Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Effects of different levels of NPK Fertilizers and delayed sowing on seed germination, electrical conductivity and protein content of Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties
Naveen Peram, Abhinav Dayal, Neha Thomas and PW Ramteke
The present study was conducted in Post Graduate laboratory of Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology & Sciences, Allahabad (U.P) during Kharif 2017 to investigate the effectiveness various levels of NPK fertilizers, their combinations ( T1 ) 26g Urea: 42g DAP :20g MOP / 2 m2 ( T2 ), 52g Urea: 84g DAP :40 g MOP/ 2 m2 ( T3 ), 78g Urea: 126 g DAP :60g MOP / 2 m2 and delayed sowing on quality characters of three varieties of maize. The three varieties (Kaveri 3110 (V1), Deluxe (V2), Ganga-2 (V3). each were treated with different levels of fertilizers (Urea - 26 g,52g and 78 g) which supplies nitrogen, (DAP- 42g,84g,124g) which supplies nitrogen and phosphorous, (MOP- 20g,40g,60g) which supplies potassium. The seeds which are harvested were used in the experiment. The experimental design was Completely Randomized Design(CRD) with four replications. The results showed that germination, shoot length, vigor index II shows higher in treatment combination T1 and V3 (ganga), germination energy is high in both combinations V2T2, V3T1, Speed of germination, seedling length, fresh weight, dry weight is higher in V2 and treatment 2(Deluxe) and electrical conductivity is lowest in V2T2 which it means leaking of leachates is less in this treatment (high vigour). Where as in protein estimation is done by Lowry’s method which it shows high amount of protein in the treatment combination V2T2.
How to cite this article:
Naveen Peram, Abhinav Dayal, Neha Thomas, PW Ramteke. Effects of different levels of NPK Fertilizers and delayed sowing on seed germination, electrical conductivity and protein content of Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):380-385.