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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

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
4 Mar 2010

Comparison of sampling techniques to estimate tree diversity and aboveground biomass in Sinharaja forest Sri Lanka

M.D.P. Kumarathunge, R.O. Thattil, S.P. Nissanka and P. Pathinayaka The use of correct sampling techniques is of paramount importance since the precision of estimates greatly depends on it. Different methods of sampling have to be investigated to
2 Feb 2010

Forest woodland ecosystem: An insight into the addition of litter through teak plantation

A. K. Mani, S. Manivasakan, S. Vijayabaskaran Teak is an important tree species grown under plantation conditions for timber requirement. Being a deciduous tree, it favours for accelerated nutrient cycling. A field experiment was conducted in an
2 Feb 2010

Growth, biomass and carbon accumulation among rubber (Hevea brasiliensis), teak

N. Appuhamy, L. Samarappuli and S. Karunaratne The study was conducted to compare the biomass accumulation and carbon stocks among rubber, teak and mahogany. Above Ground Biomass of each species were calculated using the allometric models. Mean