Sasanka Sekhar Bora

Sasanka Sekhar Bora
Indian Cardamom Research Institute | ICRI · Department of Entomology

M.Sc Agri PhD
Working of Eco friendly agriculture

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This study in on the foraging behaviour of syrphid flies belonging to the tribes Eristalini (Eristalinus arvorum, E. quinquestriatus and Mesembrius quadrivittatus) and Syrphini (Episyrphus balteatus). The foraging activity, rate and speed, loose pollen grains and abundance were evaluated at Jorhat during 2018 and 2019 on mango flowers var. Amrapali...
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Aerobic rice (Oryza sativa L.) flourishes well under dry situations and caters a favorable option to solve the emerging water crisis in agricultural production. Water scarcity is touted as a grave concern in various rice-growing areas of the world, leading to the introduction of water-saving aerobic rice, which is direct-seeded in non-puddled, non-...
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This study in on the foraging behaviour of syrphid flies belonging to the tribes Eristalini (Eristalinus arvorum, E. quinquestriatus and Mesembrius quadrivittatus) and Syrphini (Episyrphus balteatus). The foraging activity, rate and speed, loose pollen grains and abundance were evaluated at Jorhat during 2018 and 2019 on mango flowers var. Amrapali...
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The objective of this investigation was to assess the direct and residual effect of graded levels of boron (B) on growth, yield and quality parameters of crops in cauliflower-cowpea-okra cropping sequence. For this experimentation, cauliflower was grown as a test crop to assess the direct effect of B fertilization while cowpea and okra were grown a...
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Nitrogen (N) fertilizer carves a lion's share amongst the nutrient source required for plant growth and development. Fertilizer N is touted as one of the key inputs in cereals, in particular rice production in Asian countries. Amongst the nutrient management techniques, N management is the main concern in rice production. N holds a distinctive prom...
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This field investigation was conducted to assess the implication of the direct and residual effect of the applied differential level of boron on the dynamics of the soil chemical properties, nutrient status in soil and yield of crops under cauliflower–cowpea-okra cropping sequence in an Inceptisol of North East India. The imposed treatments compris...
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Nitrogen (N) fertilizer carves a lion’s share amongst the nutrient source required for plant growth and development. Fertilizer N is touted as one of the key inputs in cereals, in particular rice production in Asian countries. Amongst the nutrient management techniques, N management is the main concern in rice production. N holds a distinctive prom...
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A field experiment was conducted during rabi season of 2017-18 at Central Research Farm, Gayespur, Nadia, under Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal to assess the effect of irrigation and nitrogen levels on performance of hybrid mustard. The experiment was comprised of nine treatment combinations in split plot design with rep...
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Bhut Jolokia an important cash crop of North eastern part of India. However, insect pest dominant factor causing damage to the crop among the insect pest thrips and mites are the important one. Weather plays a significant role in appearance of these two important pests and it was observed that highest incidence of thrips in 4 th week of March in bo...
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A field experiment was conducted at the Experimental Farm, Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during the year 2014-2016 with ten germplasm of banana viz. Gobin Tulchi (AAB), Bogimonohar (ABB), Manohar (AAB), Agnisagar (AAA). Barjahaji (AAA), Kachkal (ABB), Assamese Malbhog (AAB), Chenichampa (AAB), Bharatmoni (AAB) an...
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Article discusses the role of cinnamon as potential immuno-booster or immunity enhancer and other medicinal properties.
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Article discusses about the role of large cardamom as immunity booster
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Article discusses about the integrated pest and disease management as an initiative towards adoption of organic farming during transition stage of conversion.
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Building up health and immunity immunity through large cardamom
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In the last thirty years, numerous scientific revolutions have been planned to improve the ecological balance of agricultural production methods, via a considerable decrease of inorganic compounds like pesticides, synthetic plant growth hormones and fertilizers. A favorable and environment sustainable modernization should be the practice of normal...
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Building up health and immunity through spices
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For assessing the effect of boron fertilization on the micronutrient concentration in plants, its uptake in edible portion and crop yield in cauliflower–cowpea-okra cropping sequence in an Inceptisol of North East India field experiments were conducted during the year 2015–17 at Horticultural Experimental Farm, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat...
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Large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.), a member of the family, Zingiberaceae is the main cash crop cultivated in the sub-Himalayan state of Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Survey has been conducted in East, West, North and South Sikkim during 2014-15 and recorded distinct characters of six cultivars of large cardamom viz. Ramsey, R...
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Bhut Jolokia is one of the most sought after chilli because of its pungency due to high capsaicin content which production affected to a great extent by the infestation of insect pests. Insect pest associated with this crop recorded at weekly interval at rabi season for two consecutive year 2017-18 and 2018-19 at Horticultural Research Farm of Assa...
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Mrs. Kakit Lepcha started the scientific methodology of large cardamom cultivation, which shows very positive impact in production and productivity. Unlike previous years, she stopped the planting of random cultivar of large cardamom and planted the location and altitude suited Ramsey cultivar. The change in farming psychology and practices eventua...
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The face of Indian agriculture is changing and now as the knowledge acquired by scientists from laboratories are shared with farmers working in the fields specially in large cardamom in remote locations of Sikkim. This has resulted in flourishing farms which reaps rich yields and thus make the farmers affluent economically.
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Insects feed on almost every kind of organic matter irrespective of living or dead. Moreover, most insects are specific to their food selections and restrict themselves within some particular kind of food. Obviously, insect-plant interactions are also of crucial importance in selection, finding and recognition of host. Recognition of host plants, p...
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Article explains in brief about growing habit of large cardamom, extreme weather conditions and occurrence of hailstorm and loss of crop as a whole.
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Turmeric is the important spice crop and grown organically in Sikkim, Northeast India. A large chunk of agrarian community depends on its cultivation. The present study was conducted at Dzongu areas of North Sikkim due to maximum tribal farmer's population lives. A list of the turmeric growing villages was prepared and five villages were selected r...
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बड़ी इलायची: सिक्किम के किसानों की आजीविका का मुख्य आधार, फल फूल, नवंबर-दिसंबर (2018) Vol. 39 (06): 41- 43.
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Large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.), a member of the family, Zingiberaceae is the main cash crop cultivated in the sub-Himalayan state of Sikkim and Darjeeling District of West Bengal. It is a shade loving plant (sciophyte), has its natural habitat in the humid subtropical semi-evergreen forests of mountainous sub-Himalayan region. It grows wel...
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Article explains about moisture conservation practices and their effect on growth and yield of large cardamom
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Northeast India (NER) is characterized by rich biodiversity, and most of the farmers in the region practice organic farming. Ginger and turmeric are the principle hosts for Conogethes spp. in NER. Conogethes infestation starts in June and continues till October to November. Large cardamom, Amomum subulatum, remains uninfested. Conogethes sp. incurs...
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Field experiment was conducted at Kabi Research Farm, Indian Cardamom Research Institute, RRS, Spices Board Gangtok, India to find out the role of soil application of Mg, Zn and Mn on growth and nutrition in large cardamom. The experiment laid out in randomized block design, consisted eight treatments viz. ZnSO4 (5 kg/ha), ZnSO4 (10 kg/ha), MnSO4 (...
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Spices grouping have a broad application prospective in agriculture and medicine and are especially significant to the biology diversity research. As spices are vitally important in medicinal value, it is more important to identify and classify them accurately. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of different system of spices classific...
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In large cardamom organic mulches helps in reduce water erosion, increase night temperature and retain moisture content in soil for longer time. It is very beneficial to growth and development of this crop from October to March months of dry period.
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Technological advancement in organic production of large cardamom
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Occurence of hailstorm in Sikkim Himalayan region and damage to large cardamom
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A field experiment was conducted during 2014-15 at Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Spices Board research farm in Kabi (1567 m amsl) Sikkim. Among the moisture conservation practices, treatment having trench across slope duly filled with biomass recorded the significantly higher number of immature tillers (5.98 & 5.79)...
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Field experiment was carried out during 2015-2016 in rainfed condition at Indian Cardamom Research Institution (ICRI), Regional Research Station, Spices Board Research farm at Kabi, North Sikkim, India. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Block Design, with eight treatments viz., T 1 (trench across the slope), T 2 (trench across the slope +...
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Field experiment was conducted at Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Spices Board Kabi research farm North Sikkim to find out the effect of Boron nutrition on growth, nutrient content and soil fertility status of large cardamom. The experiment was laid out in RBD comprising seven treatments (T 1 soil application of borax...
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Field experiment was conducted at Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Spices Board Kabi research farm North Sikkim to find out the effect of Boron nutrition on growth, nutrient content and soil fertility status of large cardamom. The experiment was laid out in RBD comprising seven treatments (T 1 soil application of borax...
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Large cardamom is an important cash crop of Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal. About 3863 MT of large cardamom are produced annually from an area of 26, 459 ha in Sikkim region. Insect pests are one of the constraints of large cardamom production. Surveillance was carried out in the major large cardamom growing tracts during 2010–12 and...
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Field experiment was conducted at Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Spices Board Kabi research farm North Sikkim to find out the effect of Boron nutrition on growth, nutrient content and soil fertility status of large cardamom. The experiment was laid out in RBD comprising seven treatments (T 1 soil application of borax...
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Host stage of Chilo tumidicostalis Hmpsn suitability for parasitization by Cotesia flavipes Cam and its development were studied under confinement. The adults of C flavipes preferred IV instar followed by V and III instar larvae of host C tumidicostalis by 80, 70 and 60 per cent respectively. On the other hand it was found that incubation and larva...
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India is famous for spices and condiments. Among spices crop cultivated in India, turmeric is a major spice well known for its culinary and medicinal property. In the recent years, the trend of the spices cultivation and export had increased by many folds because of its intrinsic quality. India is having highest acreage under turmeric cultivation i...

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