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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1558-1565

Quality Characters of Maize and NPK Status of Soil as Influenced by Various Sole and Intercropping Treatments
A.K. Patel*, R.B. Ardeshna and Dinesh Kumar
Department of Agronomy, N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari – 396 450, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was carried out at College Farm, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat) to study the quality characters and yield potential of summer maize based intercropping systems during summer season of 2016. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with four replications and ten treatments. Protein, oil and carbohydrates content of maize were not affected significantly by various treatments. Both sole maizetreatments (T1 and T2) were statistically at par with respect to protein, oil and total carbohydrate yield. Intercropping treatments significantly declined protein, oil and total carbohydrate yield of maize except T5 - maize + green gram (1:1). The effect of different treatments was significant on available N and P2O5 status of soil after crop harvest, but non-significant on available K2O. Available N and P2O5 content after crop harvest in soil were recorded remarkably higher in sole green gram (T3) and sole cowpea (T4) closely followed by maize + green gram/cowpea intercropping treatments and least in sole maize. Among the intercropping treatments, maize + green gram (Paired 2:2) (T7) recorded maximum available N and P2O5 content after crop harvest in soil followed by maize + green gram (1:1) (T5).

Keywords: Green gram, Cowpea, protein, Oil, Total carbohydrate, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potash.

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Patel, A.K., R.B. Ardeshna and Dinesh Kumar. 2017. Quality Characters of Maize and NPK Status of Soil as Influenced by Various Sole and Intercropping Treatments.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1558-1565. doi:
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