Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Effect of nitrogen, boron and zinc as basal and foliar application on growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.)
Author(s): Barbara M Humtsoe, Joy Dawson and Praveena Rajana
Abstract: The experiment consisted of two levels of Nitrogen at 120 and 150 kg ha-1, basal application of Boron (5 kg ha-1) and Zinc (25 kg ha-1), without and with combination of foliar application of Boron (0.3% at 15 DAS) and Zinc (0.25% at 30 DAS). There were 12 treatments which were replicated thrice and laid out in a Randomized Block Design. Higher plant height, maximum plant dry weight, crop growth rate, more number of cobs plant-1, more number of grains cob-1, test weight and grain yield was recorded with (Treatment 12) N at 150 kg ha-1 (along with P & K each at 75 & 60 kg ha-1) in combination with Zinc at 25 kg ha-1 as basal and Boron at 0.3% as foliar spray. This treatment also recorded highest gross return, net return and benefit cost ratio.
How to cite this article:
Barbara M Humtsoe, Joy Dawson, Praveena Rajana. Effect of nitrogen, boron and zinc as basal and foliar application on growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(6):01-04.