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CONTENTS Horticultural research and development in Korea: A review - Geun-Won Choi and Jung-Myung Lee Technology for rejuvenation of old and senile orchard of guava - Gorakh Singh Effect of seed rate and spacing on yield of Aswagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal) - G. Satyanarayana Reddy, T. Susila and M. Raj Kumar Studies on variability, heritability, genetic advance and character association in watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsam and Nakai] - M. Shanmuga Sundaram, V. Kanthaswamy and G. Ashok Kumar Standardization of micro-propagation technique for acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) - Raj Kumar, M.K. Kaul, S.N. Saxena, S. Bhargava, A.K. Singh and J. Singh Effect of INM on productivity and soil characteristics of tissue cultured banana cv. Grand Naine in Mizoram, India - T.K. Hazarika, B.P. Nautiyal and R.K. Bhattacharya Application of canopy architecture in high density planting in guava - Gorakh Singh Assessment of colour and polyphenols dynamics during fermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes as affected by yeast strains - A.K. Sharma, P.N. Singh, S.D. Sawant and D.P. Oulkar Impact of integrated use of chemical fertilizers, manures and biofertilizers on the seedling vigour of apple nurseries - Uday Sharma, Bunty Shylla and Jitender Kumar Chauhan Studies on effect of pinching and plant bioregulators on growth and flowering of marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) cv. Pusa Basanti Gainda - Indu Rathore, Ashutosh Mishra, S.K. Moond and P. Bhatnagar Potential of indigenous strains of Pseudomonas and Bacillus species for the production of plant growth regulators, viz., Auxins, Gibberellins and Cytokinins from carnation and medicinal plants - Mohinder Kaur, Sanjeev, Sapna Sharma, Vishal Rana and Girish Sharma Physiological diversity and its significance in flowering of mango (Mangifera indica L.) - V.K. Singh, Achal Singh and S. Rajan Economic evaluation of subsurface drip irrigation system in tomato- Rakesh Sharda, M.P. Kaushal, Mukesh Siag and Nilesh Biwalkar Cost benefit analysis uner fruit based multiple cropping system - R. Arya, O.P. Awasthi, J. Singh and Bhim Singh Studies on physical properties of onion seeds (Allium cepa L.) R.S. Chhina and A.D. Sharma Polypeptide variability among the coconut zygotic embryos in two culture conditions - R. Manimekalai, Anitha Karun and K.K. Sajini Varietal performance of mango (Mangifera indica L.) in terms of physico-chemical and yield attributing characters in vindhya region of Madhya Pradesh - Rajesh Singh, Richa Singh and P.S. Gurjar Effect of bud types and their deblossoming on the incidence of malformation and flowering characters in mango (Mangifera Indica L.) - D. Pandey, V.K. Singh and A.K. Misra Flowering, fruiting and quality of capsicum as influenced by organic growing media and crop geometry - Sumita Roy, Narendra Kumar, D.K. Singh and A.K. Srivastava Crop water requirements and fertigation options for early drip irrigated cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrys Linn.) grown in a greenhouse - Chetan Singla and K.G Singh

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Prediction of some important floral and corm characters 102 of gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrida) from its plant height - Prabhat Kumar, R.K. Maurya, D.S. Mishra and Binayak Chakraborty Role of sterilants in establishment of aseptic culture using 105 different explants in tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa Linn.) - Ganesh. B. Kadam, Krisahn P. Singh and R. Jyothi Crop diversification with turmeric crop for enhanced productivity, profitability and improving livelihood of North West Indian Farmers - B. Singh, R.K. Naresh, Vaisali and A. Goswami


Interrelationship and path coefficient studies on yield attributing factors in onion (Allium cepa L) - R.K. Singh and B.K. Dubey


Studies on pear propagation through cutting treated with 121 indole butyric acid under Ranchi condition - Sanjay K. Singh, Ranjan K. Singh, Manoj Kumar, S.K. Chaubey and K.K. Prasad

Effect of low cost wrapping and cushioning materials on 130 physico-chemical properties of guava (Psidium guajava L.) fruits - Deepak Chandra, Rajesh Kumar and K.K. Misra


Studies on the different mulches on vegetative growth 134 of strawberry (Fragaria× ananassa Duch.) cv. Chandler - Namrta Singh and Deepa H. Dwivedi

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Effect of different packages on spoilage, marketability and 126 organoleptic evaluation of tissue cultured banana cv. Dwarf Cavendish during storage - Abhay Mankar, S.P. Singh and K. Karuna




Bio-evaluation of selected medicinal plants from Northern 137 India for antibacterial activity potential - Monika Singh, Preeti Chand, Anirban Pal, and Y.K.Jaiswal Bearing positions and methods of harvesting affects the 140 quality of guava fruits cv. Pant Prabhat - Ayushi Tamta and Rajesh Kumar Incidence of fruit defects and quality attributes in tomato 145 (Solanum lycopersicum L.) as affected by soil application of micronutrients in Doon Valley soil - Ratan Kumar, S.P. Joshi and P.L. Saran Effect of integrated use of chemical fertilizers, biofertilizers 149 and biostimulants in gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) cv. Sancerre - Rakesh Kumar, Ramesh Kumar and Prabhat Kumar Production potential of winter vegetables as intercrops 153 in autumn planted sugarcane under valley conditions of Uttarakhand - Sanjay Kumar, S.S. Singh and Adesh Singh Response of phosphorous level and date of sowing on growth 155 and yield of different cultivars of cowpea - Mohd. Mustafa, S.K. Pandey, Subhash Katare and Ajeet Singh Biochemical changes as indices of maturity in lasora (Cordia 160 dichotoma Forst ‘F’ ) - Pramod Kumar

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Enhancing earliness and productivity in summer squash 163 through black polymulch in Uttarakhand hills - V.P. Singh, P.K. Singh, Ratna Rai and Lalit Bhatt Study of different plant growth retardants on flowering, fruiting, 166 yield and economics of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) - B.S. Rajput, Ajeet Singh, Preeti Patel and U.S. Gautam Chlorophyll content in guava leaves as influenced by 168 phosphorus - Diwaker Singh

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To promote inter-disciplinary research in the field of Horticulture and provide a forum for expressing views on policies and programmes relating to horticultural research and development. President H.P. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticulture), ICAR, New Delhi Vice President Gorakh Singh, Horticulture Commissioner, GOI, Deptt. of Ag. & Cooperation, New Delhi General Secretary S.S. Singh, G.B.P.U.A.& T., KVK, Dhakrani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Chief Editor G.S. Pandey, Director of Horticulture and Food Processing (Uttarakhand), Chaubattia, Almora Editor S.K. Dwivedi, Scientist E (Horticulture), DRDO, Delhi


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Advisory Board Chair Person B.S. Bisht, Vice Chancellor, G.B.P.U.A.& T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand Members H.S. Gupta, Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi K.R. Dhiman, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Y. S. Parmar UHF, Solan H.P. A.S. Sidhu, Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore M.C. Nautiyal, Dean, G.B.P.U.A.& T., Hill Campus, Ranichauri, Uttarakhand H. Ravishankar, Director, Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, U.P. V.B. Singh, Professor and Head, Deptt. of Horticulture, SASRD, Nagaland University, Medziphema D.R. Gautam, Director Extension, Dr. Y. S. Parmar UHF, Solan, H.P. Nazeer Ahmad, Director, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, Uttarakhand Council for Science and Technology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand J.C. Bhatt, Director, VPKAS (ICAR) , Almora, Uttarakhand Editorial Board A.K. Singh, Head, Division of Fruits & Horticulture Technology, IARI, New Delhi P.L. Saroj, Principal Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR, Pusa, New Delhi Vishal Nath, Director, NRC for Litchi, Muzaffarpur, Bihar Manoj Raghav, Professor (Vegetable Crops), G.B.P.U.A. & T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand Feza Ahmed, Assoc. Prof. (Horticulture), SKUAST-Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K Sudhakar Pandey, Sr. Scientist (Vegetable Crops), IIVR, Varanasi, U.P. Anil K. Shukla, Sr. Scientist (Horticulture), CIAH, Bikaner, Rajasthan Prabhat Kumar, Asstt. Prof. (Floriculture), G.B.P.U.A.& T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand N.K. Hedau, Sr. Scientist (Vegetable Crops), VPKAS (ICAR) , Almora, Uttarakhand Mayank Kumar Rai, P.C., SVBPUAT, KVK, Ghaziabad, UP Treasurer Janaki Rana, HREC, G.B.P.U.A.& T., Chaubattia, Almora, Uttarakhand MEMBERSHIP Individual Life Membership Institutional Membership

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Thrust areas: „„

Establishment of Nucleus/Mother Blocks for production of quality planting material.


Promotion of high-density plantation.


Promotion of protected cultivation.


Maximization of mechanization for canopy management.


Strengthening of Post Harvest Management.


Market linkages.


Focus crops & cluster development.


Capacity building, extension and awareness.

Since its inception in 2003-2004, the initiatives taken under the Mission have helped in increasing the productivity of commercially important horticultural crops in Uttarakhand. The productivity of fruit crops has enhanced from 1.82 to 3.73 MT/ha., Vegetables from 9.19 to 12.04 MT/ha., Spices from 5.54 to 7.11 MT/ha., while trade of cut flowers increased remarkably from ` 25.00 crores to ` 100.00 crores in the last five years. The area under horticultural crops has also increased significantly. About 26337 ha in fruits, 15766 ha in vegetables, 3920 ha in flowers and 3934 ha in spices have been achieved under area expansion.

For more details, please contact:

Director, Dept. of Horticulture and Food Processing (Uttarakhand)

Udyan Bhawan, Chaubattia, Ranikhet, Almora

Govt. of Uttarakhand

E-mail: Phone: 05966-222792, 220260, Fax: 05966-221074

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