0.30 mg/g) were noticed under T4 (Methyl Jasmonate -200ppm) treatment. The application of Salicylic acid through foliar spray the treatment, T8 (SA-200 ppm) resulted in the maximum plant height (109.20 cm), highest number of leaves (11.67), highest leaf length (42.67 cm), highest main collar diameter (3.03 cm), maximum plant spread in East -West direction (42.67 cm), maximum internodal length (5.03 cm), highest spike length (80.88 cm), maximum rachis length (41.05 cm), maximum number of corms per plant (2.53), highest number of corms per square meter (18.33), highest weight ofcorm per plant (147.33g ), highest weight of corm per plot (3.03 Kg), maximum chlorophyll content (3.59 mg/g), maximum proline content (1.49 μg/g), highest vase life (14.67 days) and highest Anthocyanin content (0.31 mg/g). The earliest spike emergence (58.00 day), first floret opening (67.33 days), maximum floret diameter (9.03cm), highest number of spike per plant (2.13), highest number of spike per quare meter (17.00), maximum diameter of corm (6.03 cm), maximum number of cormels per plant (26.33) and maximum number of cormels per square meter (204.00) were recorded under T5 (Salicylic acid -50 ppm) treatment.
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    Effect of Planting Geometry and Nitrogen on Growth, Yield and Quality of Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium L.)
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2014-12-31) MALI, GOPI LAL; Moond, S.K.
    A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2013-14 to study “Effect of Planting Geometry and Nitrogen on Growth, Yield and Quality of Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium L.)” at the Instructional Farm, Department of Floriculture & Landscaping, College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar. The experiment consisted of 16 treatment combinations of four spacing (S1- 30 cm x 30 cm, S2- 30 cm x 45 cm, S3- 45 cm x 45 cm, S4- 45 cm x 60 cm) and four nitrogen levels (N0- 0 kg, N1- 100 kg, N2- 150 kg, N3- 200 kg N/ha), laid out in factorial randomized block design with three replications. The treatment S4N3 (45 cm x 60 cm spacing + N 200 kg/ha) recorded the maximum plant spread (2643.24 cm2), number of primary branches per plant (41.90), number of leaves per plant (1013.20), leaf width (3.85 cm), leaf length (6.34 cm), number of flowers per plant (98.24), flower yield per plant (605.48g), duration of flowering (64.33 days), fresh flower weight (6.16 g), dry weight of flower (883 mg), flower diameter (6.18 cm) and nitrogen content of plants (7.02%), while the treatment S1N3 (30 cm x 30 cm spacing + N 200 kg/ha) had the maximum plant height (92.58 cm), flower yield per plot (11.85 kg), flower yield per ha (182.87 q) and B:C ratio (3.71:1). Application of nitrogen levels and planting geometries significantly influenced the number of days taken for first flower bud appearance and 50 percent flowering with the earliest first flower bud appearance (47.33 days) and 50 percent flowering (64.83 days) at S1 (30 cm x 30 cm spacing), similarly nitrogen at N0 (N 0 kg/ha) had the earliest first flower bud appearance (46.75 days) and 50 per cent flowering (63.25 days), while nitrogen at N3 (200 kg/ha) had the latest first flower bud appearance (55.33 days) and 50 per cent flowering (69.42 days).
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    Effect of Plant Growth Regulators and Growing Conditions on Rhizogenesis of Damask Rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) Cuttings
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2015-07-07) JAREDA, DILEEP SINGH; Moond, S.K.
    An experiment was conducted during the winter season of 2013-14 to study “Effect of plant growth regulators and growing conditions on rhizogenesis of Damask rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) cuttings” at the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar. The experiment consisted of 26 treatment combinations of four levels (25, 50, 100 and 200 ppm) of each of NAA and IBA, alone and in combination along with two growing conditions (open field and 75% shade-net), laid out in completely randomized design with three replications. The treatment T26 (NAA 100 ppm + IBA 100 ppm + 75% shade net) recorded the least number of days to sprouting (12.5), maximum number of leaves per cutting (16.9), longest length of roots (7.93 cm), highest percentage of cuttings sprouted (97.0%) and the highest field survival of rooted cuttings (92.4%), whereas the treatment T22 (IBA 200 ppm + 75% shade-net) recorded the least number of days taken for root initiation (16.1), maximum number of primary roots per cutting (23.2), number of primary roots having secondary roots (14.1) and the highest percentage of cuttings rooted (96.0) along with the highest B:C (1.35:1) ratio. Whereas, the control (T1) recorded the most delayed sprouting (15.4 days), minimum number of leaves per cutting (9.16), shortest length of roots (4.53 cm), lowest percentage of cuttings sprouted (70.1%), field survival of rooted cuttings (79.5%), most delayed root initiation (21.4 days), minimum number of primary roots per cutting (14.9), number of primary roots having secondary roots (7.46) and the lowest percentage of cuttings rooted (70.0%) along with the lowest B:C (0.62:1) ratio.
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    Evaluation of Genetic Variability and Varietal Performance of Standard Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) Under Ecological Condition of Sub-Humid Zone of Rajasthan
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2017-12-31) PATIL, SUSHMA; Mishra, Ashutosh
    A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2016-17 (July to February) on the title “Evaluation of Genetic Variability and Varietal Performance of Standard Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) Under Ecological Condition of Sub-Humid Zone of Rajasthan at the Instructional Farm, Department of Floriculture & Landscaping, College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar. The experiment consisted of 15 varieties ‘BC-1-123’, ‘Shova’, ‘Accession No-24’, ‘Pink Cloud’, ‘Lalima’, ‘Bravo’, ‘Jaya’, Ravikiran’, ‘Jafri’, ‘Shyamal’, ‘Pusa Chitraksha’, ‘White Star’, ‘Pusa Kesari’, ‘Thai Chung Queen’ ‘Pusa Arunodaya’ which laid out in randomized block design with three replications. The variety ‘White Star’ was found to be superior with respect to highest plant height (56.67 cm), maximum number of leaves per plant (259.00), highest stem thickness (1.38 cm), maximum fresh flower weight (18.14 g), largest flower diameter (11.92 cm), highest stalk diameter (0.38 cm), longest stalk length (28.52 cm) and maximum duration of flowering (61.00 days). ‘Thai Chung Queen’ recorded highest vase life (18.00 days), in-situ life (21.67 days) and ray florets per flower (286.67). The early flower bud appearance (84.01) and minimum number of days taken to full bloom (94.40) was recorded in ‘Jaya’. The late flower bud appearance (113.68), more number of days taken to full bloom (129.55), highest number of cut flowers per plant (47.67), maximum number of cut flowers per plot (1340.83) and highest number of leaves per plant (260.33) was recorded in ‘Pusa Chitraksha’. ‘Shyamal’ recorded the highest plant spread (39.73 cm), whereas ‘Lalima’ was found to be inferior among all other varieties. ‘White Star’, ‘Thai Chung Queen’, Pusa Kesari’, ‘Ravikiran’ was recorded a maximum flower diameter and stalk length and these varieties were found to be superior with respect to all other varieties of standard chrysanthemum. High heritability with high values of genetic advance as per cent mean was recorded for number of leaves per plant, leaf area, number of cut flowers per plant, number of cut flowers perplot, fresh flower weight, stalk length, stalk diameter and number of ray florets. These characters offer scope for their improvement by applying selection pressure in breeding programme. Stalk length is significantly and positively correlated with plant height, plant spread, number of leaves per plant, fresh flower weight, flower diameter, stalk diameter and vase life. Flower diameter is significantly positively correlated with stalk length, fresh flower weight, flower yield per plant, flower yield per plot and stalk diameter indicating improvement of these traits will directly influence the yield of flowers.
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    Evaluation of Genetic Variability and Varietal Performance of Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridus Hort.)
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2016-12-31) SINGH, DHARA; Mishra, Ashutosh
    A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2014-15 to study “Evaluation of Genetic Variability and Varietal Performance of Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridusHort.)” at the Instructional Farm, Department of Floriculture & Landscaping, College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar. The experiment consisted of 12 varieties „African Star‟, „Arti‟, „Darshan‟, „Friendship‟, „Hunting Song‟, „Legend‟, „Pusa Srijana‟,„Pusa Kiran‟, „Snow Princess‟, „Sunayana‟, „Trader Horn‟ and „Urmi‟ laid out in randomized block design with three replications. The variety „Trader Horn‟ was found superior for number of leaves per plant (9.75), plant height (137.09 cm), spike length (123.38 cm), floret diameter (10.93 cm), duration of flowering (16.17 days), number of florets per spike (20.08) and number of cormels per plant (70.83). The „Legend‟ was noted best yielding variety in respect to, maximum number of spikes (37.0) per plot, number of corms per plant (2.50), number of corms per plot (37.67), sprouts per corm (2.67) and B:C ratio(2.18). The maximum vase life was observed in „Darshan‟ (17.56 days) and maximum number of florets remaining open at a time in vase was observed in „Hunting Song‟ (6.78 florets). These characters may be considered by breeder for breeding program. High heritability with high values of genetic advance was observed for weight of cormels / plant, number of cormels / plant, rachis length, spike length, weight of corm and number of spikes / plot. Spike length had high positive association with rachis length, floret diameter, spike diameter, duration of flowering, number of florets / spike, number of cormels / plant, diameter of corm, weight of corm, weight of cormels / plant, size index of corms and number of florets remain open at a time in vase.
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    Effect of Drying Techniques and Embedding Media on Dried Flower Quality of Rose (Rosa chinensis Jacq.) and Water Lily (Nymphaea alba L.)
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2017-12-31) KUMARI, RENUKA; Moond, S. K.
    On the basis of findings of the present experiment the following conclusion may be drawn. Out of the 22 treatments studied, dehydration of flowers in microwave oven for 3 minutes and 4 minutes with silica gel embedding recorded the maximum pigment content in dried flowers of rose (1.21 mg/g) with minimum pigment loss (20.27 %) and the highest B:C ratio of 0.41 in rose and 0.70 in water lily. Sensory scores for colour (8.13 and 7.95), shape (8.57 and 7.87) and overall acceptability (8.23 and 7.90) of dried flowers of rose and water lily were also highest with microwave oven drying for 3 minutes with silica gel embedding. Therefore, on the basis of results of present experiment it may be concluded that dehydration of flowers of rose and water lily can be done in microwave oven for 3 minutes with silica gel embedding for getting good quality dried flowers.