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INDIAN SILK, FEBRUARY-MARCH, 2014  
Impact of cluster promotion programme on bivoltine sericulture in Andhra Pradesh
Ch. Satyanarayana Raju, G.V. Prasad, T. Mogili, B. Kasi Reddy, M.P. Reddy, M.V. Rao, B.V. Naidu, S. Purushotham, N. Sivarami Reddy, G.S. Vindhya and S.M.H. Qadri
 
The implementation of the Cluster Promotion Programme in Andhra Pradesh during XI Five Year Plan ensured significant gains in quality, productivity and profitability from sericulture activities through creation of required infrastructure, motivating the stakeholders and effective adoption of new technologies. Presented here is a brief account of the impact.  
New plant extract based growth promoter for Bombyx mori: A field trial of its efficacy
K.C. Narayanaswamy, M. Mousumi and P.M. Radhakrishna
 
Serimore is a new growth promoter that helps to improve the economic characters of the cocoon. The authors present the details of its field trial and positive impact on yield and productivity.  
Primary determiner of female sex in silkworm, B. mori identified!
M.N.S. Iyengar
 
Traditional rearing of Bogai tasar crop in Mayurbhanj, Odisha
J.K. Rout, R. Bhanj, S.C. Behera, B. Mohanty and C.S. Dash
 
Bogai rearing, a traditional practice in Mayurbhanj district has been popular amongst the wild rearers as well as the reelers. A study conducted by the authors has re-affirmed its preferential edge with respect to disease resistance, higher ERR and SR percentage besides superior reelability, tenacity and lustre over the cultivated eco-races.  
Success of early Jarua crop of muga silkworm
G.P. Singh, A.K. Gogoi, A.K. Sahu and K. Giridhar
 
The Jarua crop of muga in winter season is prone to extremities of climate and high incidence of muscardine resulting in frequent crop failures and low yield. RMRS, Boko has come out with improved rearing techniques that have helped the farmers to overcome the problem and get better yield. Details.  
Improved tub dyeing technique for better manpower efficiency and dyeing quality
B. Nanjegowda, S.M. Hukkeri, Subhas V. Naik, P.A. Kudche, S.B. Murgod, Prakash Y. Naik and Arindam Basu
 
The silk dyeing industry in India which churn out the end-product in small quantities is gripped with obsolete techniques, labour scarcity and health hazards. CSTRI, Bangalore has introduced improved tub dyeing mechanism to address these issues. Presented here are the advantages of new techniques based on the case study from the field.  
Compilation and different contributors
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