The Impact of Crop Rotation and Nutrient Levels on Nutrition Quality, Yield and Yield Components of Maize (Zea maize L) ( Vol-3,Issue-2,March - April 2018 )
Author: Mahama Salifu
Keyword: Croprotation, maize, Nutrient quality, yield components.
Abstract: Cropping system in crop production has many advantages and ensures better crop growth and yielding. Crop rotation methods can show optimal plants densities for maximal photosynthetic efficiencies and plant growth. This study aimed at investigating the effects of different crop rotation systems: monoculture and biculture rotations, and different nitrogen levels on yield, yield components and grain nutrient quality. The lowest Soil-Plant Analysis Development (SPAD), Leaf Area Index( LAI), Protein, plant height, cob length, and grain yield were found in monoculture plot signifying the influence of crop rotation on these measured variables. Nitrogen level at 120kg/ha had a significant effect on Protein, plant height and grain yield on the monoculture field whiles Moisture content, Protein content number of rows per cob and grain yield were also significantly affected at 120kg/ha level of nitrogen application on the biculture plot
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