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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 49 issue 4 (august 2015) : 353-357

Growth and yield of Baby Corn (Zea Mays L.) as influenced by varieties, spacings and dates of sowing

Ganesh Singh, Satish Kumar, Rajesh Singh, S.S. Singh
1Allahabad Agricultural Institute - Deemed University, Allahabad- 211007, (U.P.), India.
Cite article:- Singh Ganesh, Kumar Satish, Singh Rajesh, Singh S.S. (2023). Growth and yield of Baby Corn (Zea Mays L.) as influenced by varieties, spacings and dates of sowing. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 49(4): 353-357. doi: 10.5958/0976-058X.2015.00064.5.
A field experiment was conducted during the rabi season of 2007-08 and 2008-09 on sandy loam soil at Crop Research Farm, Allahabad Agricultural Institute - Deemed University, Allahabad (U.P.) to study the effect of two varieties (VL Baby Corn-1 and HM 4), two spacings (45×25 cm and 60×25 cm) and three sowing dates (1st October, 30th October and 29th November) on performance of baby corn (Zea mays L.). The results indicated that variety HM 4 recorded significantly higher growth, yield contributes and yields viz., plant dry weight (19.07%), crop growth rate (31.85%), days to tasselling (38.64%), days to silking (34.79%) number of cobs/ plant (8.40%), weight of corn with husk (8.49), weight of corn without husk (1.30%), corn yield (8.68%) and fodder yield (21.60%) was found to be higher over VL Baby Corn-1, according pooled data. The maximum length of corn (3.90%), corn yield (32.55%) and fodder yield (26.21%) was found to be higher over 60×25 cm spacing. The baby corn planted on 30th October recorded significantly higher number of cobs/ plant (47.33%), corn yield (35.79%) and fodder yield (20.59%) was found to be higher over sowing on 1st October. Variety HM 4 sown on 30th October at 45×25 cm spacing resulted in maximum gross return, net return and benefit cost ratio.
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