Productivity and quality enhancement in fodder maize (Zea mays) cultivars through nutrient management strategies


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  • DINESH KUMAR ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • MAGAN SINGH ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • SANJEEV KUMAR ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • RAJESH KUMAR MEENA ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • MALU RAM YADAV ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • GOVIND MAKARANA ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • MANISH KUSHWAHA ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • SUSANTA DUTTA ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • RAKESH KUMAR ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India
  • RAJESH RAJESH ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132 001, India

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i1.120875

Keywords:

Cultivars, Fodder quality, Panchagavya, PGPR, Productivity

Abstract

The present study has been carried out in kharif 2018 and 2019 at ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, with three maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars (V1: African Tall, V2: J-1006; V3: P-3396) and four nutrient management strategies (N0: Control; N1: 100% RDF; N2: 75% RDF + PGPR + Panchagavya spray; N3: 50% RDF + 25% FYM + PGPR + Panchagavya spray) using split plot design. Results revealed that maize cv. J-1006 and African Tall produced significantly high and low dry fodder yield, respectively. Significantly high crude protein (CP), ether extracts (EE) and total ash (TA) yields were recorded with J-1006 during both years. In comparison of nutrient management strategies, the application of 75% RDF + PGPR + Panchagavya spray (N2) recorded significantly high dry fodder, CP, EE and TA yields. The foliar spray of Panchagavya along with reduced dose of chemical fertilizers, PGPR and/ or FYM (N2 and N3) to fodder maize significantly reduced the fibre fractions and improved the nutritive values/ energy (DMI, DMD, TDN and NEl). Our results suggest that selection of J-1006 cultivar and application of 75% RDF + PGPR + Panchagavya spray (N2) enhances fodder productivity, quality and reduces the fibre fractions.

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2022-01-31

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KUMAR, D., SINGH, M., KUMAR, S., MEENA, R. K., YADAV, M. R., MAKARANA, G., KUSHWAHA, M., DUTTA, S., KUMAR, R., & RAJESH, R. (2022). Productivity and quality enhancement in fodder maize (Zea mays) cultivars through nutrient management strategies. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 92(1), 126-130. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i1.120875
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