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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Madhuca indica J.F Gmel. (Mahua) candidate tree selection based on the perception of tribal community and scientific validation

 Nimbalkar S. D. , Kauthale V. K.

BAIF Development Research Foundation, Central Research Station, Urulikanchan,Tq. Haveli, Pune Maharashtra, India
Chavan L.N., Agale S.J. 
BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development (BISLD), Nashik

Abstract

Madhuca indica commonly known as Mahua belongs to family Sapotaceae. Mahua is believed to be back bone for livelihood and cultural prospective of tribal community. The variation within the species with respect to various parameters related to flowering and seeding recognized by tribal communities were included in the study for identification of candidate trees. A study was undertaken in three agro climatic zones of Maharashtra. Through people’s participation, 58 Mahua candidate trees were selected and scientifically validated. The study revealed that highly significant differences were observed in flower dropping days (29.71±0.10), fresh flower yield (342.43± 24.30), flower dry matter (94.93±0.20), seed oil (39.69±2.14), dry matter in seeds (94.80±0.21) at Dhadagaon over Ettapalli and Jawhar clusters. The maximum mean value with respect to flower sugar (22.94±0.7), Zn (4.42± 0.2) was significant at Ettapalli cluster over Jawhar and Dhadagaon. The maximum mean value of crude protein (5.33±0.2 %) at Jawhar cluster and ‘Fe’ content in flower (81.48± 13.0) at Ettapalli was recorded. From one of selected candidate tree, the maximum potential of seed oil (50.47 %) at Dadagaon and sugar content (32 %) at Eattapalli cluster was recorded.

Perception, Candidate tree, Variation, Agro climatic zones.

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Nimbalkar, S. D., Chavan, L. N., Agale, S. J., & Kauthale, V. K. (2018). Madhuca indica JF Gmel.(Mahua) candidate tree selection based on the perception of tribal community and scientific validation. Environment Conservation Journal19(1&2), 161-165.

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2018.191223

Received: 15.09.2017

Revised: 10.11.2017

Accepted: 27.12.2017

First Online: 20.06. 2018

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2018.191223

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