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Research Article

Effect of Sowing Methods and NPK Levels on Growth and Yield of Rainfed Maize (Zea mays L.)

Division of Agronomy, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar 191 121, India

Received 7 December 2014; Revised 8 April 2015; Accepted 15 April 2015

Academic Editor: Chari Venkatkrishna Kandala

Copyright © 2015 Shamim Gul et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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