Vol. 118 No. 1 (2024)
Research Papers

The response of maize to combined application of nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizers in the semi-arid conditions of Faisalabad

Anum Ismail
Department of Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
Muhammad Abdullah Saleem
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
Abid Shehzad
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
Asif Iqbal
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
Pakeeza Ahmed Khan
Department of Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
Wajeeh Ur Rehman
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
Waqar Akram
Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan

Published 2024-06-28


  • Changing environment,
  • Crop nutrition,
  • Nutrients,
  • Crop production,
  • Nutrient use efficiency,
  • Nitrogen,
  • Phosphorus
  • ...More

How to Cite

Ismail, A., Saleem, M. A., Shehzad, A., Iqbal, A., Ahmed Khan, P., Ur Rehman, W., & Akram, W. (2024). The response of maize to combined application of nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizers in the semi-arid conditions of Faisalabad. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development (JAEID), 118(1), 93–110. https://doi.org/10.36253/jaeid-12340


Changes in climate, development of new hybrids and soil fertility status has influenced nutrient application rates worldwide. A field experiment was carried out to determine the response of maize to combined application of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in the semi-arid conditions of Faisalabad. Research was planned at Agronomic Research Area, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The experiment was replicated three times and laid out in randomized complete block design with split plot arrangement keeping a net plot size of 8 m x 3 m. The experiment was comprised of two main factors (i) Nitrogen levels (100, 200 and 300 kg ha-1) and (ii) Phosphorus levels (50, 100 and 150 kg ha-1). Nitrogen doses were kept in main plots, while phosphorous doses in subplots. During experimentation, observations regarding phenology, growth, yield and yield related traits were recorded. Collected data was analysed using Fisher’s analysis of variance technique. MSTAT-C was used for statistical analysis and means were compared at 5% probability level of HSD test. Highest values for parameters were attained where N and P were applied with dose 200 and 150 kg ha-1, respectively. While, minimum values attained where with 100 and 50 kg ha-1 N and P, respectively. Interaction of both remained non-significant.


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