Effect of Soil Application of Zinc and Foliar Application of Boron on Growth and Yield of Maize (Zea mays L.)

Gampa Sai Ram *

Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Joy Dawson

Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The experiment was conducted in CRF in Department of Agronomy during summer season of 2022 on Maize crop. The aim was to study the effect of soil application of zinc and foliar application of boron and growth and yield of maize. The Treatments consisted of 3 levels of Zinc (5,10 and 15 kg/ha) and Boron (0.5, 1 and 1.5%) as foliar spray and a control. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Block Design (RBD) with Ten treatments each replicated thrice. Application of 15 kg Zinc with Boron 1.5% as foliar spray recorded highest Plant height (209.16 cm), No. of Leaves/plant (12.83), Plant dry weight (183.65 g/plant), No. of Cobs/plant (2.33), No. of Grains/Cob (523.93), No. of row/cob (14.74), No. of Grains/row (41.53), Test weight (27.5g), Grain yield (6.33 t/ha), Stover yield (14.30 t/ha) Harvest Index (30.7%).

Keywords: boron, growth, yield


How to Cite

Ram , Gampa Sai, and Joy Dawson. 2023. “Effect of Soil Application of Zinc and Foliar Application of Boron on Growth and Yield of Maize (Zea Mays L.)”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (5):108-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i51751.

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