@article{Pandey_Chaudhary_2014, title={Response of Tillage System, Nitrogen Level and Split Application of Nitrogen on Spring Maize in Chitwan, Nepal}, volume={2}, url={https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/IJASBT/article/view/11007}, DOI={10.3126/ijasbt.v2i3.11007}, abstractNote={<p>Field experiment was conducted at Phulbari-9, Chitwan, Nepal during 2012 (Feb-July) to investigate response of tillage system, nitrogen level and split application of nitrogen on spring maize. The experiment was laid out in split-split plot design with twelve treatments and three replications, considering two tillage system (conventional and zero tillage) as main factor, three nitrogen levels (60, 120 and 180 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup>) as sub plots and spilt application of nitrogen (50 % each at basal and 45 DAS &amp; 25% each at basal, 30, 45 and 60 DAS) as sub sub plot. Thousand grain weight, number kernel rows ear<sup>-1</sup>, number kernels ear<sup>-1</sup>, grain yield, stover yield and harvest index were significantly not influenced by tillage systems. Thousand grain weight, number of kernel rows ear<sup>-1</sup>, number kernels ear<sup>-1</sup>, grain yield, stover yield as well as harvest index showed remarkable increase with increasing N rate and number of N split application. Significantly, higher grain yield (8.91 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) was observed in 180 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup> applied plot than the plots given 120 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup> (8.15 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) and 60 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup> (5.29 t ha<sup>-1</sup>). Four equal split application of nitrogen yielded significantly higher grain (7.68 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) than two equal split application of nitrogen (7.22 t ha<sup>-1</sup>). It is concluded that either conventional or zero tillage with application of 180 N kg ha<sup>-1</sup> with four split application can increase yield and yield attributes.</p> <p>DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i3.11007">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i3.11007</a></p><p><span>Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 2(3): </span>298-301&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>}, number={3}, journal={International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology}, author={Pandey, B. and Chaudhary, N.K.}, year={2014}, month={Sep.}, pages={298–301} }