Contents: I. Plant Breeding and Genetics: 1. Application of Information System in Conventional Breeding: Qr Code Based Banana Breeding Tracker (BBT) for Real Time Analysis of the Breeding Information/Vignesh Kumar B., Backiyarani S., Saranya S., Saraswathi M. S., Durai P. and Uma S. 2. Combining Ability Studies for Yield and Yield Components in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)/M. Vaithiyalingan and R. Vaidyanathan. 3. Genotype X Environment Interaction for Kernel Yield in Drought Tolerant Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)/M. Vaithiyalingan and R. Vaidyanathan. 4. Genetic Analysis of Root Traits and its Effect on Yield for Drought Tolerance Breeding in Rice (Oryza Sativa L.)/John Kingsly N. B., Prisca Seeli F. D., Gomathinayagam P., S. Jebaraj. 5. Genetic Analysis of Gene Effects by Generation Mean Analysis for Oil Yield and Attributing Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)/Ameena Premnath, N. Manivannan, R. Chandirakala and C. Vanniarajan. 6. Broadening the Genetic Base for Mymv Resistance through Interspecific Hybridization between Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo/Mahalingam A., N. Manivannan and S. Lakshmi Narayanan. 7. Principal Component Analysis for Yield and its Components in Oat (Avena sativa L.)/R. Premkumar, A. Nirmalakumari and C. R. Anandakumar. 8. Genetic Variability Study in Blackgram under Rice Fallow Condition/G. Thamodharan, S. Geetha and A. Ramalingam. 9. Diversity Analysis in Inbred Lines of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)/Chandirakala R., A. Monica, S. R. Krithika, S. R. Mythili, Ameena Premnath and N. Manivannan. II. Agronomy: 10. Fibre - Fodder Intercropping for Improving Soil Fertility and Maintaining Kapas Productivity with Variable Fertilizer Levels under Bt Cotton based Cropping System in North Western Zone of Tamil Nadu, India/M. Daisy and K. Rajendran. 11. Performance of Guinea Grass Co (GG) 3 in Coconut Garden for Sustainable Green Fodder Production/Alagudurai S., K. R. Pushpanathan and S. Sendurkumaran. 12. Productivity and Profitability Enhancement in Irrigated Uplands of Tamil Nadu through Bio-Intensive Complementary Cropping System/Dr. P. M. Shanmugam. 13. Response of Nutrients on Yield and Nutrient Uptake in Rice-Rice Cropping System under Farmers Field Condition/Satheeshkumar N., K. R. Latha, T. Myrtle Grace and N. K. Prabhakaran. 14. Influence of Nutrient Management Practices on Maximum Yield Potential and Economics of Hybrid Castor (Ricinus communis L.) under High Resource Condition in Tamil Nadu/Manickam S. and Suganya S. 15. Studies on Source-Sink Relationship in Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.)/A. Vivekanandhini and R. Jagannathan. 16. Studies on Tank Mix Application of Early Post Emergence Herbicides for Efficient Weed Control in Groundnut/K. Sathiya and R. Vaidhyanadan. III. Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry: 17. Effect of Bio Char Application on Soil Organic Carbon and Microbial Activity under Black Cotton Soils of Perambalur District, Tamilnadu, India/Sherene T, R. Kavimani, and K. Bharathi Kumar. 18. Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Encapsulated Zinc Fertilizers/T. Venkateshwaran, M. R. Latha, K. S. Subramanian and S. Marimuthu. IV. Agricultural Entomology: 19. Host Range and Efficacy of Steinernema carpocapsae and Steinernema Abbasi Against Insect Pest/S. Abirami, K. Poornima and S. Subramanian. 20. Effect of Weather Parameters on the Incidence of Fruitborer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee in Brinjal/N. Murugesan and J. Arockia Stephen Raj. 21. Efficacy of Vegetable Oil as Grain Protectants against Pulse Beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Bruchidae: Coleoptera) in Greengram/M. P. Bharath, C. A. Mahalingam and S. Jeyarajan Nelson. 22. Influence of Irrigation Schedule on the Biological Parameters of Two Spotted Spider Mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch. on French Bean, Pumpkin and Cassava/B. Poovizhiraja, C. Chinniah, A. Ravikumar and K. S. Karthick. 23. Biopesticidal Value of Plant Essential Oils on Subterranean Termite, Odontotermes wallonensis/E. Adlin Pricilla Vasanthi, S. Jeyarajan Nelson and N. Muthukrishnan. V. Plant Pathology: 24. Host Range and Cross Infectivity of the Genus Magnaporthe grisea/S. Shanmugapackiam and T. Raguchander. 25. Molecular Characterization of Different Isolates of Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. in Jasmine (Jasminum sambac L. aiton)/R. Deepa Sankari, E. G. Ebenezar, N. Revathy, R. Kalaivanan. 26. Phylogeny, Identification, and Pathogenicity of Lasiodiplodia Associated with Postharvest Nut Rot of Coconut in India/R. Dheepa, C. Goplakrishnan, A. Kamalakannan and S. Nakkeeran. 27. In Vitro Efficacy of Different Oils Cakes on Mycelial Growth of Sclerotium Rolfsii Causing Stem Rot of Cluster Bean/M. Surya, M. Muthamilan, N. Revathy, V. Swaminadhan. 28. Comparative Efficacy of Inoculation Methods of Powdery Mildew Pathogen (Oidium mangiferae Berthet.) in Mango/V. Vidhya, K. Manonmani, S. Thiruvudainambi and R. Arun Kumar. VI. Rural Sociology: 29. Comparative Study of Stepwise Mlr and Principal Component Regression to Address the Multicollinearity/Elakkiya N., Dr. Patil S. G., Vaidheki M. VII. Food Science and Nutrition: 30. Primary Screening of Probiotic Bacteria Isolated from South Indian Naturally Fermented Fruit Mix/Uma Maheshwari S., Amutha S., Hemalatha G., Senthil N., Anandham R. 31. Studies on In Vitro Mineral Availability of Barnyard Millet Vermicelli Fortified with Ekanayakam Root Barks/S. Chandraprabha and Sharon C. L. VIII. Horticulture: 32. Standardization of Drip Irrigation and Fertigation for Improving Yield and Quality Parameters of Mango Var. Alphonso under Ultra-High Density Planting/K. Prakash, R. M. Vijayakumar and S. D. Sundhar Singh. IX. Plant Sciences: 33. Evaluation of Composite Film Containing Extracts of Glycine max and Sago Impregnated with Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles/Ramnath Varadarajan. 34. Evaluation of Phytochemicals and In Vitro Antiinflammatory, Anti-Diabetic Activity of Edible Mushroom, Pleurotus sajor caju/K. Manimaran and S. Murugesan.
35. Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Studies on Free Radical Formation in Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn) Induced by Gamma Irradiation/Latha S. and D. Arulbalachandran.
A book on “Advancements in Agriculture Research”, as an offshoot of IAAPS 2018 (International Symposium on Innovations and Advancements in Agriculture and Plant Sciences) which was conducted on the 25th of May, 2018 at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Agriculture College (Affiliated to TNAU), Peramablur, Tamil Nadu. A total number of about 300 abstracts were received for IAAPS 2018 from various parts of the country and outside the country, covering the research findings of scientists / scholars in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Seed Science and Technology, Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Microbiology, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Rural Sociology, Food Science and Nutrition and Plant Sciences. With the help of experts in the respective areas of research, a total number of thirty were selected to be published as full length papers in this book. I am sure that the contents of this book will be referred by many researchers and will be useful especially for the budding scientists of Agricultural Sciences and Plant Sciences group for planning their future research.