Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 4(2), pp. 55-60. February, 2016.
Full Length Research
Effects of various tillage practices on the performance of forage maize (Zea mays L.) cutivars
Hafiz Ashar Abbas Nasir1 , Sajid Hussain1, M. Shahid Ibni Zamir1 , Alam Sher2, Ihtisham-ul-haq Not Ahtasham ul haq1, Asif Ameen3, Kamran khan1
1Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan
2School of Agronomy, Anhui Agriculture University, Hefei 230036, Anhui, China
3College of Agronomy & Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
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Accepted March 8, 2016
The sufficient amount and nutritious forage on regular basis is the prerequisite for livestock production to fulfill the requirements for milk, butter and other by-products for human consumption. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of various tillage practices on the performance of maize forage viz. Three tillage practices i.e. zero tillage, deep tillage and conventional tillage and four cultivars i.e. Sargodha 2002, Pakafgoi, Sahiwal 2002 and MMRI yellow. Results showed that Pakafgoi enhanced plant height (197.29 cm), stem diameter (1.71 cm), fresh weight (521.06 g), dry weight (104.10 g), grain forage yield (55.18t ha-1) and dry matter yield (9.35t ha-1 ). And deep tillage had improved plant height (198.18 cm), stem diameter (1.64 cm), fresh weight (522.45 g), dry weight (100.90 g), grain forage yield (53.69 t ha-1) and dry matter yield (8.60 ). Our results showed that cultivar Pakafgoi and deep tillage improved yield and yield components.
Key words: Tillage, cultivars, growth, forage maize
How to cite this article: Nasir HAA, Hussain S, Zamir MSI, Sher A, Ihtisham-ul-haq Not Ahtasham ul haq, Ameen A, khan K (2016). Effects of various tillage practices on the performance of forage maize (Zea mays L.) cutivars. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res. 4(2): 55-60.