Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 22, April Suppl. Issue 2016; Page No.(235-238)

EFFECT OF INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON YIELD AND UPTAKE OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L.)

K. T. Madane, Y. R. Jadhav and A. S. Dhonde

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during the Kharif season of 2013 on medium black soil at the Post graduate research farm, College of Agriculture, Kolhapur to study the integrated nutrient management on growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.). The experiment was laid in a randomized block design with ten treatments and three replications. Application of 100% RDF (120:60:40 kg NPK ha-1) through inorganic fertilizers recorded significantly the highest growth characteristics viz, plant height, number of functional leaves plant-1, leaf area plant-1, dry matter production plant-1, grain and stover yields and also higher uptake of maize as compared to rest of the nutrient management treatments. However, 75% RDF + 10 t FYM ha-1 was on par with 100% RDF in respect of growth and yield of maize. This indicate application of 75% RDF + 10 t FYM ha-1 are equally effective with 100% RDF for getting maximum growth and yield of hybrid maize (cv. Rajarshi KMH-22168).

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