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Agriculture University, Kota

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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
    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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    VALUE ADDITION OF TUBEROSE (Polianthes tuberosa L.) FLOWERS TINTING WITH EDIBLE DYES
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2021-12-06) JAMAGOUDAR, POONAM NARAYAN; Mishra, Ashutosh
    A laboratory experiment was conducted during 2020-2021 on the title “Value Addition of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) Flowers Tinting with Edible Dyes” in the laboratory, Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalarpatan, Jhalawar. The experiment consists of 3 edibles namely Blue, Tomato Red and Apple Green each of 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% concentration and 2 varieties of tuberose viz., Calcutta Single and Calcutta Double laid out in Completely Randomized Block design with 3 replications. In Calcutta Single, 5% Blue recorded maximum uptake of dye Solution (3.82 g/spike) and maximum per cent increase in fresh weight (3%). The control recorded highest water uptake (73.78 g/spike), maximum protein content (37.57%) and minimum transpiration loss of water (40.67 g/spike). The 4 % Apple Green recorded highest floret size (3.70 cm). Maximum diameter of the floret at the end of vase life (3.23 cm) recorded 2% Blue. Maximum per cent of flower open observed in control (65.61%), 2% Blue (63.24%) and 3% Apple Green (63.37%). Maximum vase life was recorded in control (9.67 days), 2% Blue (9.00 days), 2% Apple Green (8.67 days) and 3% Apple Green (8.67 days). The maximum TSS (6.58 ○B) recorded in 2% Apple Green. In sensory evaluation 4% Apple Green has get highest score in all parameters except Fragrance. In Calcutta Double, maximum vase life was recorded in control (8.33 days), 2% Apple Green (8.00 days), 3% Apple Green (7.67 days). The 5% Blue recorded maximum dye uptake (4.03 g/ spike) and maximum per cent increase in fresh weight (3.63%). The 3% Apple Green recorded highest floret size (3.54 cm) and maximum diameter of the floret at the end of vase life (3.07 cm).The control recorded highest water uptake (64.94 g/spike) and minimum transpiration loss of water (34.82 g/spike). The 2% Apple Green recorded maximum per cent of flower open (64.70%) maximum TSS (3.70 ○B) and maximum crude protein (36.39%).The darkest shades were obtained in tuberose spike treated with higher concentration of dye solution while lightest shades were obtained lower concentration in each of the edible dye. As the concentration of edible dye increases, vase life and fragrance of the flower decreases. Floret drop was minimum in control and Blue edible dyes. As the increase in vase life, decreases colour intensity on petals was recorded but flower did not lose their full colour. Uniform colour spreading in lower concentration than the higher concentration. Tinting with edible dyes enhances the value of tuberose crop because, tinted flowers have more overall acceptability than untreated one and tinted spike have the maximum Benefit: Cost ratio. Calcutta Single develops the more uniform colour than the Calcutta Double. In all edible Dyes 4% Apple Green was best treatment because it is having maximum Benefit: Cost ratio (Calcutta Single 1.89 and Calcutta Double 1.74) and more consumers acceptability.