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Effects of Urea, DAP, Potash and their mixture on seed germination and seedling growth of Maize (Zea mays)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Tree Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, HNBGU Campus Badsahithaul Tehri, Tehri Garhwal (UK)-249199, India
  • 2Tree Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, HNBGU Campus Badsahithaul Tehri, Tehri Garhwal (UK)-249199, India
  • 3Tree Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, HNBGU Campus Badsahithaul Tehri, Tehri Garhwal (UK)-249199, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, February,8 (2017)

Abstract

Maize is an important cereal crop of the world. In term of area under cultivation and production, it ranks only next to wheat and rice. The maize seeds were selected for present investigation to assess the effects of different chemical fertilizer on seed germination and seedling growth. Seeds were treated with applied chemical fertilizer i.e. urea, potash, DAP and their mixture at 3% and 5% level and different parameters have been observed. Urea and potash found more effective for different parameters at 3% level while at 5% level most of treatment caused various growth inhibitions. Reductions in germination percentage and seedling growth were some of the most conspicuous effects.

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