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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2750-2755

Growth, Yield and Economics of Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties under Front Line Demonstrations in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir
Javid Ahmad Bhat1, Eajaz Ahmad Dar1*, K. A. Dar2, Zahida Rashid3, F. A. Ahanger1, S. A. Banday1, P. A. Dar1, Bhinish Shakeel1 and Sajad Mohi-ud-din Mir1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ganderbal, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama Ganderbal, 2HMAARI, Leh Stakna, 3DARS, Srinagar, India
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The front line demonstrations (FLDs) on two maize varieties were carried out in district Ganderbal during maize growing season of 2017, 2018 and 2019. In total 44 FLDs were carried out on an area of 13.5 ha. The varieties demonstrated as per the region adaptability were SMC (Shalimar maize composite)-4 and SMC-7 and compared with the local check. The plant height, plant girth, leaf area index, green fodder yield (32.7 t/ha), dry fodder yield (7.2 t/ha) and grain yield (5.1 t/ha) were higher in SMC-7 as compared to SMC-4 and Check. SMC-4 also performed better than the check variety. The grain yield of SMC-7 and SMC-4 was 69 and 45% higher than the check yield. Net returns (Rs. 111,000 in SMC-7 and 80,153 in SMC-4) in the demonstrated varieties were higher than the check. The benefit cost ratio in SMC-7 and SMC-4 was 35 and 18% higher than the check variety. Significant positive correlation of grain yield was observed with plant height (r=0.98), green (r=0.95) and dry fodder yield (r=0.95).

Keywords: Maize, Varieties, Front line demonstrations, Yield, Economics

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Javid Ahmad Bhat, Eajaz Ahmad Dar, K. A. Da, Zahida Rashid, F. A. Ahanger, S. A. Banday, P. A. Dar, Bhinish Shakeel and Sajad Mohi-ud-din Mir. 2020. Growth, Yield and Economics of Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties under Front Line Demonstrations in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2750-2755. doi:
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