Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management and Spacing on Green Cob Yield, Quality Parameter and Economic of Sweet Corn (Zea mays saccharata Sturt)

C.N. Patel, H.K. Patel*, Y.C. Lakum, J.R. Parmar and J.V. Suthar

Department of Agronomy, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat - 388110, India.

Received on 15 September 2015 and accepted on 06 November 2015

 

ABSTRACT

A field experiment was conducted at the College Agronomy Farm, Department of Agronomy, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat during kharif season of the years 2006 and 2007 on loamy sand soil with a view to study the effect of spacing and integrated nutrient management on green cob yield and quality of sweet corn [Zea mays saccharata sturt]. Twenty treatment combinations comprising two levels of spacing (45 cm x 20 cm and 60 cm x 20 cm), two levels of FYM (0 t FYM/ha and 10 t FYM/ha) and five fertility levels (100 % RDF, 75 % RDF + Azotobacter, 75 % RDF + Azotobacter + PSB, 50 % RDF + Azotobacter and 50 % RDF + Azotobacter + PSB) were tried under split plot design with four replications. The results revealed that sowing of sweet corn at narrow spacing (45 cm x 30 cm) and application of 10 t FYM ha-1 with application of 100 % RDF were significantly influence on green cob yield, green fodder yield and get maximum monetary return.

Keywords : Sweet corn, Green cob, Green fodder, Protein content and sugar content