Journal of Plantation Crops

Vol. 36 No.3, December – 2008

CONTENTS

Research Articles

Estimation of heterosis of economical important characters of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) hybrids
C. Jayabose1, S. Ganesh, K.V. Mohanan & S. Arulraj
Pages: 151-154
Observations on syncytial nuclei development in a mutant endosperm bearing coconut tree
K. Devakumar, V.K. Damodaran & J. Prabakaran
Pages: 155-160
Performance of Tenera × Tenera progenies derived from Thodupuzha and Nigerian Oil Palm germplasm under rain fed condition
P. Murugesan, S. Gopakumar, T. Krishnakumar, J. Santhosh Kumar & H. Haseela
Pages: 161-165
Variation in germination, seedling morphology and bio-chemical traits among indigenous arecanut (Areca catechu L.) accessions
K.S. Ananda, B. Rajesh & D. Shobha
Pages: 166-170
Diversity among various forms of flavanols in selected UPASI tea germplasm
Jibu Thomas, R. Raj Kumar & A.K.A. Mandal
Pages: 171-174
Clones of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) introduced from Cote d’Ivoire: Growth and yield performance in India
C.P. Reghu, Jayashree Madhavan, G.P. Rao, Saji T. Abraham & Y. Annamma Varghese
Pages: 175-179
Performance of rubber clones in the gravelly soils of Sasthamkotta lake side in Kerala
L. Sankariammal, Y. Annamma Varghese, Elsie S. George, Vinoth Thomas & Sabu P. Idicula
Pages: 180-185
Variability and association among floral traits and pollen recovery in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)
V. Niral, B. Augustine Jerard, K.V. Kavitha, K. Samsudeen & R.V. Nair
Pages: 186-191
Molecular characterization of WRKY transcription factor associated with leaf rust resistance in Coffea arabica L.
D. Ganesh, Anne Sophi, Sangeetha. N, Mercy.S, Santa Ram. A, Prakash, N.S, Sreenath H.L, Naidu. R, Jayarama & Diana Fernandez
Pages: 211-217
Secondary embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf derived somatic embryos of Hevea brasiliensis
R. G. Kala, L. Kuruvila, P. Kumari Jayasree, Sushama S. Kumari, R. Jayashree, K. Rekha, S. Sobha & A. Thulaseedharan
Pages: 218-222
Isolation and characterization of Ribulose 1, 5 – bisphosphate carboxylase small subunit gene from Hevea brasiliensis
A. Saleena, R. Supriya, K. P. Ranjith, V. S. Soumyarani & A. Thulaseedharan
Pages: 223-227
Assessment of genetic fidelity of arecanut plantlets derived through direct somatic embryogenesis by RAPD markers
Anitha Karun, E. Radha, P. Sangeetha Vijayan, Jiji George, M. K. Rajesh & K. S. Ananda
Pages: 228-231
Impact of integrated nutrient management on nut yield and quality of coconut under coastal ecosystem
M. Kalpana, B. Gautam, B. Srinivasulu, D. V. R. Rao, S. Arulraj & C. Jayabose
Pages: 249-253
Bio-composting of coffee pulp and other on-farm wastes in coffee plantations
I.B. Biradar, Y. Raghuramulu, H.R. Muralidhara, Sudhakar S. Bhat & Jayarama
Pages: 254-258
Seasonal changes in metabolic activities of drought tolerant and susceptible clones of tea (Camellia sinensis L.)
T. S. Barman, U. Baruah & J. K. Saikia
Pages: 259-264
Studies on green manuring in high density cashew orchards
N. Yadukumar, R. Rejani & L. Nandan
Pages: 265-269
Screening of oil palm duras for drought tolerance – Stomatal responses, gas exchange and water relations
K. Suresh, R.K. Mathur & M. Kochu Babu
Pages: 270-275
Input-response analysis in arecanut - a semiparametric regression approach
C.T. Jose, C. Thamban & Ravi Bhat
Pages: 276-280
Soil microbiological and enzymological response to organic matter recycling and chemical fertilization in arecanut based cropping system
Ravi Bhat, S. Sujatha & George V. Thomas
Pages: 281-289
Coconut based cropping systems for maidan tract of Karnataka
T.B. Basavaraju, M. Hanumanthappa, Najaraja Kusagur & B. Boraiah
Pages: 290-295
A method for non-destructive estimation of dry weight of coconut stem
S. Naresh Kumar, K.V. Kasturi Bai & John George
Pages: 296-299
Effect of limb pruning on growth and yield of four cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) varieties
M.G. Nayak, K.R.M. Swamy, N. Yadukumar & T.N. Raviprasad
Pages: 300-303
Development and management of water harvesting structure in laterite soils for irrigating arecanut through conjunctive use of harvested and surface water
A.C. Mathew, K. H. Shajatnan & S. Sujatha
Pages: 304-309
Oil palm research, development and production in Myanmar - an overview
Aye Pe, K.U.K. Nampoothiri, M. Achuthan Nair, Mya Mya Win & May San
Pages: 310-314
Ethylene stimulation aggravates tapping panel dryness in partially affected Hevea trees
R. Krishnakumar, P.K. Ambily, Renjini Raghavan, K. Annamalainathan & James Jacob
Pages: 315-321
Tapping induced changes in respiration rate, biochemical status and ATP content in soft bark tissue of natural rubber plant
K. Annamalainathan, M.A. Anumod, R. Krishnakumar, S. Sreelatha & James Jacob
Pages: 322-328
Leaf photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence in four clones (400 series) of Hevea brasiliensis during low temperature period in Tripura
Debabrata Ray, Sushil Kumar Dey, James Jacob, Debabrata Ray, Sushil Kumar Dey & James Jacob
Pages: 329-333
Leaf photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence in four clones (400 series) of Hevea brasiliensis during low temperature period in Tripura
Pages: 329-333
Species-spectrum and inter-relationship between ant and spider fauna in cashew agro-ecosystem
S. Pathummal Beevi & G.K. Mahapatro
Pages: 375-381
Responses of cashew stem and root borers (Plocaederus spp.) to host plant derivatives under olfactometer and electroantennogram (EAG) evaluation
T.N. Raviprasad & K.V. Nagaraja
Pages: 382-387
Variation in endosulfan susceptibility and body lipid content of Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) in relation to use pattern of insecticide in sub - Himalayan Dooars tea plantation
Somnath Roy, Ananda Mukhopadhyay & G. Gurusubramanian
Pages: 388-392
Use of neem kernel aqueous extract for the management of red spider mite infesting tea in south India
A. Babu, K. Perumalsamy, M. Sankara Rama Subramaniam & N. Muraleedharan
Pages: 393-397
Biocontrol efficacy of phylloplane bacteria in controlling blister blight disease of tea and their plant growth promoting properties
A. Balamurugan, Soumik Sarkar, D. Ajay, N. Pradeepa & R. Premkumar
Pages: 398-401
Evaluation of the entomo pathogenicity of baculoviruses to two lepidopteran pests of tea from Darjeeling Teras region
Ananda Mukhopadhyay, Damayanti De, Ananda Mukhopadhyay & Damayanti De
Pages: 402-407
Evaluation of the entomo pathogenicity of baculoviruses to two lepidopteran pests of tea from Darjeeling Teras region
Pages: 402-407
Pathogenicity of two strains of Bacillus infecting the lepidopteran tea pests, Buzura suppressaria and Eterusia magnifica in Darjeeling foothill region
Damayanti De & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 408-413
SCAR marker for the identification of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot disease in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis)
C. Bindu Roy, C. Kuruvilla Jacob & Thakurdas Saha
Pages: 414-417
A comparative study of insect odorant protein binding (OBP) genes and isolation of a partial OBP gene from coconut red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus F.
M.K. Rajesh, K. Subaharan, R. Sathish Kumar, Ritto Paul, Bobby Paul, V. Sreesmitha & George V. Thomas
Pages: 418-424
Red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Nietner) induced plant volatiles from tea leaves, an invitation to its predators
Sachin, P. James, A. Babu, K. Perumalsamy, N. Muraleedharan & R. Selvasundaram
Pages: 425-429
Homology modelling and docking studies in an odorant binding protein from palm weevil
V. Sreesmitha, M.K. Rajesh, K. Subaharan, R. Sathish Kumar & George V. Thomas
Pages: 430-434
Influence of seasonal and factory blending on caffeine and polyphenol contents of orthodox black and green tea of North-West Himalayan region of India
Parmod Verma, Harpreet Kaur, K.L. Sharma & D.K. Sharma
Pages: 475-479
Thin layer drying characteristics of copra and coconut oil
T. Vidhan Singh & R. Udhaykumar
Pages: 480-485
Osmotic dehydration characteristics of coconut cubes
D. Balasubramanian & L. Narayanan
Pages: 486-490
A novel approach for abatement of pollution, reuse of treated water and utilization of bioenergy in rubber sheet processing
Jacob Mathew, P. Doraisamy, S. Kamaraj, Eapen Kuruvilla & C. Kuruvilla Jacob
Pages: 491-495
Regional disparity in yield from rubber smallholdings and the reasons thereof
K.G. Mohanan & Ramesh B. Nair
Pages: 503-507
Empirical prediction model for regional cashew production in India
P. D. Sreekanth
Pages: 508-511
Sources of instability in Natural Rubber price: An analysis in the post-reform phase
S. Mohanakumar
Pages: 517-523
Farmers’ participation in the field implementation of microirrigation system
C. Thamban, J. Vasanthakumar, S. Arulraj, A.C. Mathew & K. Muralidharan
Pages: 522-525
Forecasting of all India production of coconut
K. Muralidharan, C. Thamban, P. Anithakumari, C. Palaniswami & P. Subramanian
Pages: 512-516

Short Scientific Reports

A study of relative performance of some elite landraces of smallcardamom
T.K.Hrideek, V.V.Radhakrishnan, K.V. Mohanan, K.M.Kuruvilla, K.J.Madhusoodanan & J.Thomas
Pages: 192-196
DOCGERM - A Database of cashew germplasm- Information at the fingertip
V.G. Jayalekshmy, Priya Lawrence & Akhila Gopinath
Pages: 197-199
Studies on induced mutation and fixing of LD50 value in tea (Camellia spp. (L.)
S. Babu
Pages: 200-203
Identification of superior coconut cultivars suitable for tender nut purpose
G.V. Sudarsana Rao, B. Jayaprakash Naik, M.P. Giridharan, Roy Stephen & P.C. Balakrishnan
Pages: 204-206
Effect of low temperature regimes on storage of Hevea pollen
T. Gireesh, Kavitha K. Mydin, Vinoth Thomas & Y. Annamma Varghese
Pages: 207-210
In vitro plant regeneration from immature embryos of tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze)
S. Suresh Ramraj, R. Suraj, S. Babu & K. A. Mandal
Pages: 232-234
Simple sequence repeats and RAPD primers for assessment of genetic uniformity among the field planted clones of oil palm
M. Jayanthi, P.K. Mandal, G. Sujatha, K.S. Jaya Sri, G. Srinivas Rao, B. Sunitha & M. Kochu Babu
Pages: 235-238
Transient expression of chitinase gene in Bacillus subtilis : An endophyte of Hevea brasiliensis
M.B. Mohamed Sathik, Shaji Philip, Mrudula P. Musthapha, Rani Mary Jose, Kochutherasiamma Joseph, Kuruvilla Jacob & James Jacob
Pages: 239-242
Existence of co-sexuality in palmyrah palm and study of relationship between monoecious and dioecious palms using molecular markers
Jiji George, Venkataramana, K.T., Anitha Karun, Rajesh & M. K
Pages: 246-248
Effect of cytokinins on growth and maturation of direct somatic embryos in arecanut (Areca catechu L.)
E. Radha, Anitha Karun, M. K. Rajesh & Nancy. J. Mariya
Pages: 243-245
Techno-economics of drip irrigation with mulching in cashew
J. N. Mishra, P. C. Pradhan & J. C. Paul
Pages: 334-336
Vertical distribution of magnesium in laterite soils of south India
S. Jayaganesh, S. Venkatesan & V.K. Senthurpandian
Pages: 341-343
Contribution of morphological and physiological parameters towards bunch index in oil palm using multiple linear regression analysis
Ananta Sarkar, K. Suresh & M. Kochu Babu
Pages: 344-347
Comparative study of soils under rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and forest with reference to ion exchange and pedogenic components
G.C. Satisha, M. Karthikakuttyamma & P.R. Suresh
Pages: 348-353
Field evaluation of tissue cultured vis-à-vis vegetatively propagated plants of vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andr.)
S. Sreekrishna Bhat & M.R. Sudharshan
Pages: 354-356
Effect of partially replacing potassium by sodium on growth and yield of Hevea brasiliensis
Elsie S. George, Annie Philip, K.I. Punnoose & N. Usha Nair
Pages: 360-365
Economic potentials of tuber crops for intercropping in young cashew plantations
Jose Mathew, Gregory Zachariah & C. Mini
Pages: 366-367
Feasibility of tea-rubber interplanting in Dooars area of West Bengal
Gitali Das, D. Chaudhuri & M.A. Nazeer
Pages: 368-371
A temperature sensitivity analysis on plantation crops : A GIS approach
Utpala Parthasarathy, V.A. Parthasarathy, K., Jayarajan, Utpala Parthasarathy, V.A. Parthasarathy, K. & Jayarajan
Pages: 372-374
A temperature sensitivity analysis on plantation crops : A GIS approach
Pages: 372-374
Biocontrol of bud rot disease in coconut
B. Srinivasulu
Pages: 435-438
Impact of crop management practices on intensity of coconut eriophyid mite, (Aceria guerreronis Keifer) under east coast conditions
A. Sujatha, M.S.V. Chalam & M. Kalpana
Pages: 439-442
Seasonal abundance of tea leaf roller and aphid along with the incidence of their natural enemies in tea fields of Manipur
K. Dhanapati Devi, M. Ingobi Singh & R. Varatharajan
Pages: 443-446
Pesticidal effect of leaf, root and bark extracts of multipurpose trees and cashew nut shell liquid on coconut root grub (Leucopholis coneophora Bur.)
Jacob John, K.M. Sreekumar, K.S. Krishnamurthy & P. Rekha
Pages: 447-450
Sex pheromones of tea mosquito bug Helopeltis antonii Signoret (Miridae : Heteroptera)
P.S. Bhat & T.N. Raviprasad
Pages: 451-453
Biocontrol strategies against grey and brown blight tea pathogens
N. Pradeepa, A. Balamurugan, D. Ajay, Soumik Sarkar & R. Premkumar
Pages: 454-456
Host based variation in life cycle traits and general esterase level of the tea looper, Hyposidra talaca (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Soma Das & Ananda Mukhopadhyay
Pages: 457-459
Impact of pesticides on the pollinating weevils of oil palm
P. Kalidas, P. Rajasekhar & S.V.L. Lalitha
Pages: 460-462
Evaluation of fungicides and biocontrol agents against leaf blight disease of coconut caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae
B. Meena, K. Rajamanickam, M. Kumar & K. Sathyamoorthi
Pages: 463-465
Management of rhizome rot disease of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton.) using fungicides and bioagent
K. Dhanapal, Joseph Thomas & J. Thomas
Pages: 466-468
Integrated management of root tip rot and foliar yellowing of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton)
A. K. Vijayan, Joseph Thomas & J. Thomas
Pages: 469-470
Response to zinc on growth and incidence of powdery mildew disease in RRIM 600 clone of Hevea in nursery
G.C. Mondal, S. Meti, A.C. Sarma & Ramesh B. Nair
Pages: 471-474
Changes in chemical and microbial quality of mixed cashew apple jams during storage
Mini, C, Jose Mathew & Indira. V
Pages: 496-499
Quality upgradation of ungraded sheet rubber using a mechanical cleaning device
Siby Varghese, Baby Kuriakose & N. M. Mathew
Pages: 500-502