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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1616) Last page : (1623)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5949

Maize Scenario in Haryana: A Brief Review

Narender Singh, Preeti Sharma* and M. C. Kamboj
CCS HAU, Regional Research Station, Karnal, Haryana
*Corresponding Author E-mail: karnalmaize@gmail.com
Received: 10.11.2017  |  Revised: 16.12.2017   |  Accepted: 18.12.2017  


The importance of maize crop lies in the fact that it has been widely used in diversified sectors like food, feed and ethanol production and its demand is increasing every year due to growth in poultry industry and expansion of maize based industries. The cultivation of specialty corn viz., quality protein maize and baby corn and its value addition by establishing industries in rural area are also gaining importance in market driven farming which in turn may be helpful to the Haryana’s farmers in crop diversification and generation of employment in rural area. No land race of maize is popular in Haryana. CCS HAU, Regional Research Station, Karnal has developed more than 450 inbred lines of normal maize and specialty corn (QPM, baby corn, sweet corn and popcorn) with different desirable traits and maturity groups. Approximately 3940 experimental hybrids have been developed and tested at the station. Sixteen single cross hybrids of maize have been developed and released from the centre. For baby corn cultivation and QPM, hybrid HM 4 and HQPM 1 developed from the centre are most popular cultivars among the farmers. Among the QPM, the HQPM 1 is the most popular hybrid. Taken into insight of the changing scenario of cropping system, diseases and insect/pest, the main challenge for the centre is to develop high yielding normal maize hybrids which may give grain yield more than  10 t /ha and specialty corn comparable with the private companies. Efforts will be there to promote area under maize cultivation and also for the establishment of maize based industry particularly baby corn, sweet corn and QPM.

Key words: Maize, Hybrid, Baby corn, Dalia, Sattu

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Cite this article: Singh, N., Sharma, P. and Kamboj, M.C., Maize Scenario in Haryana: A Brief Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1616-1623 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5949