Journal of Plantation Crops

Vol. 46 No.2, AUGUST – 2018

CONTENTS

Research Articles

Coconut-growing soils of Kerala: 1. Characteristics and classification
K.M. Nair, Shivanand, K.S. Anil Kumar, S.C. Ramesh Kumar, V.Ramamurty, M Lalitha, S. Srinivas, Arti Koyal, S. Parvathy, K. Sujatha. Hegde and S.K. Singh
Pages: 75-83
Coconut-growing soils of Kerala: 2. Assessment of fertility and soil related constraints to coconut production
K.M. Nair, Abdul Haris, Jeena Mathew, V. Srinivasan, R. Dinesh, H. Hamza, P. Subramanian, C. Thamban, K.P. Chandran, V. Krishnakumar, Ravi Bhat, R. Hegde and S.K. Singh
Pages: 84-91
Evaluation of plant extracts for antifungal activity against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, the incitant of leaf blight in small cardamom and anthracnose of black pepper
C.N. Biju and R. Praveena
Pages: 92-101
Expression analysis of rubber biosynthetic pathway genes in Hevea brasiliensis
P.K. Ambily, Molly Thomas, S. Sreelatha, R. Krishnakumar, K. Annamalainathan and James Jacob
Pages: 102-111
Evaluating the primary yield limiting leaf nutrient deficiency of coconut (Cocos nucifera Linn.) in a major coconut growing zone of Tamil Nadu
V. Selvamani and V.P. Duraisami1
Pages: 112-117
Adoption of recommended technologies by rubber growers in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu
J.I. Jergin and S. Somasundaram
Pages: 118-123
Management of rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros L.) by biological suppression with Oryctes baculovirus in Andhra Pradesh
N.B.V. Chalapathi Rao, A. Snehalatharani, A. Nischala, G. Ramanandam and H.P. Maheswarappa
Pages: 124-127
Unique decision support system for cashew germplasm management
G.S. Mohana and M.G. Nayak
Pages: 128-132
Development of an ablation tool for oil palm
M.V. Prasad, T. Vidhan Singh and K. Sudhakarbabu
Pages: 139-142

Short Scientific Reports

Characterization of genotypes of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) for yield parameters and disease resistance
C.N. Biju and S.J. Ankegowda, Sharon Aravind, R. Senthil Kumar, R. Senthil Kumar, C.N. Biju and S.J. Ankegowda, Sharon Aravind
Pages: 143-146
Studies on suitability of existing climbing devices for palmyrah palm (Borassus flabellifer L.)
P.C. Vengaiah, G.N. Murthy and H.P. Maheswarappa
Pages: 147-150
Characterization of genotypes of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) for yield parameters and disease resistance
R. Senthil Kumar, Sharon Aravind, C.N. Biju and S.J. Ankegowda
Pages: 143-146

Book Review

Review of economic history of cocoa with special reference to India
S. Jayasekhar and Isaac Ndungu
Pages: 133-138