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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
    ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC VARIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF ISABGOL (Plantago ovata Forsk.) GENOTYPE IN SOUTH-EAST REGION OF RAJASTHAN
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2022) RAM LAKHAN DHAKAR; Dr. Bhuvnesh Nagar
    Genetic variability, correlation and path analysis were studied in a set of 14 genotypes of Isabgol grown in a randomized block design with three replications at the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar during Rabi season of 2021-22. Analysis of variance revealed significant genotypic differences for all the characters under study. Highly significant differences among the genotypes for all the characters indicate that variation among the genotypes is heritable. The genotype Jawahar recorded maximum seed yield per plant (5.95 g) and also the performance of this genotype was better for other yield attributes characters. The genotypes Mayuri (5.81 g), PB-6-3 (5.04 g) and Niharika (4.35 g) recorded higher seed yield per plant. Phenotypic coefficient of variation is higher than genotypic coefficient of variation for all the characters under study, so it could be concluded that phenotypic selection would be more effective. The character association studies indicated that the advantages of upgrading Isabgol genotypes through simultaneous selection for plant height at maturity, number of tillers per plant, number of spikes per plant, number of seeds per spike, husk content per plant percent, husk content per plant and swelling index. The data pertaining to path coefficient revealed that husk content per plant (g), days to 50% flowering, swelling index and seed moisture indicating that selection should be made on the basis of these traits for improvement in seed yield of Isabgol.
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    VARIATION IN PHYSICO-CHEMICAL WOOD PROPERTIES OF DALBERGIA SISSOO ROXB.EX DC. IN RAJASTHAN
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2022-09-17) CHOUDHARY, SHISHPAL; UPADHYAY, DR. KANIKA
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    INVESTIGATION ON PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF IMPORTANT WOOD SPECIES OF JHALAWAR DISTRICT
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2020) Meghwal, Surendra; Chauhan, Dr. Kanica
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    Ethnobotanical Studies of Wild Edible Plants and Nutritional Analysis of Wild Fruits used by Sahariya Tribe of Baran, Rajasthan
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2020) YADAV, MANOJ KUMAR; Vijayan, Dr. Anju S.
    The present investigation entitled “Ethnobotanical studies of wild edible plants and nutritional analysis of wild fruits used by Sahariya tribe of Baran, Rajasthan”, emphasised on ethnobotanical as well as nutritional importance of wild edible fruits used by Sahariya tribe of Shahabad and Kishanganj blocks of Baran district. The field data were collected through personal interview and group discussion by using semi-structured questionnaire. Documentation of 105 wild edible plant species from 85 genera and 55 families sharing trees (47 %), herbs (34 %), climbers (12 %) and shrubs (7 %). Fabaceae, Moraceae, Poaceae are the major families and genera viz., Ficus, Ziziphus, Bauhinia, Acacia and Amaranthus, shared most of the plant species. Fruits (39 %), leaves (15 %) and/ or seeds (11 %) are most preferred edible parts used in different forms viz., vegetable (37.14 %), eaten as raw (31.43 %) and pickle (7.62 %). Amid the respondents which shared the indigenous knowledge, 69 % were male, 52 % of young age and 69 % literate. This investigation highlights the wild edible plant richness in the study area and its traditional knowledge shared by different social groups of Sahariya tribal community and their attitude towards the conservation of these wild food resources. Higher fruit weight and fruit diameter, (23.55 ± 3.79 g), (34 ± 1.87 mm), respectively in Diospyros melanoxylon and high pulp percentage (>50 %) and high pulp – peel ratio (3.44 to 4.65 except Diospyros melanoxylon (1.98)) in fruits show that these fruits have significantly higher amount of consumable portion having good shelf life (3-7 days at room temperature and 6-15 days in refrigerator). Buchanania lanzan, Diospyros melanoxylon and Flacourtia indica are rich in TSS content (26, 22 and 22 oBrix,) as well as good source of total sugar content (28, 27 and 23 %) which is comparable to conventional fruits like mango, banana, etc.Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in Buchanania lanzan (120 ± 23 mg/100gm), is an important water-soluble vitamin already implicated in most of the life processes but principally functions as an antioxidant. The findings highlighted that wild fruits are rich in valuable nutrients and are accessible year-round with significant overlap at times of acute food and nutrient scarcity. Although limited in scope, analysis of four wild edible fruits bring into focus the rich nutritional composition of indigenous fruits and the scope for their use as an alternative source of bio-nutrition as well as conservation and management of wild food bank. Hopefully, this study will positively contribute to further research on nutritional value of underutilized wild edible plants and conservation of plant resources, as well as highlighting the indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge of wild edible plants used by Sahariya community.
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    Effect of Organic Manure on Growth and Yield of Aloe barbadensis Mill. in Semi-arid Region of Rajasthan
    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2020) PATIDAR, VISHNU PRASAD; Nagar, Dr. Bhuvnesh