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Research Article

Effect of Variety and Practice of Cultivation on Yield of Spring Maize in Terai of Nepal

Ghimire S1*, Sherchan DP2, Andersen P3, Pokhrel C4, Ghimire S5 and Khanal D6

1Technical officer, Nepal Agricultural Research council, Nepal

2ARTC Manager, Cereal System Initiative for South Asia, Nepal

3Associate Professor, Departrment of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway

4Associate Professor, Central Departrment of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

5Assistant Manager, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Nepal

6Senior Program Officer, Karuna Foundation Nepal

*Corresponding Author:
Ghimire S
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Nepal Agricultural Research council, Nepal
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Received date: March 07, 2016; Accepted date: May 28, 2016; Published date: June 03, 2016

Citation: Ghimire S, Sherchan DP, Andersen P, Pokhrel C, Ghimire S, et al. (2016) Effect of Variety and Practice of Cultivation on Yield of Spring Maize in Terai of Nepal. Agrotechnol 5:144. doi:10.4172/2168-9881.1000144

Copyright: © 2016 Ghimire S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



A field experiment was conducted in farmer’s field of MainaPokhar and Deudakala Village Development Committee in Bardiya District of Nepal. The objective of study was to identify the appropriate combination of variety and cultivation practice of maize in spring season. Two maize varieties Rajkumar (hybrid) and Arun2 (Open Pollinated Variety-OPV) were sown at the field of 6 different farmer’s field. The experimental plot design was Randomized Complete Block Design with 6 replication and 4 treatments considering each farmer as a replication. There were 4 treatment combinations consisting two varieties and two practice of cultivations namely P1V1 (improved practice + Rajkumar), P1V2 (Improved practice+Arun2), P2V1 (Farmers practice + Rajkumar) and P2V2 (Farmers practice + Arun2). Result showed a significant (P<0.01) differences among varieties. But no significant difference was found in yield by the interaction of variety and practice. The statistically analyzed results revealed that the effect of cultivation practice and their interaction effect on grain yield were found non-significant but the response of the variety were found highly significant difference on grain yield, where the Rajkumar variety produced the highest average grain yield of 5.13 t/ha. It indicated that Rajkumar variety performs better than Arun2 in both improved and farmers practice of cultivation. Maximum grain yield ranging from (3.17 to 7.25 t/ha) and (1.60 to 6.32 t/ha) was produced by Rajkumar in improved practice and farmers practice of cultivation respectively while minimum grain yield was found in Arun2 ranging from (0.95 to 4.43 t/ha) and (0.81 to 4.09 t/ha) in improved practice and farmers practice of cultivation respectively. P1V1 scored the highest score followed by P2V1, P1V2 and P2V2 in farmers’ preference ranking. Rajkumar variety cultivated with improved practice was found giving the best yield along with highest net return and Benefit Cost ratio of Rs. 30047.7 and 1.41 respectively.


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