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Authors are urged to have one or more colleagues, read the manuscript critically prior to submission. Submission implies non- submission elsewhere and if accepted, no future publication without the consent of the Editorial Board.

Submit with a covering letter one original and one copy of the manuscript typewritten on one side, on bond paper (22x28 cm) and double space including title, abstract, text, literature cited, tables, headings and figure legends. One copy should be without author's name, address and acknowledgement. Footnotes should be avoided. liberal margins should be left for Editorial marking. Number the pages of title, text, literature cited, tables and figures in that order. Tables and captions of figures should be separate and every sheet of manuscript should be numbered. A serial number, assigned to each new manuscript accompanies its acknowledgement to the author who submitted it. Refer to that number in all subsequent correspondence.

Mode of submission - Authors should submit the review / research article / note alongwith prescribed "Article Certificate" and soft copy of it directly to the Journal with a copy of it to the Director of Research / Dean / Head of the Institution and, after its publication, a copy of reprint of the paper for his record.

Title - The title should be unique and concise description of the paper. It should not exceed 10 to 15 words. Names of the authors should be centered directly below the title. The name and location of the senior author/institution (The institution where most of the research work is conducted) is centered below the author's name. The designations and addresses of the author/s are footnoted.

Abstract - The abstract is placed on the next line after Institution's name on page 1. It should be a concise summation of the findings and should include names of organisms, effects of major treatments and major conclusions. It should not exeed 5 per cent of the length of the paper.

Key words - A list of additional Key words may be included below the abstract.

Headings - Centre and capitalize first letters of main headings of the paper i.e. Abstract, Materials and Methods. Results and Discussion and References. Do not centre secondary headings. Place the secondary headings with the first letter of the word capitalized at the beginning of the paragraph.

Style - Manuscripts must conform to current standards of English style and usage. The first person pronoun is accepted and often preferred for clarity. Main clauses should usually be stated first. The introduction without a heading should state clearly why the research was conducted with reference to earlier work. Give enough information on methods to indicate how the research was conducted so that the reader will have confidence in the validity of the result. Omit details unless it is method paper. Present results succinctly with emphasis on main effects. Use tables and figures to illustrate the text, interprete the results in discussion. Brief conclusion can terminate the discussion. Complex conclusions should form a separate section.

Underline the botanical/scientific names.

References - List citations alphabetically by names of authors and type them after the text. The form should be in the order of names of the authors, year, subject title, name of publication (in Roman), Vol. and inclusive page numbers.


Dorsey, M.J. and Bushnall, J.w. 1920. The hardiness problem. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 17:210-224.
Snedecor, G.W. 1956. Statistical Methods. 5th Edn.lowa State Univ. Press, Ames, Iowa, pp.S34.

Whiteside, w.F. 1973. A study of light as influenced by time and planting date on growth of onion (Allium cepa L.) in
the glasshouse and the field. Ph.D. thesis, Univ. of lllinois at Urbana-Champaign, pp.S3.

Tables- Type tables in double-space on separate pages, each one referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1). The title of each table should identify its contents so that reference to the text is not necessary. Title and column heading should be brief. Unnecessary descriptive matter should be avoided. Column and row heading with footnotes should be self explanatory. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word of each column and row heading. Use lower case letter from the end of alphabet (x,y,z) to identify tabular footnotes. Use lower case letters from the beginning of alphabet (a,b,c) or asterisks with explanatory footnotes at 5% level, capitals for significance at 1 % level.

Figure - Identify graphs, line drawings and photographs with consecutive Arabic numbers, as Fig. 1, Fig. 2. Place figures after tables. Photographs must be clear, glossy prints. Original graphs and drawings must be in Indian ink or equivalent on plain. White drawing paper. Letter in Indian ink with a lettering guide large and bold enough to permit reduction. Each figure should be referred to in the text. The title of paper and fig. number should be placed in pencil on the back of each fig. for identification.

Trade or Brand Names - Trade or brand names are not used in permanent literature. State trade or brand names only in parentheses. The active ingredient, chemical formula, purity and diluent or solvent may be stated in the text. Capitalize the first letter of trade or brand names.

Abbreviation - In both text and tables except for the first word in a sentence long words or terms used repeatedly should be abbreviated usually without a period (e.g. a.m. ppm. m. °C, N, P, K, K,SO,). Use standard abbreviations. Names of organic chemicals and other terms, abbreviated for the reader's convenience should be spelled out first with parenthetical abbreviation used.

Arabic Numericals - Use Arabic numericals  in all cases except the beginning 01 sentence or where the use would be unclear.

Separates / Advertisement - Advertise 01 Agro-based industries will be published on Cover Page No.2 and 3 lull page at the cost approved by the executives.

Correspondence - Business correspondence, remittances, subscriptions, change 01 address etc. should be addressed to The Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Agriculture Research and Technology, College of Agriculture, Pune - 411 005, INDIA, Email:

The correspondence regarding exchange of journal should be done with the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture of respective Agricultural University in Maharashtra State (India). 

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