Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology (ISSN:&nbsp;2457-1024)</strong> is dedicated to publish research papers, reviews, case studies and short communications from all disciplines of science and technology. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, CJAST facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated.</p> SCIENCEDOMAIN international en-US Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology 2457-1024 The Influence of Iron Chelates on Chlorophyll Content and Yield of Bajra Napier <p>Bajra Napier is an important forage crop. Numerous studies have reported a direct relationship between ferrite levels and physiological function of plants. The present study investigates the impact of iron sources and its levels on yield and chlorophyll content of Bajra Napier. The experiment was carried out in a Factorial CRD with 3 factors namely seven sources of Iron (Fe glycinate, Fe citrate, Fe tartrate, Fe glutamate, FeSO<sub>4</sub>, Fe-EDDHA, Fe malate) four levels (FeSO<sub>4 </sub>- 0, 25, 37.5 and 50 kg ha <sup>-1 </sup>and Fe chelates - 0, 1, 2.5 and 5 kg ha <sup>-1</sup>) and two different soils (Calcareous and Non-calcareous).The results revealed that the iron application increased the chlorophyll concentration and yield, and it was also seen that as the level increased there was an increase in both the characteristics. These results indicated that applying Fe chelates have significantly improved the quality of produce and it was seen that there was an improvement in the iron uptake and the fodder yield showed a greater increase when compared to ferrous sulphate.</p> S. S. Sangeetha D. Jawahar T. Chitdeshwari C. Babu L. Lakshmanan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-04-16 2021-04-16 1 6 10.9734/cjast/2021/v40i631311 Antinutritional and Protein Based Profiling of Diverse Desi and Wild Chickpea Accessions <p><strong>Background:</strong> To design future breeding programs, biochemical analysis is fundamental.&nbsp; Chickpea is a major protein source in India and worldwide. More than 3000 chickpea seed accessions are being maintained by Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur which demand biochemical analysis.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> Present study pertains multivariate analysis based on antinutritional content and their protein profile of 20 accessions of <em>Cicer </em>that included cultivated desi and wild.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The spectrum of biochemical characteristics was documented; for lectin ranged 192.19 HU/mg to 12.26 HU/mg and total proteins varied from 2.66-0.59 mg/g. SDS-PAGE appraised various bands in a molecular weight range of 3.5 to 125 kDa acknowledging genetic diversity. On the basis of present study, accession selection for future breeding programs to develop nutritionally elite chickpea cultivar can be executed.</p> Neha Gupta Sushma Tiwari M. K. Tripathi Sameer S. Bhagyawant ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-04-16 2021-04-16 7 18 10.9734/cjast/2021/v40i631312 Farmer’s Knowledge Level towards Temperature, Storage and Packaging of Horticultural Produce <p>India is one of the world’s largest producers of fruits and vegetables, but one-third of its produce rots because of poor storage technologies and infrastructure, packaging, transport and distribution system. Food is wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production to final household consumption. Therefore, value-addition may raise the value of products or something can add that enables to increase the profit margin and demand for consumption. The present study was conducted in Haryana state and two districts Hisar from Southwest and Sonipat from Northeast were selected, purposively. From each district, three blocks were selected randomly because not all the farmer have experience of post-harvest management practices in fuits and vegetables crops. Further, three villages were selected from each block making a total of 18 villages. From each village, ten farmers were selected randomly, making a total sample of 180 farmers. Hence, one hundred eighty farmers were interviewed for the study. The study found that majority of the farmers (62.78 per cent) had partial level (26.11 per cent) had high and 11.11 per cent had no knowledge regarding ‘Room cooling: placing the crops in cold storage’. The results also shows that majority of the farmer (65.56 per cent) had high level 32.78 per cent had partial and 1.66 per cent had no knowledge regarding ‘Cleaning: chemical must be removed from produce before packing. e.g. Insecticides, pesticides etc’. It was found that majority of the farmers (66.11 per cent) had high level, 33.89 per cent had partial level of knowledge regarding ‘Flexible sacks: Made of plastic jute, such as bags (small sacks and nets made of open mesh)’, and none was found to have no knowledge of it. To reach the results aggregates total was calculated for each statement separately and on the basis of calculated scores, mean scores and mean score percentage were obtained which were ranked according to their maximum to minimum mean score percentage for assessing the knowledge level of the farmers.</p> Sonia Rani Pardeep S. Shehrawat Joginder S. Malik Vinod Kumar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-04-16 2021-04-16 19 27 10.9734/cjast/2021/v40i631313