EVALUATING THE RESPONSE OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.) HYBRIDS TO DIFFERENT LEVELS OF NITROGEN UNDER AGRO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF ISLAMABAD

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MUHAMMAD IMRAN
AMJED ALI
SALMAN SALEEM
MUHAMMAD ADNAN
MUHAMMAD ASIF
MUHAMMAD MOHSIN ALI
MUHAMMAD AWAIS BASHIR KHAN
MUHAMMAD SHAKEEL HANIF
ABDUL BASIT
AHMAD HUSSAIN
ABDUL JABBAR
SULEMAN RAZA

Abstract

A field study was carried out at NARC Islamabad using a split plot design with three replications in 2017 and 2018. We hypothesized that increasing supplemental levels of N would increase yield and yield components. Hence objective was to evaluate two maize hybrids (H) and nitrogen (N) rates on growth, yield, and yield parameters of maize.  Four levels of N kg ha-1 [100 (N1), 175 (N2), N3 (250), N4 (325), and N5 (400) and three maize H [H1 (P-3939), H2 (30-T-60), and H3 (30-Y-87)] in a split plot design with three replications.

Data were analyzed using the mixed procedures of SAS. Statistical models included the individual effects of N levels and H, the interactions between N and H and random effect of the year. Yield and yield parameters were improved at 325 kg N ha-1 with significant effects on growth, yield and yield components. The results revealed that growth, yield and yield components were maximized at (P < 0.000) for NARC Islamabad at the N4 level without having an interaction with the H of maize crop. It was concluded that the selection of best H at 325 kg N ha-1 can be used to enhance the efficiency of maize yield in autumn season.

Keywords:
Zea mays, agronomic characters, development, grain yield, yield components

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IMRAN, M., ALI, A., SALEEM, S., ADNAN, M., ASIF, M., ALI, M. M., KHAN, M. A. B., HANIF, M. S., BASIT, A., HUSSAIN, A., JABBAR, A., & RAZA, S. (2021). EVALUATING THE RESPONSE OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.) HYBRIDS TO DIFFERENT LEVELS OF NITROGEN UNDER AGRO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF ISLAMABAD. PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 22(33-34), 571-579. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/PCBMB/article/view/6466
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