Effect of Vermicompost and Neem Cake with Inorganic Fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Maize (Zea mays L.) Var. S2-981

Sourav Suman

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

Arun Alfred David *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

Tarence Thomas

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

Neha Toppo

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Today, with the advancement of environment pollution and health that is obtained from the improper use of chemical fertilizer, production and use of organic fertilizer is considered as an important approach in the field of soil science in the world’s interest to investors. Research was conducted by using effective management application of vermicompost and neem cake with inorganic fertilizer with objective to enhance the growth and yield of maize crop. It has been concluded from the trial that the different level of vermicompost and neem cake with inorganic fertilizers in the experiment gave the highest value. Effective results were obtained with T9 treatment with combination vermicompost 10 t ha-1, neem cake 500 kg ha-1 with recommended dose of fertilizer NPK 120: 60: 40 kg hhah ha-1. This treatment result shown best plant height with the most leaves, largest stem diameter, longest cob length, heaviest 1000 seed weight, and highest grain yield in compared with the control treatment T had the lowest results in all categories. T9 was found to be the best for the improvement of growth and yield of maize therefore, farmers of Prayagraj region can adopt this combination to give the highest yield of Maize.

Keywords: Growth, inorganic fertilizers, neem cake, vermicompost, yield parameters


How to Cite

Suman , S., David , A. A., Thomas, T., & Toppo , N. (2023). Effect of Vermicompost and Neem Cake with Inorganic Fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Maize (Zea mays L.) Var. S2-981. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(8), 365–369. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i81962

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