The electronic version of the Tropical Agricultural Research Volume 29, Number 4, 2018

ISSN: 1016.1422



Research Articles



Resilience of Farmers at Water Shortage Situations in Minor Irrigation Systems: A Case Study in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka 224

W.M.S.M. Wijekoon, E.R.N. Gunawardena, M.M.M. Aheeyar and W.P.R.P. De Silva

2 Development of an Auger Conveyor Type Metering Device for Transplanting of Vegetable Seedlings Raised in Paper Pots 258


 R. Chilur, B.M. Nandede and P.S. Tiwari

3 Potential of Rhizobacterial Pseudomonas and Bacillus spp. to Manage Papaya Ringspot Virus Disease of Papaya (Carica papaya (L.) 271

 C. Ranasinghe, D.M. De Costa, B.M.V.S. Basnayake, D.M. Gunasekera, S. Priyadharshani and N.V.R. Navagamuwa

4 Design and Development of a Heat Pump Based Moisture Control System for Industrial Drying of Medicinal Plants 284

 E.M.A.C. Ekanayake, K.S.P. Amaratunge , H.K.P.P. Kariyawasam, M.G.M. Kumara and H.L.A.P.G.I.L. Bandara



Potential of Eppawala Rock Phosphate as a Phosphorus Fertilizer for Rice Cultivation in Acid Sulphate Soils in MataraDistrict of Sri Lanka


U.A.J. Ratnayake, K.D.N. Weerasinghe, U.W.A. Vitharana and K.K.J. Chandika


6 Detailed Mapping of Soil Texture of a Paddy Growing Soil Using Multivariate Geostatistical Approaches 300

R.A.A.S. Rathnayaka, U.W.A. Vitharana  and W.K. Balasooriya

Short Communications
7 Development of an Artificial Breeding and Hatchery Technique for Exotic Ornamental Fish Sahyadria denisonii (Day, 1865) 313

 A.M.A.N. Adikari, U. Edirisinghe, E.D.M. Epasinghe, H.M.P. Kithsiri, V. Phalawathtaarachchi and T.A.D.W. Karunarathne

8 Identification of Cyanobacteria Inhabiting Paddy Fields in Intermediate Zone and Dry Zone of Sri Lanka 320
  R.P.U.I. Amarawansa, B.L.W.K. Balasooriya, W.S. Dandeniya, B. Suganthan and T. Dasanyaka  
9 Prevalence of Mistletoes in Fruit and Timber Trees in the Wet and Intermediate Zone of Sri Lanka 330
  S.S. Yapa, A.J. Mohotti, M.A.P.K. Seneviratne, B.L. Peiris  and K.U. Tennakoon  
10 Modeling and Forecasting Rainfall in Catchment Area of Kotmale Reservoir, Sri Lanka 341

A.M.P.D. Abeykoon and B.L. Peiris


11 A Gendered Analysis on Adaptation to Resettlement Stress: Case Studies from Deduru Oya Reservoir Project in Sri Lanka 348

M.M.J.G.C.N. Jayasiri, D.M.N. Diyawadana, S.M.L.D. Samarakoon, S. Pathmarajah and N.D.K. Dayawansa