Enhancing Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield and Zn Content with Zn Application through Seed, Soil and Foliar Methods

Kiranpreet Kaur *

Department of Agronomy, Khalsa College, Amritsar-143002, Punjab, India.

Gurbax Singh Chhina

Department of Agronomy, Khalsa College, Amritsar-143002, Punjab, India.

Mandeep Kaur

Department of Agronomy, Khalsa College, Amritsar-143002, Punjab, India.

Amritpal Kaur

Department of Agronomy, Khalsa College, Amritsar-143002, Punjab, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

During Kharif 2022, an experiment was conducted at Student’s Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab by using a split plot design with three replications of each of the 16 treatments. In comparison to control, main plots with seed inoculation with Bacillus subtilis and soil application of ZnSO4 @ 16.25 kg ha-1 (S3) showed significantly greater yield and quality parameters. In case of sub plot treatments, similar results were seen with foliar spray of ZnSO4 at 45 + 75 DAS (F3).

Keywords: Foliar application, maize, seed application, soil application, Zn


How to Cite

Kaur, K., Chhina , G. S., Kaur , M., & Kaur , A. (2024). Enhancing Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield and Zn Content with Zn Application through Seed, Soil and Foliar Methods. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 30(6), 117–126. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i62026

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