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Authors: RAVI KUMAR, K. L.
Advisor: VINOD KUMAR
Title: SEED YIELD ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES IN FODDER MAIZE (Zea mays L.).
Publisher: University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 86
Agrotags: null
Keywords: SEED YIELD, ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES, FODDER MAIZE
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at Main Agricultural Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, during kharif 2014, to evaluate seed yield enhancement techniques in fodder maize (cv. African Tall). The experiment was laid out in simple RCBD with 10 treatments replicated thrice. The results of the investigation revealed that highest field emergence, minimum days to 50 per cent tasseling, 50 per cent silking and days to maturity was recorded in seeds primed with KH2PO4 (2%) + polymer coating @ 3 ml per kg of seed (95.38%, 64.33, 70.33 and 117.00, respectively). Among different seed yield enhancement techniques, seed treatment with zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) @ 2 g per kg of seed + polymer coating @ 3 ml per kg of seed + soil application of zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) @ 10 kg per ha recorded significantly highest plant height at harvest (297.80 cm), dry matter production at harvest (244.27 g ) and maximum yield parameters viz., maximum cob length (19.15 cm), cob girth (16.10 cm), number of seed rows per cob (13.67), number of seeds per row (36.22), cob weight (171.37 g), number of seeds per cob (482.00), seed yield per plant (152.30 g), seed yield per plot (3.15 kg) and seed yield per ha (34.54 q) along with seed quality parameters such as test weight (33.04 g), germination percentage (97.75), shoot length (11.10 cm), root length (25.88 cm), seedling dry weight (2.40 g) and seedling vigour index (3615).
Subject: Seed Science and Technology
Theme: SEED YIELD ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES IN FODDER MAIZE (Zea mays L.).
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2015-06
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