Improvement of yield maize in the dry land who experience drought stress with use of organic matter

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Date: Nov. 2014
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,570 words
Lexile Measure: 1740L

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Development of maize crops in dry land confronted with many problems, among them is the problem of limited water availability, while the maize crop is very sensitive to drought. Shortages of water in the soil and plants within a certain period would negatively affect the growth and development of plants. This study aimed to analyze the effect of the use of organic matter in improving crop maize yield in dry land experiencing drought stress. This research was conducted in the form of experiments in gardens BALITSEREAL This research was conducted in field experiments BALITSEREAL Subdistrict Bajeng District Gowa lasts from June to October 2013. This study was designed using Split Plot Design. In the main plot of drought stress treatment consisting of two levels i.e without drought stress and drought stress treatment (water distribution is discontinued when two weeks after flowering plants). As the subplot is the treatment of organic matter application consisting of two levels i.e without the use of organic matter and the use organic matter. The results showed that application organic matter can reduce the adverse effects of the stress on the growth and yield of maize. Maize plants are planted without stress with the application organic matter obtained as the result of dry shelled 7,234 t. h-1. In the drought stress treatment and without of organic matter obtained as production of dry shelled 5,031 t. ha-1, while by the application of organic matter obtained as production of dry shelled 5.388 t. h-1. Keywords: maize, stress drought, organic matter

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A417895512