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ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
Interdisciplinary International Science Journal
Volume 41 (2023)
Page No. 2310
Environment and Ecology 41 (4) : 2310—2314, October—December 2023
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.60151/envec/EYLG7388
Influence of Sulfur and Zinc on Growth and
Yield of Rabi Maize (Zea mays L.)
A. Anupama, Rajesh Singh
Received 11 May 2023, Accepted 1 August 2023, Published on 12 October 2023
A field experiment was carried out at Crop Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj (UP) India, during the rabi season of 2022-2023. To study the response of sulfur (20,30,40 kg/ha) and zinc (15,20,25 kg/ha). The experiment was laid out in Randomized block design with 9 treatments replicated thrice. Results showed that the plant height (164.2 cm), dry weight (165.8 g/plant), Crop growth rate (15.9 g/m2/day), number of cobs per plant (2.33), number of grains per cob (533.8), grain yield (6.42 t/ha) and stover yield (14.36 t/ha) were recorded in treatment 9 with the application of Sulfur 40 kg/ha + Zinc 25 kg/ha. Higher gross returns (INR 1,30,264.40/ha), higher net returns (INR 90,007.65/ha) and maximum B:C ratio (2.23) were also recorded in treatment-9 (Sulfur 40 kg/ha + Zinc 25 kg/ha).
Keywords Maize, Sulfur, Zinc, Growth parameters, Yield attributes.