Journal ID : AMA-05-02-2022-11092
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 02]
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Title : The Effect of different fertility levels and zinc fertilization on Growth and Yield of baby corn (Zea mays L.) hybrid under Southern Rajasthan

Abstract :

A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2019-20 and 2020-21 at the Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural & Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur. The objective is evaluating the performance of genotypes under varying fertility levels. The treatments consisted of three factors viz. baby corn hybrids [HM-4, Pratap hybrid maize-3 (PHM-3)], NPK levels [(i)125:60:50 kg N, P2O5 and K2O ha-1 (ii) 150:70:60 kg N, P2O5 and K2O ha-1 (iii) 175:80:70 kg N, P2O5 and K2O ha-1] and zinc fertilization [(i) 5 kg Zn ha-1 (ii) 3.75 Kg Zn ha-1+ ZnSB (iii) 2.50 Kg Zn ha-1+ ZnSB]. The experiment was laid out in factorial randomized block design with three replications. The results revealed that plant growth, dry matter accumulation, cob yield of baby corn and green fodder yield varying significantly with fertility levels and genotypes. Plant height, dry matter accumulation, cob yield and green fodder yield recorded higher with higher nutrient levels compared lower nutrient level. The maximum cob yield (8012.15 kg/ha), green fodder yield (26444.26 kg/ha), obtained with HM-4 which was significantly higher than Pratap hybrid maize-3 (PHM-3).

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