Growth and yield of late sown winter baby corn (Zea mays) as influenced by NPK levels

Authors

  • KUNJAM HRUDAYA Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 005
  • S.P. SINGH KVK Mirzapur
  • SANT PRASAD Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 005
  • VED PRAKASH Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 005

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59797/ija.v69i1.5492

Keywords:

Baby corn, Growth, Late sown, RDF, Yield

Abstract

A pot experiment was conducted during winter (rabi) season of 2020–21 at research farm of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (Banaras Hindu University), Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh to study the effect of NPK on growth and yield attributes of late sown winter baby corn (Zea mays L.). Treatment consisted of 7 levels of recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) i.e. NPK, viz. control; 20% RDF; 40% RDF; 60% RDF; 80% RDF; 100% RDF; and 120% RDF in completely randomized design, replicated thrice. Each increment in NPK levels, significantly enhanced the growth and yield parameters of baby corn, viz. plant height, leaf area/plant, number of leaves/plant, chlorophyll a and Chlorophyll b, dry weight/plant, first cob harvest and total harvest period, baby cobs/plant, baby corn length and girth, baby cob and baby corn weight, baby cob:baby corn ratio, baby cob, corn and fodder yield (g/plant) up to the highest level than other treatments. The results suggest that late sown winter baby corn can be applied with 150– 75–50 kg NPK/ha for higher yields.

Author Biographies

  • KUNJAM HRUDAYA, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 005

    PG. Student

  • S.P. SINGH, KVK Mirzapur

    Professor

  • SANT PRASAD, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 005

    Department of Agronomy

  • VED PRAKASH, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 005

    Ph.D. Research Scholar

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2024-05-05

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How to Cite

KUNJAM HRUDAYA, S.P. SINGH, SANT PRASAD, & VED PRAKASH. (2024). Growth and yield of late sown winter baby corn (Zea mays) as influenced by NPK levels. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 69(1), 104-107. https://doi.org/10.59797/ija.v69i1.5492