Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Effect of time of sowing and nitrogen levels on yield attributes, yield and quality parameters of Rabi forage maize (Zea mays L.)
Author(s): SB Patel, AG Patel, JN Chavda and MA Patel
Abstract: An experiment was carried out at the Agronomy Instructional Farm, C. P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar during rabi season of 2014-15 to find out the optimum time of sowing and nitrogen levels for rabi forage maize crop. Green and dry weight per plant were significantly higher by sowing the rabi forage maize crop on 1st week of October and it was followed by 3rd week of October sowing at 30 and 60 DAS. Green and dry forage yield did not differ significantly by different sowing times. Significantly higher green forage productivity per day was recorded by the 1st week of October sowing. Crude protein content, crude fibre content, nitrogen content and nitrogen uptake by rabi forage maize crop did not differ significantly due to different time of sowing. Green weight per plant, dry weight per plant, green forage yield, dry forage yield and green forage productivity per day were significantly higher by the application of 120 kg nitrogen per hectare and it was followed by the application of 100 kg nitrogen per hectare at 30 and 60 DAS and also at harvesting time. Maximum net realization and benefit: cost ratio was recorded by 1st week of October sowing fertilizing with the 120 kg nitrogen per hectare and was followed by 100 kg nitrogen per hectare.
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How to cite this article:
SB Patel, AG Patel, JN Chavda, MA Patel. Effect of time of sowing and nitrogen levels on yield attributes, yield and quality parameters of Rabi forage maize (Zea mays L.). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):868-871.