African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6824

Full Length Research Paper

Agronomic performance of maize with different fertilizers in winter crop succession

Fernando Marcelo Chiamolera1*, Cláudia Regina Dias-Arieira2, Tatiana Pagan Loeiro da Cunha3, Fábio Biela1, Simone de Melo Santana1 and Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva2
1Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Departamento de Agronomia, Univ. Estadual de Maringá, Av. Colombo, 5790, 87020-900, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. 2Departamento de Ciências Agronômicas, Câmpus Regional de Umuarama, Univ. Estadual de Maringá, Estrada Paca, s/n, 87507-190, Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil. 3Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Departamento de Produção Vegetal, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Via de Acesso Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane, s/n, 14884-900, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil.
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  •  Accepted: 10 May 2013
  •  Published: 16 May 2013


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of temperate climate plant species and two different types of fertilizer on the yield components related to summer maize crop productivity in an area with a history of 5 years of soybean/black oat succession cropping in a no-tillage system in ArenitoCaiua, Northwestern Paraná State, Brazil. The experiment was conducted in split blocks, with 6 blocks and 16 treatments (8 winter crops and 2 types of fertilizer). The maize hybrid used was DKB 390PRO. The following yield components were evaluated: plant height and height of first-ear insertion; final plant population; ear length and diameter; number of rows per ear, number of grains per row and number of grains per ear; weight of 100 grains and yield. It can be concluded that all succession systems are agronomically viable for maize production in the ArenitoCaiua region, in conjunction with adequate crop nutrition management, especially the winter common vetch/summer maize succession system fertilized with poultry litter which produced the best maize yield.


Key words: Green manure, poultry litter, commercial formulation, yield component, Zea mays.