Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2016)
Effect of different dose of NPK and vermicompost on growth and yield attributes of maize [Zea mays (L.)] Cv. MM 2255
Author(s): Vinod Kumar Prajapati, Dr. Narendra Swaroop
Abstract: The field experiment was carried out at soil science research farm of Sam Higginbottom institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (deemed- to- be university) Allahabad, during Kharif season 2015. The design applied was 3x3 factorial randomized block design having three factors with three levels of NPK @ 0%, 50%, and 100 % ha-1, three levels of Vermicompost @ 0% &, 50% and 100% ha-1 respectively. The result obtained with treatment T8-[NPK@ 100% + Vermicompost @ 100%] that showed the highest yield regarding, gave the best results with respect to plant height 158.22 cm, number of leaves per plant 11.00, cob length 17.50 cm leaf length per plant 48.50 cm, and dry weight 163.46 g, it gave highest yield, 42.77 q ha-1, test weight 209.03 g. the maximum cost benefit ratio was recorded 1:2.55 and net profit. Rs. 44,624.96ha-1in treatment combinationT6-L2V0 [@ 100%NPK ha-1+0% Vermicompost ha-1] was found to be significant among other treatments in maize cultivation and soil quality improvement. It was also revealed that the application of NPK with Vermicompost were excellent source for fertilization than fertilizers.