Influence of Maxicrop on Agronomical Attributes and Yield of Four Rice Varieties in Kebbi, North-Western Nigeria.

P.O. Ojo, E.A. Manasseh, S.E. Abimiku, Zidafamor E.J., H.M. Ubandoma, O.K. Ishiak, M.A Yakub


The use of Bio stimulants in rice production is gaining more ground day by day. A two year experiment was conducted during the dry season of 2016 and 2017 in a flood plain area, around Jega, Kebbi state to determine the influence and optimum level of maxicrop application on four varieties of rice. The treatment evaluated consisted of four improved rice varieties (FARO 44, 52, 60 and 61) and three levels of maxicrop application (0, 2 and 4L/ha), applied at 4 and 8 WAT, factorially combined and laid in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) and replicated three times. From the outcome of the result, it shows that FARO 44 has a significant difference in number of tillers in 2016 with maxicrop inclusion level of 2 L/ha compared to other varieties, also in 2016 the influence of maxicrop level at 2 L/ha was significantly higher in FARO 44 with the highest yield/ha (6664.41Kg) compared to the other varieties while in 2017, FARO 44 has the highest yield/ha (6366.31Kg) and FARO 52 is least (6164.55Kg). Therefore, the application of maxicrop at 2 L/ha increased the yield/ha of all the four varieties of rice with FARO 44 been the highest

Keywords: Rice varieties, Maxicrop and Yield.

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