Expanding eco-friendly approaches to improve plant growth and crop productivity is of great important for sustainable agriculture Therefore a field experiment was carried out at the Faculty of Agriculture Farm Mansoura University Egypt during the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons to study the effects of different bio- and organic fertilizers and their combination on hybrid maize growth yield the increase of grain yield however did not re-sult in the improvement of grain quality The foliar fertilizer formulations also had an influ-ence in the content of minerals and aminoacids of the grain The results indicate that SW has potential to be used in agriculture to improve yield and quality of maize

The Integration of Bio and Organic Fertilizers Improve

maize growth yield and grain quality Seeds were treated with Azotobacter chrocoocum arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) Bacillus circulans biogas slurry humic acid (HA) and their combination aiming to increase the growth and yield of maize and to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers

9 ways to improve corn crop yields: A Farmer's Guide Having quality seeds is the basis for increasing crop yields Whether you are looking into increasing your corn yields or maximizing your overall agricultural productivity you need to consider the strength of your seeds Using hybrid seeds that are naturally inclined to grow faster

Expanding eco-friendly approaches to improve plant growth and crop productivity is of great important for sustainable agriculture Therefore a field experiment was carried out at the Faculty of Agriculture Farm Mansoura University Egypt during the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons to study the effects of different bio- and organic fertilizers and their combination on hybrid maize growth yield

Maize processing machinery as a kind of mechanical equipment can transform maize a high-quality grain into many products and by-products For people's daily life it has been gradually unable to leave the maize products Therefore the development of maize processing machinery industry is of great significance to our daily life

nutrients use efficiency up to 11 5% which induced significant increase in grain yield as compared to control and also in the treatment where recommended dose of NPK was applied alone The quality parameter of maize (oil contents)

PROTOCOL: Agronomic biofortification strategies to

to increase grain zinc concentrations for improved nutritional quality of wheat maize and rice: a systematic review Israel F N Domingos Marcin Baranski Carlo Leifert Ismail Cakmak Zed Rengel Paul E Bilsborrow Gavin B Stewart Submitted to the Coordinating Group of: Crime and Justice Education sabilityDi International Development

Jan 14 2016Opaque2 – a gene for improving quality of protein in maize A natural spontaneous maize mutant with soft and opaque grain was found in a maize fields in USA during the 1920s which was later named as opaque2 (o2) maize by Singleton The mutant was passed onto Mertz at Purdue University USA who in turn reported that the o2 homozygous maize

Maize stover consists of the residues of maize (Zea mays L ) plants grown for grain and left in the field following the harvest It includes stalks leaves husks and cobs Because the amount of maize dry matter left on the field is similar to the amount of dry grain produced considerable quantities of maize

A lack of boron can lead to a restricted grain set with the cob having many missing kernels and a few large grains Foliar or soil applied boron during stem elongation (V5 to V7) can contribute to higher maize grain yield Copper Maize plants are sensitive to copper deficiency and peak demand is during the generative growth stage

Maize stover Of all the crop residues maize stover is the main roughage available during the dry season You can estimate the amount of stover produced by using a grain to stover ratio which is approximately 2:1 So a farmer producing 10 tons of maize should expect about 5 tons of maize stover in the farm

InTRODUCTION and history: InTRODUCTION and history Nutritionally maize is a relatively poor cereal when it comes to the quality of its protein (drawback of being deficient in two essential amino acids viz lysine and tryptophan) This problem was addressed through research breakthroughs at CIMMYT in the late 1990's that lead to the development of quality protein maize (QPM) having twice the

Maize is one of the most important agro-nomic crops in the world The kernel provides feed food and a resource for many unique industrial and commercial products By utilizing genetic variation the composition of the kernel can be altered for both

the increase of grain yield however did not re-sult in the improvement of grain quality The foliar fertilizer formulations also had an influ-ence in the content of minerals and aminoacids of the grain The results indicate that SW has potential to be used in agriculture to improve yield and quality of maize

Breeding for Grain Amino Acid Composition in Maize

used for food and feed so one of the best ways to improve the value of this grain is to improve its nutritional quality The main nutritional limita-tion of maize is that it is not a good source of pro-tein While maize grain typically contains 4–10% protein this protein has less dietary value than protein from animal sources This is

The use of natural materials such as medicinal plants and bone charcoal dusts of animals in the protection of maize grain against weevil infestation appears to favour grain quality and safety The powders are usually applied in dry state and do not taint the grains or cause increase in grain moisture

implement an agricultural policy which promotes efficient maize storage and maize quality in order to improve the current status quo Above all since maize is the predominant staple it was recommended that the maize breeding program in Tanzania should emphasize development of

Dec 15 2015Maize also known as corn (Zea mays L) has been recognised worldwide as a major energy feed ingredient in the diets of poultry Its major nutritional limitation has been the low protein content and poor protein quality which necessitates the use of expensive high‐protein supplements or synthetic amino acids such as lysine in diets containing large proportion of maize

To evaluate the effect of seeding density associated with the different rates of mineral fertilizers on the agronomic performance of quality protein maize (QPM) a study was conducted in Mvuazi station during the 2017-2018 cropping season Three planting densities (40 000 53 333 and 106 666 plantsha-1) and four mineral fertilizer rates with localized placement namely: D1: 0 kg NPK + 0 kg

May 01 20204 2 Food quality maize in storage In terms of physical properties sBag and Bioxilo prevented physical kernel quality detriment compared with the traditional counterpart The rate of damaged kernels was below the Mexican standards for maize grain quality Unexpectedly we observed an increase of stress cracking in all systems

[NAIROBI] There is a new way of testing milled maize that can pick the dangerous aflatoxin contamination and improve food safety a study says The scientists who did the quality control system trial in Kenya say that it improved food safety for about 10

of quality QPM maize would greatly reduce malnutrition problems of subsistence and resource poor farmers and low-income people that depend on maize as their staple food (Leta et al 2003) Despite some efforts made so far to improve quality of maize (Twumasi et al 2012) enhancing yield potential with having good agronomic

Apr 01 2014The farmers believed that the weevils account for 36% of the total loss for maize while the large grain borers (LGB) account for more than half of the losses recorded for maize In a similar study Dick (1988) reported that the LGB alone could increase losses of stored maize and dried cassava to 30% A similar observation was made in Sudan

Maize breeders have selected for yield over the last 70 years It is important to know what impact this approach has had on grain quality so that future efforts can be modified as necessary to maintain or improve grain protein quality We produced varieties that were widely grown in each decade of the past 70 years and analyzed their grain quality

Nov 08 2019Nestle Plc is partnering with USAID in a Maize Quality Improvement Partnership (M-QIP) project to enhance quality safety and transparency in the grain supply chain as well as improve agricultural practices of smallholder farmers and farmers associations Prof Damian Chikwendu the Team Leader Feed the Future and Nestle M-QIP speaking at a stakeholder's forum in Zaria said

[NAIROBI] There is a new way of testing milled maize that can pick the dangerous aflatoxin contamination and improve food safety a study says The scientists who did the quality control system trial in Kenya say that it improved food safety for about 10