Monthly Archives: July 2012

Medicinal Plants [Part 2]

July 10, 2012
By Krishiworld
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CINCHONA (cinchona ledgeriana Linn.and allied spp.). Sixty-five species distributed in the Andes at elevations of 800 to 2,800 m, occur mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Columbia and Ecuador. Commercial supplies of the bank are obtained from C.ledgeriana, c.officinalis, C.calisaya, C.succirubra and their numerous hybrids. The cinchona bark yields quinine which is used as a treatment...

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Medicinal Plants [Part 1]

July 9, 2012
By Krishiworld
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India is endowed with a rich wealth of medicinal plants.These plants have made a good contribution to the development of ancient Indian materia medica. One of the earliest treatises on Indian medicine,the Charak Samhita(1000 B.C),records the use of over 340 drugs of vegetable origin. Most of these continue to be gathered from wild plants...

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FRUITS & VEGETABLES – VARIETIES & THEIR IMPORTING COUNTRIES

July 9, 2012
By Krishiworld

Crop Leading Areas Leading Varities Importing Countries CHILLIES Solapur,pune,Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalgaon Pant c1, Jwala, Musalwadi, Dondaicha Middle East SIMLA MIRCH Pune, Sangli BRINGAL All MS except Raigadh & Sindhdurg Mahyco hybrid 1 & 10, Vaishali, Mangirigota, Kadchi(sangli), American purple, Black long, dorli Middle east TOMATO Ahmednagar, Pune, Satara, Nasik Pusa navin, vaishali, Rupali, Namdhari...

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Importance on water management in crop production [Part 2]

July 6, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Surface-Water Resources. A large number of rivers of various potentials and discharges are spread all over the country. The rivers in the north, which originate from the Himalayas, are snow-fed and, thus, have less seasonal fluctuations in their flow than the rivers in the other parts of the country. The flow in the rivers...

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Sericulture industry and its potential in India [Part 3]

July 6, 2012
By Krishiworld
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MULBERRY SILK The systematic cultivation of mulberry, the food plant of Bombyx mori, is the first step in the production of mulberry silk. The total area under mulberry in India is 1,20,567 hectares, of which only 28,781 hectares is irrigated Whereas, mulberry is raised as a bush plantation in Karnataka & West Bengal, it...

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Importance on water management in crop production [Part 1]

July 5, 2012
By Krishiworld
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IMPORTANCE OF WATER MANAGEMENT IN CROP PRODUCTION Water is one of the most important inputs essential for the production of crops. Plants need it continuously during their life and in huge quantities. It profoundly influences photosynthesis, respiration, absorption, translocation and utilization of mineral nutrients, and cell division besides some other processes. Both its shortage and...

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Sericulture industry and its potential in India [Part 2]

July 5, 2012
By Krishiworld
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BACKGROUND OF THE INDUSTRY In developing countries, e.g.India, agriculture and agro-based industries play a vital role in the improvement of rural economy. The limited availability of land, the limited cash returns, and agriculture being confined to one or two seasons in the year, have made villages to look for supporting rural industries, such as sericulture....

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Sericulture industry and its potential in India [Part 1]

July 4, 2012
By Krishiworld
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SERICULTURE INDUSTRY AND ITS POTENTIAL IN INDIA SERICULTURE, the technique of silk production, is an agro-industry, playing an eminent role in the rural economy of India. Silk-fibre is a protein produced from the silk-glands of silkworms. The annual production of silk in the world is estimated at 45,000 tonnes of which Japan and China...

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Cropping Patterns [Past 2]

July 4, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The climatic, edaphic and socio-economic diversity of the Indian crop-production scene is dotted with many cropping patterns. With a geographic area of 328.048 million hectares, stretching between 8oN and 36oN latitude and between 68oE and 98oE longitude, its altitude varying from the mean sea-level to the highest mountain ranges of the world, India presents a...

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Cropping Patterns [Past 1]

July 3, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Cropping activities go on all the year-round in India, provided water is available for crops. In northern India, there are two distinct seasons, kharif (July to October), and rabi (October to March). Crops grown between March and June are known as zaid. In some parts of the country, there are no such distinct seasons, but there they have their...

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