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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Cultivation and production of maize crop

The scientific name of the maize is Zea mays and its family is grass family which is also called Poaceae. It is an essential cereals crop and it is cultivated nearly 132 Mha with a production. It is also known as staple crop it’s also known as fodder crop and stood first rank as a feed crop moreover for many industries different raw materials also used.
Its chromosome number is 2n= 20 and origin is Central America (Mexico) method for the pollination is cross pollination. All over the world India rank sixth in the production. Major growing states are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh.
The experiment was conducted under the Agriculture science under-graduate program of Lovely Professional University Phagwara, (Punjab). The experiment was conducted in pots on home terries Farm Yard Manure was added into the crop and Panchgavya was prepared to improve the moisture as well as the nutrient level. Various cultural practices were introduced to resist the disease and pests such as seeds per fruit or per plant, plant height, and leaf length.
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How to cite this article:
Shivam. Cultivation and production of maize crop. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 2149-2151.

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