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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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    (College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2023) AJIT TIPPANNAVAR; Dr. Prerak Bhatnagar
    A field experiment entitled “Effect of thiourea on growth and development of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus L.) cv. Chandra” was conducted during the year 2022-23, at the Instructional Farm, Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar. The experiment consisted of 9 treatments laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Among different treatments, application of T8 (Thiourea 2.00%) to individual plant was found significantly superior over other treatments with respect to growth and development parameters such as per cent increase in plant height (17.84%), rootstock girth (21.82%), scion girth (21.34%), number of leaves per plant (26.55%), length of internode (9.40%), number of nodes per plant (8.13%), leaf length (10.10%), leaf width (20.68%) and leaf area (32.88%). The foliar application of thiourea had significant effect on stress parameters. The treatment T8 was found significantly superior over other treatments. The minimum proline content (0.339 μmol. g-1) was found in treatment T8 (Thiourea 2.00%) and other parameters like stomatal conductance (7.58 mmol m-2 s-1), Relative Water Content (RWC) (82.48%), chlorophyll content (2.23 mg g-1), N (1.59%), P (0.279%), K (0.572%) and S (0.218%) contents were observed maximum in treatment T8 (Thiourea 2.00%) at the time of final observation during March. From the experiment, it may be summarized that T8 (Thiourea 2.00%) proved superiority over all treatments in improving growth and development parameters of jackfruit plant and also in improving stress parameters. However, it requires more study for further confirmation of results.