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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 2454-2460
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.290


Quality Studies and Yield as Influenced by Zinc Fertilization in Baby Corn (Zea mays L.)
Shaikh Wasim Chand1*, R. Susheela2, D. Sreelatha3, M. Shanti4 and T. Soujanya5
1(Agronomy), College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, PJTSAU, Hyd-30, Telangana, India
2(Agronomy), AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization, ARI, Rajendranagar, Hyd-30,Telangana, India
3(Agronomy), AICMIP, Maize research centre, ARI, Rajendranagar, Hyd-30, Telangana, India
4(SSAC), AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization, ARI, Rajendranagar, Hyd-30, Telangana, India
5(Genetics and Plant breeding), College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, PJTSAU, Hyd-30, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A Field experiment was conducted at College farm, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, PJTSAU, Hyderabad to study the effect of zinc fertilization on quality and yield of baby corn during kharif season 2016. The results revealed that soil application of ZnSO4 @ 25 kg ha-1 + foliar spray of ZnSO4 @ 0.2% at 25 DAS and at 40 DAS recorded significantly higher crude protein content and crude protein yield in plant, husk and corn over control (no zinc). Again, superior quality of acid detergent fibre and neutral detergent fibre was recorded with soil application of ZnSO4 @ 25 kg ha-1 + foliar spray of ZnSO4 @ 0.2% at 25 DAS and at 40 DAS. Superior fibre quality was observed with increase in level of zinc fertilization over control no zinc application. Significantly higher corn yield, dry matter yield and green fodder yield was observed with soil application of ZnSO4 @ 25 kg ha-1 + foliar spray of ZnSO4 @ 0.2% at 25 DAS and at 40 DAS over control (no zinc). The profound increase in probably due to the involvement of zinc in auxin metabolism, which led to higher hormonal activity and growth performance. The results of the study concluded that there was significant results observed in quality and yield of baby corn with soil application of ZnSO4 @ 25 kg ha-1 + foliar spray of ZnSO4 @ 0.2% at 25 DAS and at 40 DAS over control (no zinc) application.


Keywords: Quality, Yield, Zinc fertilization, Baby corn.
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Shaikh Wasim Chand, R. Susheela, D. Sreelatha, M. Shanti and Soujanya, T. 2017. Quality Studies and Yield as Influenced by Zinc Fertilization in Baby Corn (Zea mays L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2454-2460. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.290