Agricultural production in Pakistan on one hand is constrained by scare water availability, soil salinity/sodicity and waterlogging problems on the other hand irrigation application losses on the field are around 25-40%. To evaluate two planting methods (basin and furrow-bed) studies on the same fields were conducted for three consecutive years (1999-2001) adopting two planting methods (basin and furrow-bed). The results indicated that under furrow-bed on the average, there was 29% less, irrigation depths with 42% greater grain yield compared to basin. The water use efficiency (WUE) was 68% greater with 35% less weed infestation under furrow-bed compared to basin. Generally, for maize greater benefits of raised beds can be achieved on problematic soils especially during seasons with high/concentrated rainfalls.