Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology 2022-01-17T06:08:44+00:00 Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology Open Journal Systems <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> Response of Capsicum Hybrids to Zinc (Zn) Fertilization under Protected Cultivation 2022-01-17T06:08:44+00:00 Prakash Ranjan Behera T. Chitdeshwari <p>Micronutrients, particularly Zinc (Zn), play a vital role in the growth and development of plants due to its catalytic effect on many metabolic processes. However, the varietal responses to growth and yield vary significantly. A screening experiment was conducted to know the growth and yield response of six capsicum hybrids viz., Indra, Priyanka, Inspiration, Massilia, Bachata and Local green with two levels of ZnSO<sub>4</sub> (with and without&nbsp; ZnSO<sub>4</sub>) as basal soil application. The growth and yield attributes at harvest stage was recorded. The dry matter production (DMP) and fresh fruit yield was also noted for all the six hybrids. Results revealed that, Zn fertilisation significantly improved the plant height, root growth, fruit development as well as fresh fruits yield. Higher plant height (83 cm), root length (37 cm), root volume (13 cc), fruit numbers, fruit weight (15 and 133g), fruit length, girth, pericarp thickness (9.17, 8.25 and 0.67 cm), DMP (65.0 g pot<sup>-1</sup>) as well as fresh fruit yield (4.70 kg pot<sup>-1</sup>) were observed with Indra followed by Inspiration and Bachata. Lesser response for the Zn application was noticed with the local green hybrid for various growth and yield traits. Indra was found to be highly responsive to Zn fertilisation while Inspiration, Bachata, Massilia, and Priyanka were medium responsive and local green hybrid was observed to be less responsive to Zn fertilisation.</p> 2021-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Study on Buying Behavior of Nutri Cereals among the Consumers in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu 2022-01-15T06:28:41+00:00 T. Nivetha K. Uma <p><strong>Aim:</strong> Nutri cereals are the earliest foods known to humans, but urbanisation and industrialisation have diminished their cultivation and consumption due to large-scale rice and wheat cultivation. Hencee, the present study aims to know the buying behavior of Nutri cereals among the people inthe Coimbatore District.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> Totally 100 consumers were selected by proportionate random sampling. Primary data was collected from the respondents by using well-structured interviews scheduled between October 2021 and November 2021</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Percentage age analysis and Garrett’s ranking techniques were used to analyze the data.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Results revealed that nutrient content and better quality are the major factor influencing the purchase of Nutri cereals. Therefore, the development of customized products in Nutri cereal products category and proper promotion measures should help the policymakers to increase consumption among the people.</p> 2021-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##