International Association of Biologicals and Computational Digest en-US (Dr. Archana Mankad) (Dr. Atul J Patel) Mon, 16 May 2022 11:38:28 +0000 OJS 60 RECENT FLORICULTURE IN INDIA <p><em>This report finishes a research of the floriculture sector's recent advancements in India, notably in terms of key cut flower producing states, industry growth, and export potential. The primary focus is on commercially farmed cut and loose flowers. Documentation was carried out throughout the previous two decades. The purpose of this study is to look at the export performance, the composition of exports, the means of transportation for floriculture exports, and the share of floriculture exports. India produces roughly 19 lakh Tonnes of loose flowers and 8.90 lakh Tonnes of cut flowers per year on 3.40 lakh hectares of land, bringing in considerable revenue to the exchequer through domestic &amp; global commerce. India is ranked 18th in the world, with a 0.6 % of the worldwide floriculture trade. Exports grew at a CAGR of 4&nbsp;% during the previous decade. In 2010-11, India was the greatest exporter to the United States, with US $ 12.72 million, US $ 16.06 million in 2014-15, and US $ 19.49 million in 2019-20. Exports through air are on the rise, rising from 27&nbsp;% in 2010-11 to 40.21 percent in 2019-20, with a compound annual rate of 0.06 percent.</em></p> Aditi Malviya, Milan Vala Copyright (c) 2022 Mon, 16 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 THE EFFECT OF CALCIUM ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTED MICROGREENS <p><em>Microgreens, the edible seedling of vegetables and herbs, received increasing attention nowadays. Microgreens are considered functional food or superfood due to their health-promoting properties. Mustard (Brassica nigra L.) and Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) were selected species for treatment. Five sets of these microgreens were prepared for treatment, two sets of both greens were treated with calcium chloride and the other two with calcium sulphate. Both solutions had different concentrations and one set was under control without any treatment. Calcium solutions were applied for 5 days. After the treatment studied plant growth and development, harvested microgreens were analyzed for biochemical metabolites. As a result, most of the treated microgreens had more physiological growth and increased metabolites than control. </em></p> Freny Brahmakshatriya, Bhanu Solanki Copyright (c) 2022 Sun, 01 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZERS ON CAPSICUM ANNUUM L. <p><em>Capsicum annuum L. is also known as the universal spice of India since it is grown in many regions of the country. It has high commercial value because of its two principle characteristics such as pungency and color due to the chemical constituents like Capsaicin and Capsanthin respectively. Balanced nutrients are mandatory for better quality and quantity of the chilli crop production. In the present study, plant of Capsicum annuum L. was treated with four different organic and inorganic fertilizers. The morphological features were evaluated during the experiment and soil analysis was carried out to evaluate the changes in the nutrient content of the soil.</em></p> Gayatri Jeediya, Sanjukta Rajhans, Himanshu Pandya Copyright (c) 2022 Sun, 01 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 DEVELOPMENT OF TREE PLANTATION THROUGH MIYAWAKI METHOD AT SABARMATI RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED - A RESEARCH <p><em>Th</em><em>e current paper deals with the progressive and sustainable approaches of </em><em>development</em><em> of tree plantation through Miyawaki method at Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited</em><em>. Miyawaki forests are one approach that has recently received a lot of attention. The Miyawaki method of reforestation, named after Japanese botanist and plant ecologist Akira Miyawaki, is a method of ecological engineering that advocates the growth of forests even in small areas by first treating the top layer of soil and then planting the local species that can thrive on their own. Ahmedabad's municipal corporation, which has Kobe, Japan as a sister city, is experimenting with this and hopes to develop such green spaces not only on land but also now on completely flowing Sabarmati River. ‘We chose this fast-growing urban forestry method, as it has reported 15% faster growth rate per year compared to the other reforestation methods,’ said Dr. Asif Memon, General Manager (Parks and Garden), and Sabarmati Riverfront Development, who is overseeing the reforestation initiatives. Moreover, for maintenance, all that a Miyawaki forest requires is good water supply and weeding for two years. Thereafter, it will be self-sustaining, need no external support. The current study gathers the strategic objectives for developing tree plantations using the Miyawaki method, as well as the benefits to nature and other ecosystems.</em></p> Ram Sandip, Pooja Sharma, Nainesh Modi Copyright (c) 2022 Sun, 01 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 PHYTOEXTRACTION OF ARSENIC AND BORON AND ITS EFFECT ON GROWTH PARAMETERS OF TAGETES ERECTA L. <p><em>Tagetes erecta L. was used to explore the use of hydroponics technique for phytoremediation. The treatment of heavy metals such as Arsenic and Boron was provided to the plants of marigold. Various experiments conducted have shown the use of marigold as a plant species with hyperaccumulator capacity. In the present study the plants were given treatments of heavy metals for a period of 20 days. Growth analysis was carried out at the interval of 5 days and the data was recorded. This paper has focused on changes in the growth parameters in proportion to the heavy metal treatment provided. Here, hydroponics technique was used as an alternative to the soil media.</em></p> Kirti Pandya, Sanjukta Rajhans, Himanshu Pandya Copyright (c) 2022 Sun, 01 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000