Effect of lime and phosphorus on maize yield and yield attributes in acidic soil of Surguja district of Chhattisgarh
Rajesh Chouksey, K Tedia, LK Srivastava, Gourav Gatav and Neelam Chouksey
This research article investigates the effects of different liming materials and phosphorus fertilizer doses on the yield and yield attributes of maize crops. The study was conducted over two years (2019 and 2020), and data were collected from research farm, department of plant breeding and genetics, RMD college of agriculture and research station Ambikapur (C.G) and analyzed for grain yield, straw yield, number of seeds per cob, cob weight, and seed weight. The experimental treatments consisted of four levels of lime (0, 0.5, 1, and 1.5 t/ha) and four levels of phosphorus (0, 30, 60and 90 kh/ha) in spilt plot design with three replications. The results demonstrated that both lime and phosphorus had significant effects on maize grain yield, straw yield, number of seeds per cob, and cob weight with higher level of lime 1.5t/ha and phosphorus 90 kg/ha. The combined application of lime and phosphorus also exhibited notable impacts on maize grain yield and cob weight. However, seed weight was non-significantly affected by either lime or phosphorus. These findings contribute to our understanding of the role of lime and phosphorus in enhancing maize crop productivity. Furthermore, the research reveals the potential benefits of lime and phosphorus treatments in enhancing maize productivity, especially when applied at specific levels.
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Rajesh Chouksey, K Tedia, LK Srivastava, Gourav Gatav and Neelam Chouksey. Effect of lime and phosphorus on maize yield and yield attributes in acidic soil of Surguja district of Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 491-494.