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Steps To Increase Maize Productivity

AyamKodjoFlick
By AyamKodjoFlick | self meida writer
Published 27 days ago - 10 views

1. Always Use Improve Certified Seeds:

Use improved seeds ( do not recycle seeds from your own farm. Always buy new seeds anytime you want to plant.


2. Method Of Land Preparation:

Zero/ minimum tillage ( do not burn and avoid excessive use of heavy machinery).


3. Seed Selection:

Do seed selection if possible ( to ensure seeds have uniform size for good seed vigour and equal growth size)


4. Planting Distance:

40CM × 80CM ( two seeds per hole ) 25CM × 75CM ( one seed per hole ) or any recommended planting distance.


5. 1st Fertilizer Application:

On or before the 10th day after planting ( not later than 10 days after planting )


6. Type Of Fertilizer To Use:

Any recommended fertilizer


7. Application Rate:

1 - 2 bags / acre ( 50KG ) based on soil fertility status or variety.


8. Micro Nutrient Application:

Apply a micro nutrient fertilizer at 3rd and 4th week after planting.


9. 2nd Fertilizer Application:

On or at 25 - 35 days after planting ( not later than 35 days after planting )


10. Weed Control:

Chemical/ Manual


11. Type Of Chemical:

Any approved selective herbicide for maize


12. Stage Of Weed Control:

3 - 5 leaf stage of weed ( always remember to do early weed control ) to get good result days after planting.


13. Harvest Early:

Do not allow crops to over dry on the field ( infestation can start from the field )


14: storage:

Dry, shell and store your maize using any recommended method or chemical.


15. Incorporate Straw Into Soil:

Do not burn maize straw after harvesting. Because the maize straw will enhance good soil organic matter content.


16. Planing To Plant:

Plan to plant so that reproductive phase of the crop coincides with at least 21 days to ensure maximum soil moisture after tasseling.


17. Inputs:

If possible get your fertilizers ready before you plant for fertilizer application.


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