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  • Influence of tillage practices and poultry manure on grain physical properties and yield attributes of spring maize (Zea mays L.).

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    Author(s) : Javeed, H. M. R.Zamir, M. S. I.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Environmental Sciences, NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan, Pakistan.

    Author Email : rashadagri@gmail.com

    Journal article : Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2013 Vol.50 No.2 pp.177-183 ref.35

    Abstract : Grains are the economical part of maizemaizeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    that demand proper management practices to achieve the crop potential. This study explored the influence of different tillage practices and poultry manurepoultry manureSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    levels on the grain length, breadth, area, grains weight per cob and grain yield per m2 of spring planted maize. The experiment was set up using Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with split plot arrangement having four tillage practices as main plot treatments; zero tillage, minimum tillage, conventional tillage and deep tillage. Sub plot treatments were three poultry manure levels; control (no poultry manure), poultry manure @ 5 Mg ha-1 and poultry manure @ 10 Mg ha-1. Data indicated that the deep tillage practice significantly improved (p>0.05) the length, breath and area of maize grains over the other tillage practices in both years of study. Significantly higher grain yield was produced in deep tillage practice as compared to conventional, minimum and zero tillage practices. Increasing order of poultry manure dose treatments produced the bold and healthy seeds over the control treatment. A positive correlation between grain yield per m2 vs physical propertiesphysical propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    of maize grain and grains weight per cob was recorded. The study concludes that the productive effect of integrated use of poultry manure and chemical fertilizersfertilizersSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    application on the maize grain yield.

    ISSN : 0552-9034

    URL : http://pakjas.com.pk/

    Record Number : 20133311820

    Publisher : University of Agriculture

    Location of publication : Faisalabad

    Country of publication : Pakistan

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Zea mayszea maysSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : crop yieldcrop yieldSubject Category: Properties
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    , fertilizersfertilizersSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , maizemaizeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , no-tillageno-tillageSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , physical propertiesphysical propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    , poultry manurepoultry manureSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , seed weightseed weightSubject Category: Properties
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    , tillagetillageSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , yield componentsyield componentsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : corn, fertilisers, no-tillage systems, poultry litter, soil cultivation, zero tillage

    Broader term(s) : ZeazeaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PoaceaepoaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PoalespoalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , commelinidscommelinidsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , monocotyledonsmonocotyledonsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , angiospermsangiospermsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SpermatophytaspermatophytaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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