Effect of different sowing dates and varieties on growth and yield of maize (Zea mays l.) at Bagauda, Kano State
Field experiment was carried out at Bagauda temporary Teaching and Research Farm of the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano state, during the 2006 wet season. The aim of the trials was to determine the response of different maize varieties to different sowing dates. The varieties involved in the trial include Sammaz 11, Sammaz 12, Sammaz 13 and F.V. The experiment had twelve different treatment levels, applied randomly in four replications. The treatments were combined and arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCBD). The area of each plot consisted of four rows of 5m long and 3m wide. The results indicated that different varieties and sowing dates significantly affect all the parameters studied at some stages of their various developmental phases. Sammaz 11 and Sammaz 13 out performed the other varieties in terms of both growth and yield characters. Sammaz 11 and Sammaz 13 are therefore recommended for use by farmers in the area
Keywords: Growth and yield, sowing period.
Bowen Journal of Agriculture Vol. 5 (1&2) 2008: pp. 8-13