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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1999 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 664-666
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.664.666
Effect of Seeding Density on the Fodder Yield and Quality of Two Maize Varieties
M. Ayub , R. Mahmood , A. Tanveer and M. S. Sharar

Abstract:
Two varieties of maize viz., Neelum and Akbar were compared at seed rates of 75, 100, 125 and 150 kg ha-1 in Faisalabad conditions. Varieties showed non-significant differences for all parameters studied except dry matter yield. Cultivar Akbar gave significantly more DM yield (7.18 t ha-1) than Neelum (6.09 t ha-1). Seeding densities showed significant effects on growth and yield parameters. Plant height, green fodder yield, dry matter yield and crude fibre percentage was increased with increasing seed density, whereas, the increase in crude fibre percentage could not reach to a significant level. While, stem diameter, leaf area plant-1, crude protein percentage, total ash percentage and ether extractable fat percentage decreased significantly with increased seed rate. The cultivar Akbar and seed rate of 150kg ha-1 seems to be the best for producing higher fodder yield of maize in Faisalabad conditions.
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M. Ayub , R. Mahmood , A. Tanveer and M. S. Sharar , 1999. Effect of Seeding Density on the Fodder Yield and Quality of Two Maize Varieties . Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 664-666.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.664.666

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.1999.664.666

 
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