Journal of Plantation Crops

Vol. 34 No.2, August – 2006


Research Articles

DNA isolated by two-step nuclei isolation method is suitable for fingerprinting of Coffea and Psilanthus species by different methods
S. Ananda Kumar and H. L. Sreenath
Pages: 75-82
Influence of chemical ripeners on uniform ripening of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) berries
K. V. Shivakumari and D. Venkataramanan
Pages: 83-86
Genetic variability in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton)
V.V. Radhakrishnan, K.V. Mohanan & Priya R Menon
Pages: 87-89
Studies on the role of nutrients and metabolites on flowering of vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews)
Jos T. Puthur & V. Krishnakumar
Pages: 90-93
Tissue level variation in esterases of red slug caterpillar, Eterusia magnifica Butl. (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), exposed and unexposed to pesticide spray of tea plantations of Darjeeling plains
Mayukh Sarker & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 94-97
Field performance of drip irrigation system in coconut gardens
C. Thamban, A.C. Mathew & S. Aruiraj
Pages: 98-102
Influence of weather factors on the epidemiology of Ganoderma disease of coconut in Tamil Nadu
M. Karthikeyan, R. Bhaskaran, K. Radhika, S. Mathiyazhagan, R. Sandosskumar, R. Samiyappan & R. Velazhahan
Pages: 103-106
Effect of seed treatments on germination and growth of seedlings in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.)
Khandekar R. G, Dashora, L. K, Joshi, G. D, Haldankar & P. M.
Pages: 107-110
Integrated disease management of basal stem rot (Ganoderma lucidum) of coconut in Tamil Nadu
G. Karthikeyan, S. Karpagavalli, R. Rabindran & C. Natarajan
Pages: 111-114

Short Scientific Reports

Yellowing and premature bean dropping in vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews)
Suseela Bhai R, Ishwara Bhat A & Anandaraj M
Pages: 115-117
Assessment of diversity in coconut varieties for drought responsive physiological traits
K. V. Kasturi Bai, V. Rajagopal & V. Arunachalam
Pages: 118-120
Diurnal variations in the mineral composition of coconut leaves
G. C. Acharya, D. K. Dash & S C Sahoo
Pages: 121-124
Physico-chemical changes in tender coconut due to Paradasynus rostratus Dist. infestation
M. Mayilvaganan & C. P. Radhakrishnan Nair
Pages: 125-127
Influence of substrates on catechin concentrations of tea crop shoots
K. M. Maria John, Deepu Vijayan, R. Sasikumar, M. Saravanan & R. Rajkumar
Pages: 128-131
Effect of intercropping Mucuna pruriens and Andrographis paniculata and FYM in young rubber Plantations
J D Nirmalatha, J E Adenil Vinila, J. Prem Joshua, C. Gailce Leo Justin & M. Jayasekhar
Pages: 132-134
Effect of soil and water conservation measures on growth and yield of arecanut under sloppy terrain of Assam
A S Borah, A K Ray, H P Maheswarappa, P Subramanian, V. Krishnakumar & I Barman
Pages: 135-137

Book Review

SEIDEMANN, J. (2005) WORLD SPICE PLANTS: ECONOMIC USAGE, BOTANY, TAXONOMY. viii+591 pages. Hardcover. 149.95 net. Springer - Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
N. M. Nayar
Pages: 138-139
BASIL G.D. BARTLEY (2005) THE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CACAO AND ITS UTILIZATION - BOTANY, PRODUCTION AND USES 341p., 32 colour plates. Hardbound, ISBN 0-85199-619-1 (alk. Paper), 136 References, Price : US$ 140.00. URL : http://www.cabin/ CABI Publishing, Nosworthy Way, Wallingoford, Oxfordshire OX 10 8DE, United Kingdom
R D Iyer
Pages: 140-144