Effect of integrated nutrient management practices on growth and yield of maize
Author(s): N Sailaza and Vikram Kannamreddy
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted in the Department of Agronomy, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Uttarakhand to know the impact of nutrient management practices on growth and yield of maize. The experiment was conducted in Randomized block design with seven treatments and three replications. The variety of maize and spacing used in the trial was NK 6240 Hybrid Corn and 60 cm x 20 cm. The treatments were Control, 50% Recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) + Farm yard manure (FYM) + Biofertilizer consortium, 75% RDF+ FYM + Biofertilizer consortium, 100% RDF + FYM + Biofertilizer consortium, 100% RDF, 125% RDF and FYM + Biofertilizer consortium. In this experiment it was witnessed that among the different integrated nutrient management practices, the application of 100% RDF + FYM + Biofertilizer consortium was found effective for better growth and yield of maize.