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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 53 issue 5 (october 2019) : 560-565

Economic production of maize under chemical and granular organic fertilizer with hormone mixed formula, NPK and organic fertilizer

A.K. Keteku, P. Intanon, S. Terapongtanakorn, R. Intanon
1Faculty of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand.
Cite article:- Keteku A.K., Intanon P., Terapongtanakorn S., Intanon R. (2019). Economic production of maize under chemical and granular organic fertilizer with hormone mixed formula, NPK and organic fertilizer. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(5): 560-565. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-422.
A new hybrid of maize (Pacific 999 Super) was investigated under six treatments; organic fertilizer (OF), chemical and granular organic fertilizer with hormone mixed formula A (HO-A), formula B (HO-B), formula C (HO-C), NPK-15-15-15 and control in 2017 and 2018 seasons at Phitsanulok, Thailand. The treatments were arranged in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with 3 replications.  Fertilizer application rate was 300 kg/ha. Initial soil analysis had shown lower rates of NPK (0.394%, 0.013% and 0.191%). The vegetative growth data showed that, mean plant height, leaf area, leaf chlorophyll and total dry matter/plant were highest in HO-C (255.49 cm, 158.37 dm2, 61.10 and 299.62g, respectively). A maximum grain weight (9,289.67 kg/ha), crude protein (8.99%) and profit (889.6 $/ha) were again recorded in HO-C. The results have demonstrated that the HO-C produced the greatest yield, income and is recommend for maize production.
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