Journal of Plantation Crops

Vol. 34 No.3, December – 2006


Research Articles

Genetic divergence in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton)
V.V. Radhakrishnan, K.V. Mohanan & Priya P. Menon
Pages: 149-151
Variability and correlation for fruit characters in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.)
S.S. Shinde, P.M. Haldankar, R.G. Khandekar & P.C. Haldavnekar
Pages: 152-154
Breeding behaviour of certain hybrids and their parents of arecanut (Areca catechu L.)
K. S. Ananda & B. Rajesh
Pages: 155-159
Male - sterility in clone SCATC 93-114 of Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.
L. Sankariammar, Vinoth Thomas & C.K. Saraswathyamma
Pages: 160-163
Genetic variability of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) in Kerala
M. Jayasree, K.V. Mohanan & R. Umamaheswari
Pages: 164-166
Studies on pollination, inter specific hybridization and fruit development in vanilla
V.A. Muhammed Nissar, T.K. Hrideek, K.M. Kuruvilla, K. J. Madhusoodanan & J. Thomas
Pages: 167-170
Early identification of promising tea clones Camellia sinensis (L) 0. Kuntze based on genetic divergence studies
S. Babu, R. Victor J Ilango & R.Sanjay
Pages: 171-174
Yielding behaviour in arecanut cv Sirsi Local
Hegde N.K, Vasudeva R & Sulikeri G.S
Pages: 175-177
Performance evaluation of turmeric (Curcuma longa. L) varieties at higher elevation of Western Ghats
T.K. Hrideek, K.M. Kuruvilla, G.P. Bindumol, Priya P. Menon, K.J. Madhusoodanan & J. Thomas
Pages: 178-I80
Performance of ten selections from a polyclonal seedling population of natural rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in Assam
G.C. Monde, Krishna Das, D. Chaudhuri & Y.A. Varghese
Pages: 181-185
Variation in certain structural and physical properties of wood of ten clones of Hevea brasiliensis
C.P. Reghu, Jimmy Thomas, Francis Mathew, Joseph G. Marattukalam & Y. Annamma Varghese
Pages: 186-191
Early growth and yield performance of Hevea germplasm in a drought prone region of central-eastern India
G.P. Rao, Balkrishan, M.A. Nazeer & Y. Annamma Varghese
Pages: 192-197
Identification of RRII 400 series clones of Hevea brasiliensis in the early growth phase
Vinoth Thomas, T. Meenakumari, T. Gireesh & Y. Annamma Varghese
Pages: 198-204
Comparative performance of different hybrid combinations of oil palm under Sub-Himalayan Terai region of West Bengal
G.C.Acharya, K.C.Chenchaiah, A.K.Sit, V.Niral & K.U.K. Nampoothiri
Pages: 205-207
Hybrid cardamom \'MHC-26\' with high yield and quality capsule traits
K.M. Kuruvilla, K.J. Madhusoodanan, V. Vadivel, V.V. Radhakrishnan, D.V. Patil & J. Thomas
Pages: 208-211
Evaluation of cardamom genotypes in Karnataka for yield and quality
S. Sreekrishna Bhat & M.R. Sudharshan
Pages: 212-215
Yield performance of \'Bhaskara\' cashew variety in coastal Karnataka
D. Sundararaju, N. Yadukumar, P. Shivarama Bhat, T.N. Raviprasad, R.Venkattakumar & Sreenath Dixit
Pages: 216-219
Origin and evolution of Laccadive Micro Tall, a coconut cul \"\'car from Lakshadweep islands of India
K. Samsudeen, P. M. Jacob, M. K. Rajesh, B. A. Jerard & P. M. Kumaran
Pages: 220-225
Effect of time of softwood grafting on sprouting, survival and growth of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) grafts
R.G. Khandekar, G.D. Joshi, L.K. Daghoral, R.G. Manjarekar & P.M. Haldankar
Pages: 226-228
Morphology and genetic analysis of inbreds and inbred crosses in cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.)
V.K. Mallika, S. Prasannakumari Amma, Raji Namboothiri & R. Vikraman Nair
Pages: 229-235
Sap yield, fruit growth and incidence of disease in palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer) palm
V. Ponnuswami & M. Kavino
Pages: 236-238
AMMI analysis for fruit yield stability of chili (Capsicum annuum L.)
G. Anandi, N. Subbaraman & B. Gopakumar
Pages: 239-242
Studies on improving planting material in tea (Camellia sinensis L.)
P. Haridas, S. Balasubramanian, L.A. Netto, M. Uma Ganesh & P. Mohan Kumar
Pages: 243-249
Performance of T x T Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) hybrids in Tamil Nadu
C. Natarajan, A. Yuvaraja, R. Vaithilingam, K. Ganesamurthy & S. Arulraj
Pages: 250-253
Integrated nutrient management in coconut based cropping system under coastal ecosystem of Andhra Pradesh
M.Kalpana, D.V.R.Rao & B.Srinivasulu
Pages: 258-262
Cost-Benefit analysis of fern-drip irrigation in arecanut Orem catechu L
Ravi B hat & S. Sujatha
Pages: 263-267
Characterisation of iron toxicity and its influence on nutrient uptake in tea
K.V. Hemalatha, S. Venkatesan & S. Jayaganesh
Pages: 268-272
Evaluation of levels and sources of sulphur on the yield and quality of robusta coffee
N. Hariyappa, M. Violet D' Souza, S. Nagaraj, M. A. Anantha Kumar & Jayarama
Pages: 273-275
Carbon and nitrogen mineralisation of leaf litter of different shade trees in cardamom ecosystem
Kadalli, G.G, Shiju Chacko, Bindumol, GP & Thomas J.
Pages: 276-280
Studies on the impact of N, P and K on flowering duration, kernel yield and shelling percentage of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) in eastern dry zone of Karnataka
B. Mahanthesh, K.R. Melanta & G. Janardhan
Pages: 281-285
Magnesium adsorption characteristics of south Indian tea soils
S. Jayaganesh & S. Venkatesan
Pages: 286-289
Expression of soil nutrient contents: by weight or volume?
D.V.K. Nageswara Rao
Pages: 290-295
Evaluation of different sources of potassium fertilizers on the yield and quality of coffee
J.S.Nagaraj, M.V.D' Souza, N. Hariyappa, M.A.Ananthakumar & Jayarama
Pages: 296-299
Effect of recyclable farm waste on soil fertility and yield of coconut in coconut based cropping systems of Andhra Pradesh
D.V.R.Rao, M.Kalpana & B.Srinivasulu
Pages: 300-303
Effect of soil and water conservation techniques for cashew plantations grown on steep slopes
R. Rejani & N.Yadukumar
Pages: 304-308
Biomass production and potential nutrient contribution from oil palm at felling
S.Sunitha and T.Krishna Kumar
Pages: 309-311
Influence of organic manure and inorganic sources on nitrogen mineralisation in tea soils of south India
V. K. Senthurpandian & S. Venkatesan
Pages: 312-317
Crop diversification in arecanut plantation through intercropping of medicinal and aromatic plants
S. Sujatha, Ravi Bhat D. Balasimha & C.Kannan
Pedochemical characterization of rubber growing soils of north eastern upland zone of Kerala
GC. Satishal, D.V.K. Nageswara Rao, Radha Lakshamanan & M.A. Nazeer
Pages: 323-329
Effect of conventional, organic and biodynamic farming systems in tea
B. Radhakrishnan, Q. Ranjit Kumar, M.N.K. Ganapathy & J.B. Hudson
Pages: 330-333
Variation in soil properties under different cropping systems in the cardamom hill reserve of Idukki district, Kerala
Saji K. Jose, G. G Kadalli, J. Thomas & K.M. Kuruvilla
Pages: 334-339
Integration of nutrient sources on nutrient status, yield and quality of black pepper
Jose Mathew & Nybe E.V
Pages: 340-343
Effect of drip irrigation on yield of coconut (Cocos nuctfera L.) in sandy soil of Konkan region of Maharashtra (India).
Nagwekar D. D, Desai V. S, Sawant V. S, Haldankar P. M, Joshi G D & More T. A
Pages: 344-346
Comparative evaluation of soil physico-chemical properties under rubber, teak, sal and gamair plantation in south Tripura
M. Choudhury, S. K. Dey, A. C. Sarnia & D. Chaudhari
Pages: 347-351
Cover crops for weed control and improving soil fertility in established coffee plantations
I.B. Biradar, P. Shiva Prasad, H.R. Muralidhara, Y. Raghuramulu, G.K.Manonmani, C.B. Prakasan, D.Venkataramanan & Jayarama
Pages: 352-355
Effect of different liming materials on availability of nutrients and growth of rubber seedlings in the nursery
V.K. Syamala & Mercykutty Joseph
Pages: 356-360
Feasibility of vegetable intercropping in arecanut garden under sub Himalayan terai region of West Bengal
Arun Kumar Sit, G C. Acharya, K. C. Chenchaiah & Avrajyoti Ghosh
Pages: 361-363
Temporal and spatial variation of soil moisture content and development of a yield model based on soil moisture content for the cashew garden
N.Yadukumar & R.Rejani
Pages: 364-367
Performance of coconut varieties in sandy soil of coastal Orissa
D.K. Dash, GC. Acharya & L.M. Garnayak
Pages: 368-372
Studies on endosulfan and carbaryl residues in cashew kernels
P.S.Bhat & T.N.Raviprasad
Pages: 373-376
Evaluation of a premix formulation - chlorpyriphos 5OEC and cypermethrin 5EC - on cardamom thrips and borer, and its impact on minor pests
B. Gopakumar, S.S. Chandrasekar, M.A. Ansar Ali & S. Varadarasan
Pages: 377-380
Avian pest menace in oil palm and the impact of novel technologies on its management
P. Kalidas
Pages: 381-386
Resurgence of cardamom thrips (Sciothrips cardanzomi [Rarnic]) induced by synthetic insecticides and its management by IPM
S. Varadarasan, S.S. Chandrasekar, M.A. Ansar Ali & B. Gopakumar
Pages: 387-392
A study on compatibility of some insecticides with a fungicide on small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton.)
S. Varadarasan, C.S. Dhanya, S.S. Chandrasekar, M.A. Ansar Ali, J. Thomas & K.V Mohanan
Pages: 392-397
Survey for Entomopathogenic Nematodes in cardamom growing areas of Kerala and Tamil Nadu
S. Varadarasan, T. Sooravan, S.S. Chandrasekar, M.A. Ansar Ali & J. Thomas
Pages: 398-400
Field evaluation of two types of coffee berry borer traps for trapping efficiency
M.M. Balakrishnan, P.K. Vinod Kumar, C.B. Prakasan & K. Sreedharan
Pages: 401-404
Studies on the residues of copper and hexaconazole during their combined application and their subsequent transfer into tea infusion
K.N. Manikandan, C. Karthika, N. Muraleedharan, S. Seenivasan & R. Selvasundaram
Pages: 405-409
Fenazaquin residues in Tea and its persistence in south Indian climatic conditions
K.N. Manikandan, S. Smitha, S. Seenivasan, N. Muraleedharan & R. Selvasundaram
Pages: 410-413
Field evaluation of two pheromone lures against red weevil, (Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus Oily.) in coconut gardens in Andhra Pradesh
A. Sujatha, N.B.V. Chalapathirao Rao & D.V.R. Rao
Pages: 414-416
Studies on the level of cashew stem and root borer (Plocaederus ferrujineus L.) infestation on different cashew cultivars
R.N. Mohapatra, B.C. Jena & P.C. Lenka
Pages: 417-419
Efficacy of polyhedrosis virus isolated from. Buzura suppressaria Guen. (Lepidoptera: G eometridae), a pest of tea
Damayanti De, Mayukh Sarker, Soma Das & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 420-422
Studies on some enzymes related to insecticide resistance in Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) from Darjeeling foothills and plains
Mayukh Sarker & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 423-428
Distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes in coconut gardens of Kerala State and pathogenicity of Steinernema feltiae to red weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
V.K. Sosamma
Pages: 429-431
Exploring the potential of insect natural enemies in controlling red slug and looper caterpillars of tea in the foothills of Darjeeling
Soma Das, Mayukh Sarker, Damayanti De & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 432-434
Effect of neem formulations on the management of purple mite, Calacarus carinatus L. infesting tea
K.Subaharan & A.Regupathy
Pages: 435-438
First report of leaf blight caused by Alternaria alternata on Hevea brasiliensis in India
C. Bindu Roy, Cina Ann Zachariah, C. Kuruvilla Jacob & Thakurdas Saha
Pages: 449-454
Preliminary studies on wilt disease complex in cocoa
C.Kannan & K.Subaharan
Pages: 455-460
Effect of certain fungicides on the incidence and severity of Colletotrichum leaf disease of immature rubber
E. Edwin Prem, Sadanand K. Mushrif & C. Kuruvilla Jacob
Pages: 467-471
Antifungal activity of garlic (Allium sativum Linn.) extracts on Thielaviopsis paradoxa (de Seynes) von Hohnel, the pathogen of stem bleeding disease of coconut
Gowda, P. V, Nambiar & K.K.N
Pages: 472-475
Potential of a consortium of biocontrol agents for disease management in small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton.)
B. Gopakumar, K. Dhanapal, Joseph Thomas & J.Thomas
Pages: 476-479
A comparative study on cultivation of different Pleurotus spp. on rubber wood sawdust
Jacob Mathew, Afsa M, Kochuthresiamma Joseph & C. Kuruvilla Jacob
Pages: 480-485
Studies on root tip rot disease of small cardamom and its management
Joseph Thomas, Vijayan, A.K., Silpa M. Abraham & J.Thomas
Pages: 486-488
Studies on dynamics of AM fungal association and spore density in Elettaria cardamornum Maton. (small cardamom)
V. Rajesh Kannan, K. Dhanapal, Joseph Thomas & K. Udayan
Pages: 489-493
Biocontrol agents against pathogens of coconut leaf rot disease
N. Srinivasan & R. Bharathi
Pages: 494-499
Transmission electron microscopy confirms phytoplasmal etiology of Tatipaka disease of coconut
B.Srinivasulu, Y.Nagamalleswari Devi, K.Vijay Krishna Kumar, K.Aruna, J.Krishna Prasadji & D.V.R.Rao
Pages: 500-501
Biointensive IDM approach against basal stem rot and stem bleeding diseases of coconut
B.Srini vasulu, K.Vijay Krishna Kumar, K.Aruna, M.V.Lakshmi & D.V.R.Rao
Pages: 502-507
Screening of improved selections and hybrids of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) for rot tolerance
A.K.Vijayan, Joseph Thomas & J.Thomas
Pages: 508-511
Effect of vermicompost based Trichoderma (Vermiderma) on the recovery of pruned bushes and on the control of certain disease in tea (Camellia sinensis (L) 0. Kuntze.)
S. Balasubramanian, S. Parathiraj & P. Haridas
Pages: 512-516
Isolation and characterization of WRKY genes in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)
M. K. Rajesh, M. Bharathi & P. Nagarajan
Pages: 519-528
Isolation and characterization of hevein gene promoter from Hevea brasiliensis
A. Saleena, R. Supriya & A. Thulaseedharan
Pages: 529-533
Characterization of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) germplasm using biochemical and molecular parameters
P.K.Mandal & D. Susmitha
Pages: 534-539
Plantlet regeneration via direct and indirect .,somatic embryogenesis from inflorescence explants of arecanut palms (Areca catechu L.)
E .Radha., Anitha Karun, K.S. Ananda & P.M. Kumaran
Pages: 540-545
Existence of retroelements in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) genome
T. Saha, B. Roy, M. Ravindran, Bini K & M.A. Nazeer
Pages: 546-551
Comparison of different DNA isolation methods for PCR detection of coconut root (wilt) phytoplasma
Rintu Rebecca Jacob & M. Mayilvaganan
Pages: 552-557
DNA polymorphism in clonal and seedling progenies of an elite nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) by RAPD
T. E. Sheeja, Y. Rajesh, B. Krishnamoorthy & V.A. Parthasarathy
Pages: 558-561
Isolation and characterization of b-1, 3-Glucanase gene from Piper spp.
Mable Rose George, P. A. Nazeem & D. Girija
Pages: 562-567
Cryopreservation of coconut (Cocos nucifera pollen
Anitha Karun, K.K Sajini, Meera Nair, P.M Kumaran & and K. Samsudheen
Pages: 568-571
Cloning and characterization of 13 4, 3-glucanase gene from different clones of Hevea brasiliensis
R. Supriya, A. Saleena & A. Thulaseedharan
Pages: 572-575
Cryopreservation of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) zygotic embryos after pre-growth desiccation
K.K. Sajini, Anitha Karun & P.M. Kumaran
Pages: 576-581
Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in Hevea brasiliensis for recombinant protein production
R.G. Kala, K. S. Anu, K. Manesh, A. Saleena, P. Kumari Jayasree, P.R. Narayanan, G. Thomas & A. Thulaseedharan
Pages: 582-586
Analysis of segregating populations of West Coast Tall variety of coconut using microsatellite markers
R. Manimekalai, V. B. Rubavathi, Regi J. Thomas, R.V. Nair & M.K. Rajesh
Pages: 587-590
Large scale production, costs involved and field performance of TC plants of large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxburgh)
Y.S. Rao, K. Mary Mathew, K. Pradip Kumar, R. Lakhsmanan & J. Thomas
Pages: 591-596
Potential role of tea catechins in protection of DNA from free radical damage
K.M. Mariya John, Sarvottam D. Joshi, A.K.A. Mandal, R. Raj Kumar & R. Premkumar
Pages: 597-600
Dry matter production and photosynthetic efficiency of Oil Palm hybrids grown under irrigated conditions
Ch. Nagamani & K. Suresh
Pages: 601-605
Photosynthetic characteristics and antioxidant mechanism in Vanilla planifolia Andr. exposed to varying intensities of solar radiation
Jos T Puthur & Prasanna Rajan
Pages: 606-611
Certain physiological traits for characterization and selection of tea germplasm
T. S. Barman, U. Baruah & J. K. Saikia
Pages: 612-615
Physiological parameters to categorize coffee genotypes for drought resistance
Mallikarjun G Awati, G. F. D Souza, N. S. Renuka Swamy, D. Venkataramanan & Jayarama
Pages: 616-620
Photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence in Oil Palm grown under different levels and methods of irrigation
K.Suresh, Ch.Nagamani & V.M.Reddy
Pages: 621-624
Changes in leaf water relations and photosynthetic activity due to drought in mature natural rubber plants grown in North Kerala
Badre Alam, Radha Lakshmanan, D.B. Nair & James Jacob
Pages: 625-630
Early evaluation of wild Hevea germplasm for drought tolerance based on growth and dry matter production
M.A. Mercy, L.C. Babu & Y. Annamma Varghese
Pages: 631-638
Button shedding and premature nutfall in coconut palms grown in littoral sand as influenced by the growth regulator treatments
S.C. Sahoo, D.K. Dora, G.C. Acharya & P.K.Pradhan
Pages: 639-642
Studies on chloroplastic factors responsible for drought tolerance in rubber plants (Hevea brasiliensis)
K. Annamalainathan, J.L. Heazlewood & James Jacob
Pages: 643-649
Design and development of an indirect heating type shell fired copra dryer
T.Vidhan Singh
Pages: 652-657
Resource use efficiency in arecanut in southern transition zone of Karnataka - An economic analysis
V. Padmavathamma, K.B. Umesh, GS.Ananth, S.M. Srinivasan & and B.N. Venu
Pages: 658-662
Impact of application of vermicompost on economics of coconut cultivation in southern Karnataka
B.V.Chinnappa Reddy, Honniah, M.N. Venkataramanal, Radha D Kale, AN & Balakrishna
Pages: 663-668
Effect of tea cultivars on the physical and chemical composition of white tea
S. Balasubramanian, S. Arputhamani & P. Haridas
Pages: 669-674
Comparative efficiency of solar energy based dryers in relation to copra drying
K. Madhavan & S. J. D. Bosco
Pages: 675-678
Autoregressive model for forecasting cardamom price
Priya P.Menon, K.M, Kuruvilla, K.J.Madhusoodanan & J. Thomas
Pages: 679-680
Perception of farmers about training on oil palm cultivation
M. V. Prasad
Pages: 681-682
Instant chocolates through farm level secondary processing of cocoa
S.Prasannakumari Amma, Namboothiri & Benitha Augustin
Pages: 683-687
A comparative study on kombucha tea and black tea
P. Ponmurugani, T. Muthumani, R. Jayabalan & K. Swaminathan
Pages: 688-693
Influence of quality of raw material on electrical power consumption and quality of CTC black teas
N. Radhakrishnan & R.S. Senthil Kumar
Pages: 694-697
A quantitative analysis of the scientific literature on spices in Asian countries
P. Senthilkumaran & A. Amudhavalli
Pages: 698-702
Dissemination of scientific information on natural rubber by the Rubber Research Institute of India
Kurian K Thomas, Accamma C Korah, Mercy Jose, A.S. Ajitha & B. Biju
Pages: 703-708
Socio-economic impact of cashew cultivation in Kannur district of Kerala, India
R. Venkattakumar
Pages: 709-714
Multidimensional analysis of coconut based farming systems adopted by farmers
C.Thamban, C.V. Sairam, K. Muralidharan, V. Krishnakumar & S. Arulraj
Pages: 720-725
Prevalence of fluorescent pseudomonads in the rhizosphere of plantation crops and their antagonistic properties against certain phytopathogens
M. Jayaprakashvel, S. Ramesh, N. Mathivanani & U.I. Baby
Pages: 728-732

Short Scientific Reports

Performance of Pepper (Piper nigrurn L.) varieties in Lower Pulney Hills of Tamil Nadu, India
G Anand, B. Gopakumar, K. M. Kuruvilla, V. Vadivel & K. J. Maghusoodanan
Pages: 256-257
Helopeltis theivora Waterman (Hemiptera : Miridae) : A pest of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews)
Prakash K V, Sudharshan M R & Radhika N S
Pages: 439-440
Evaluation of CPCRI red weevil pheromone lure in pollachi tract of Tamil Nadu
K. Rajamanickam, M. Mayilvaganan & C P R Nair
Pages: 441-442
Foraging behaviour of Indian honey bee apis Cerana indica F. in rubber plantations
V U Lisha, V. T. Jose & S. Thankamony
Pages: 443-445
Nutritional ecology of Chrysomela chlorina Maulik (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) on large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxli) and its shade tree, Alnus nepalensis D. Don in the agroforestry systems of Sikkim
Nitte Srivastava & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 446 - 448
Integrated management of basal stem rot disease of coconut
Pages: 517-518
Efficacy of growth regulators for rooting and sprouting of long pepper cuttings (Piper longum Linn.)
Pages: 650-651
Effectiveness of training-cum-demonstration on increasing return from coconut plantations under rainfed condition in Assam
Indrajit Barman, A. K. Ray, H. P. Maheswarappa & G. C. Acharya
Pages: 726-727