The experiment was conducted at the College Agronomy Farm, Anand Agriculture University, Anand during 2015-2016 to study the feasibility of transplanting maize varieties to varying age of seedling. The treatment included in the experiment were two varieties viz. Gujarat Maize 3 (GM 3) and High Quality Protein Maize (HQPM 1) and five age of seedling viz. 14, 21, 28, 35, and 42 day old. Results revealed that variety V2
(HQPM 1) recorded significantly higher plant establishment per cent (96.38), plant height (11.20 cm) at 20 DATP, number of leaves plant-1
(18.75) at harvest, number of grains cob-1
(352), cob girth (11.23 cm), cob length (13.15 cm) as well as grain and straw yields. Significant variations in plant establishment per cent, plant height at 20 DATP, number of leaves plant-1
at 40 DATP, number of grains cob-1
, grain and straw yield was observed due to different varieties and age of seedling. Among all the treatment combinations, treatment combination V2
(HQPM 1 + Three weeks old seedling) recorded significantly higher plant establishment (97.50 %), number of grains cob-1
(443), grain yield (3405 kg ha-1
) and straw yield ( 4887 kg ha-1
) as compared to rest of the treatment combinations.
VN Chudasama, VJ Patel, Priya K Patel and BD Patel. Feasibility of transplanting Rabi maize (Zea mays L.) varieties to varying age of seedling under middle Gujarat conditions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(5):34-37.