Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental
versão impressa ISSN 1415-4366
OLIVEIRA, Mariana A. de et al. Agronomic performance of maize under mineral fertilizer and seed inoculation with rhizobacteria. Rev. bras. eng. agríc. ambient. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.10, pp.1040-1046. ISSN 1415-4366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-43662012001000002.
To evaluate the agronomic performance of second maize (Zea mays) crop, subjected to inoculation with Pseudomonas fluorescens under different levels of NPK fertilization, a field experiment was conducted using the cultivar of hybrid maize 30F35 grown inÂ Oxisol. Six treatments were tested in a randomized block design in factorial scheme 3 x 2, with three levels of NPK (0, 125 and 250 kg ha-1) and two levels of inoculants (with and without), and four replications. The characteristics, yield components and productivity were evaluated. The data were submitted to analysis of variance and means compared by Tukey test at p < 0.05 level. The inoculation with Pseudomonas fluorescens associated with fertilization with 250 kg ha-1 NPK at sowing time promotes the development and productive performance of second maize crop.
Palavras-chave : Zea mays; Pseudomonas fluorescens; production components; productivity.