This replicated trial (Daly M. , 2015) in Canterbury, New Zealand was designed to determine the effectiveness of EM treatments, against a control on Maize, at Ashcroft Farm at Carew. The aim of this trial was to test EM on Maize yield, and in particular compare a number of variations of EM, including some combinations with Nitrogen.
This published trial (Shah, Saleem , & Shahid , 2001) carried out by the Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan determined the effect of different combinations of N, P, FYM and effective microorganisms (EM) on growth, yield and quality of maize (Zea mays L.) during autumn 1998. The results revealed that the highest grain yield of 4.72 t/ha was obtained with the application of 150 kg - N + 75 kg - P + 30 l EM ha-1. The increase in yield was attributed to increased leaf area, more number of grains per cob and higher weight per 1000 grains. The protein content (10.03%) were however, higher with the application of 75 kg N + 37.5 kg - P + 60 l EM/ha.
Daly, M. (2015). 2015 EMNZ Maize Trial
Shah, S., Saleem , M., & Shahid , M. (2001). Effect of Different Fertilizers and Effective Microorganisms on Growth, Yield and Quality of Maize. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology.
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