Disease and Pest Problems of Late Season Maize (Zea Ma Ys L.) In Relation To Time of Planting on the Nsukka Plains of South-Eastern Nigeria

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1987
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Obi, I.U
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Maize crop as food for humans and feed for livestock has been in short supply in Nigeria. This situation has been worsened by the proliferation in the milling, livestock and other agro based Industries as well as the recent ban on importation of maize into the country. There are, However, efforts to make Nigeria self-sufficient in maize. Emphasis has been on putting more Land into cultivation, searching for higher yielding open pollinated composites or synthetics and more recently on developing hybrid maize varieties. Also, emphasis has been made on Identification of maize production constraints such as optimum planting time, climatological Factors such as rainfall, solar radiation, soil and air temperatures and relative humidity as well as Appropriate cultural or husbandry practices that limit maize yield.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 53 (No 1,2), p. 1-11
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