Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2019)
Integrated nutrient management on baby corn (Zea mays L.): A review
Author(s): Anita Mahapatra and Mahima Prasad Behera
Abstract: Baby corn, a speciality corn, successful in countries like Thailand and Taiwan has now proven to be a successful venture and a source of foreign earning exchange for India. The baby corn is not different from normal corn, rather these are the immature cobs of normal corn. One Hundred (100) grams of baby corn are rich in 89.1% moisture, 8.2 mg carbohydrate, 1.9 g protein, 0.06 g ash, 0.2 g fat, 28.0 mg calcium, 86.0 mg phosphorus and 11.0 mg ascorbic acid (Thavaprakash, et al., 2005). Maximum productivity of baby corn can be achieved or improved through the application of chemical fertilizer but substitution of some portion of chemical fertilizers along with organic manure or biofertilizer will maintain soil health as well as improve economic stability of farmers. Integrated nutrient management (INM), a judicious amalgamation of fertilizers or manures from different sources in order to maintain the environmental sustainability is the need of the hour.
How to cite this article:
Anita Mahapatra and Mahima Prasad Behera. Integrated nutrient management on baby corn (Zea mays L.): A review. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(3): 01-06.