A field work was conducted to evaluate the response maize yield parameters to different inter row spacing and sowing methods in district Mardan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in 2019. A Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) was used for setting the experiment. All the treatments were replicated three times in the experiment. Five treatments i.e. S1 (Flat sowing with inter row spacing 0.60 m), S2 (Ridge-Furrow sowing with inter row spacing 0.60 m), S3 (Ridge-Furrow sowing with inter row spacing 0.75 m), S4 (Bed sowing with inter row spacing 0.60 m, in two row sowing, bed width 0.60 m) and S5 (Bed sowing with row spacing 0.75 m, in two row sowing, bed width 0.60 m) were evaluated. After performing the statistical analysis of the recorded data, it was noted that flat treatment S1 produced statically significant (P<0.05) higher kernel number (4.74 × 107 ha-1). While S5 produced minimum (3.52 × 107 ha-1) kernel number. Statistically no difference was observed in kernel number for S2, S3 and S4. Similarly, no significant difference was examined for number of rows per ear, number of kernels per row and number of kernels per ear among the different sowing methods. Therefore, it was concluded that to maximize maize kernel number (yield) it is suggested to use the flat method of sowing keeping the inter row spacing 0.60 m.
Shakir Ali1 Zia Ul Haq Abdul Malik Response of Maize Yield Parameters to Different Inter Row Spacings and Sowing Methods International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 7 Issue 10 PP. 379-383 October 2020 https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.20.710379383.
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