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28 Dec 2010

Olax zeylanica: An environmentally safe bio-pesticide for the control of the Maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Curculionidae)

M.T.H.P. Perera and M.M.S.C. Karunaratne Department of Zoology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Leaf powders of seven commonly found plant species, Ocimum graticimum, Morinda citrifolia, Aegle marmelos , Annona squamosa, Annona reticulata, Olax zeylanica and Ricinus
28 Dec 2010

Response of low frequency harvesting systems under drier climatic conditions

K.V.V.S. Kudaligama1, V.H.L. Rodrigo1, K.M.E.P. Fernando2 and P.A.J. Yapa 1Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka  2Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka The rubber plantations in Sri Lanka lie mostly
28 Dec 2010

Effect of different fertilizers on the growth of coconut seedlings, availability of some nutrients and soil microbial activities

S.R.M.R. Attanayake1, C.M. Nanayakkara2 and N.A. Tennakoon3 1Agriculture Biotechnology Centre, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2Department of Plant Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 3Soils and Plant Nutrient Division, Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila, Sri Lanka The present
27 Dec 2010

Stimulant levels to be used with two Low Intensity Harvesting (LIH) systems of Rubber under wet and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka

W.R.A.C. Prasanna1, V.H.L. Rodrigo2, D.C. Abeysinghe 1 and K.V.V.S. Kudaligama2 1Department of Plantation Management, Wayamba University, Sri Lanka 2Biochemistry and Physiology Department, Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Agalawatta, Sri Lanka Harvesting latex from rubber trees (Hevea
27 Dec 2010

Livestock farmers strategic response to climate change: Exploring the case of dairy cattle farms in the intermediate zone of Sri Lanka

R.T.D. Yasarathne, J.M.M. Udugama and U.K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige Department of Agribusiness Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka This study was aimed to examine the adaptation measures used by cattle farmers in the Panduwasnuwara Divisional Secretariat of the Kurunegala
27 Dec 2010

Effects of dried curry leaves and tea leaves on oxidative rancidity of rice bran

P.H.G.J. De Silva and N.S.B.M. Atapattu Department of Animal Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka Control of the rancidity of rice bran (RB) is difficult due to the oxidative rancidity that persists even after inhibiting lipolytic rancidity
27 Dec 2010

Use of bio- fungicides for controlling powdery mildew disease of Rambutan

P.W. Alahakoon, N.H. Jayawardene, K.C. Madushani and  R.K. Nilmini Fruit Crop Research and Development Center, Department of Agriculture, Horana, Sri Lanka Powdery mildew of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) incited by the fungus Oidium nephelii attack young leaves, flowers
9 Dec 2010

Carbon sequestration potential of replanted Rhizophora mucronata in Puttlam Lagoon, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

U.Y.I.L. Dharmasoma1, D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe1 and S. Wahala2 1Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2Department of Tourism Management, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka The potential of trees to act as carbon sinks is
9 Dec 2010

Climate change mitigation: Sri Lanka’s perspective

D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Climate Change with the associated increase in global temperature and sea level rise has become the most important global concern in the present
9 Dec 2010

Communicating climate change and biodiversity in coastal areas: A community-based adaptation strategy

R.Z. Guzman, R.V. Ramilo and F.B. Samiano Philippine Federation for Environmental Concern, Philippines This paper is a component of a community-based climate change adaptation project that reviews current coastal policies and legislation and identify their weaknesses in