Agronomy Journal of Nepal (Agron JN) is published jointly by the Agronomy Society of Nepal (ASoN), and National Agronomy Research Centre (NAgRC), Khumaltar, is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that aims to serve as a platform for professional communication among agronomists, policymakers and concerned others. Agron JN publishes papers on agronomical and multidisciplinary research having national and global significance, annually. Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not have been published or accepted for publication, or be under consideration elsewhere.
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Agronomy Journal of Nepal. 6(1):103-119
ISSN: 2091-0649 (Print)
Bridging the Yield Gaps of Major Cereals through Agronomic Interventions in Nepal
Tika Bahadur Karki1*, Reshama Neupane1, Rajendra Kumar Bhattarai1, Bhimsen Chaulagain1, Sangita Kaduwal1, Pankaj Gyawaly1, Soni Kumari Das1 and Jiban Shrestha2
1National Agronomy Research Centre, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
2National Plant Breeding and Genetics Resource Centre, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
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MATERIALS AND METHODS
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RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
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(Karki and Gyawaly 2021)
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Citations in the references
Marahatta S. 2021. Effect of plant densities and fertilizer rates on grain yield of spring maize in inner Terai condition. Agron JN. 5:63-78.
Karki TB and P Gyawaly. 2021. Conservation agriculture mitigates the effects of climate change. Nepal. J. of Nepal Agricultural Research Council. 7:122-132.
Karki TB, N Gadal and J Shrestha. 2014. Systems optimization through tillage and residue management and cropping system in the maize-based system. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci. 10(3):990–1002.
Sokal RR and FJ Rohlf. 1995. Biometry: the principles and practice of statistics in biological research. Third edition. W. H. Freeman, New York, New York, USA.
Proceedings and Book Chapter
Yuan LP, ZY Yang and JB Yang. 1994. Hybrid rice in China. In: Hybrid Rice Technology: New Development and Future Prospects (SS Virmani, ed). IRRI, the Philippines.
Thesis and Dissertation
Gyawaly P. 2015. Effectiveness of seedbed preparation and different weed management practices on productivity and weed control efficiency of dry direct seeded rice. Master Thesis. Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Nepal.
Shrestha SK. 2000. Assessment of the potential of Nepalese rice cultivars and landraces for hybrid production. Master Thesis. Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Nepal.
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TITLE: Times New Roman, 12, Bold, First letter of the Word Capital (Prepositions and article small),
Bridging the Yield Gaps of Major Cereals through Agronomic Interventions in Nepal
Article information: 9, Line: Single on the top left
Author’s name, address: Times New Roman, 9, Line spacing: Single
Tika Bahadur Karki1, Pankaj Gyawaly1 and Jiban Shrestha2
1 National Agronomy Research Centre, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
2 National Plant Breeding and Genetic Resource, Centre
Corresponding author: email@example.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-7139. Provide ORCID if available
ABSTRACT: Times New Roman, 9, Line: single
SUBTITLE: Times New Roman, 11, Bold, All Capital (ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION…)
Sub-sub title: 10, First letter capital all bold, Line: single
BODY: Times New Roman, 10, Line: Single
Table format: Cell height: 0.25, Remove the borders, Title: 10, Bold, Line: Single
Figure title: below the figure, 10, Bold, sentence case, Line: single
Inside table fonts: Times New Roman, 9/10
Footnote/Table note: Times New Roman, 8
Unit: g, Kg (example: Kg per hectare: Kg ha-1, Metric ton per hectare: Mt ha-1 (22.45 Mt ha-1)
Write the abbreviated forms of parameters as far as possible in SI unit like the number of effective tillers per square meter (Write ET m-2) and place a table note below the table as
Note: ET m-2: number of effective tillers per square meter
REFERENCES: Times New Roman, 9, Line: single.