Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 80, No 4 (2015)

Mulch Treatment with Mulch Planter and its Effects on Maize Production


Pages: 247-252


A study was done to develop management and protection of soil and water. The effect of rice husk as mulch was examined for maize production. The seeds of maize were planted in two different depths (4 and 6 cm) and the husk of rice was injected in different conditions (lateral part of row and sub row) by a mulch planter in a farm of Shahrekord. Different mulches were placed in soil (without mulch, 200, and 300 g per a meter of length). A factorial design based on complete randomized block was performed. Indices of plant height, weight of ear, diameter of ear, length of ear, weight of ear sheath, height growth rate of plant, and seed numbers in each ear were measured. Results showed that differences were significant in the indices of plant height, height growth rate of plant, and seed numbers in each ear. In the other indices were not seen significant differences. The results also showed that there was no significant difference in the weight of ear and ear sheath. The depth of 6 cm, 300 g mulch per a meter, and injected mulch in the lateral part of row enhanced growth of plant height and seed numbers in each ear.


maize; rice husk; seed depth

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