Ni and N sources (Urea and ammonium sulphate) affecting growth, yield and quality in maize plant (Zea mays)
Priyanka Pannu, HM Patel, PV Mehta and Akhila K
A pot experiment was carried out at Net House of Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari in Rabi season in the year 2016-17. This experiment was including 16 treatment combinations comprising four N levels (UR80, UR120, AS80 and AS120) and four Ni levels (Ni0, Ni2.5, Ni5 and Ni7.5 ppm). The Ni application through NiCl2.6H2O was given before fifteen days of sowing. Different parameters like growth, yield and protein content were analysed at different time intervals of N split application. The urea N application (120 kg ha-1) registered the highest plant height as compared with ammonium sulphate. The Ni application at 5 mg kg-1 caused significant and maximum improvement in plant height as well as dry matter yield. In case of protein with increasing levels and sources of N application, protein content was also increased. Ni application at 2.5 mg kg-1 has significant effect on protein content over control. Due to the interaction effect highest protein content was recorded with the treatment UR120Ni2.5.
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Priyanka Pannu, HM Patel, PV Mehta, Akhila K. Ni and N sources (Urea and ammonium sulphate) affecting growth, yield and quality in maize plant (Zea mays). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(3):80-84.