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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1318-1324
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.160


Effect of Different Planting Methods on Yield and Economics of Cultivation of Maize
Subhash Chandra1* and Mritunjay Kumar2
1Department of Farm Machinery, C.A.E., Pusa, India
2Department of Agronomy (Maize), T.C.A., Dholi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Bihar, Pusa (Samastipur) – 848125, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A high yielding variety Shaktiman–5 was grown in farmer’s field in Rabi-2015 under different planting methods. Maize seeds were planted in flat and also on bed by khurpi as well as by Chinese double fork dibbler. In general, planting of maize on bed provided 12-20% more yield than the flat planting. However, there was only a marginal gain in yield of maize (4-9%) with use of double fork dibbler due to placement of fertilizer quite closer to seed. Further, use of dibbler increased planting capacity of manual labour and a saving of about 13 mandays/ha attributing to saving of Rs. 3250/ha in planting cost was recorded. The use of dibblers for flat and bed planting was found to be profitable by amount Rs. 6850/ha and Rs. 9650/ha, respectively, which advocates the use of dibbler as improved planting tool for small and marginal farmers of Bihar.


Keywords: Maize, Double fork dibbler, Bed planting, Growth rate, Yield, Productivity, Profitability
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Subhash Chandra and Mritunjay Kumar. 2019. Effect of Different Planting Methods on Yield and Economics of Cultivation of Maize.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1318-1324. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.160