Cultural management manipulation for baby corn (Zea mays Linn.) production. I. Effects of variety and organic manure growth and yield of baby corn

Reynaldo R. Javier


The percentage organic matter and total N and Olsen P in the soil were significantly increased with 120-180 kg N ha-1 organic matter manure application.

The application of organic manure at increasing rates (611P180 kg N ha-1) shortened the days to tassel, silk, and harvest of baby corn; increased the leaf area index (LAI), crop growth rate (CGR), net assimilation rate (NAR) and herbage yield: and improved the yield components which markedly increased the baby corn yield. The highest marketable and total yield of baby corn were attained by Pioneer 3014 at 180 kg N ha-1 and by VM2 and Davaonon at 120 kg N ha-1 of organic manure application.

Keywords: baby corn, organic manure, hybrid corn, open pollinated corn

Annals of Tropical Research 24(1):(2002)
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