THE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH ANGRAU

QUARTERLY PUBLICATION (March, June, September, December) ISSN No.0970-0226

Editorial Board

CHIEF PATRON

Dr. V. Damodara Naidu, Vice- Chancellor, ANGRAU, Guntur

PATRONS

Dr. D. Balaguravaiah, Dean of P.G. Studies, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. J. Krishna Prasadji, Dean of Agriculture, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. K. Yella Reddy, Dean of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. L. Uma Devi, Dean of Home Science, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. N.V. Naidu, Director of Research, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. P. Rambabu, Director of Extension, ANGRAU, Guntur

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Suresh Babu, Head, Capacity Building, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, U.S.A

Dr. Seri Intan Binti Mokthar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agro- Based Industry, University of Malaysia, Kelantan

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad

Dr. Mahadev B. Chetti, Vice-Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

Dr. Surinder Singh Kukal, Dean of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab

Dr. Y.G. Shadakshari, Director of Research, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

Dr. N. Trimurthulu, Special Officer, Advanced Post Graduate Centre, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. M.V. Ramana, Principal Scientist (Pulses), Regional Agricultural Research Station, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. K. Vijay Krishna Kumar, Senior Scientist (Pathology) & TS to Vice- Chancellor, Administrative Office, ANGRAU, Guntur

EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr. Srinivasan Ancha, Principal Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines

Dr. M. Sankara Reddy, Professor, Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A

Dr. A.T. Sadashiva, Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Vegetable Crops, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore

Dr. Meenu Srivastava, Professor, Dept. of Textiles and Apparel Designing, College of Home Science, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur

Dr. S.R. Koteswara Rao, Dean of Student Affairs, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. T. Giridhar Krishna, Professor & Head, Dept. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati

Dr.R. Sarada Jayalakshmi Devi, Professor & Head, Dept. of Plant Pathology, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati

Dr. P. Sudhakar, Professor & Head, Dept. of Crop Physiology, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati

Dr. Ch. V.V. Satyanarayana, University Head (Food Engineering), College of Food Science & Technology, ANGRAU, Bapatla

Dr. M.V. Ramana, Principal Scientist (Agricultural Engineering), Regional Agricultural Research Station, ANGRAU, Tirupati

Dr. T. Neeraja, Professor & Head, Dept. of Resource Management and Consumer Sciences, College of Home Science, ANGRAU, Guntur

Dr. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar, Professor & Head, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Mahanandi

Editor-in- Chief

Dr. D. Balaguravaiah, Dean of P.G. Studies, ANGRAU, Guntur

Managing Editor

Dr. P. Punna Rao, Principal Agricultural Information Officer, AI&CC, ANGRAU, Guntur

Editor

Dr. A. Lalitha, Scientist, AI&CC, ANGRAU, Guntur