Crop: Maize

Crop Detail

Maize is a popular Kharif fodder in Pakistan and finds much use as fodder for livestock and poultry. The crop can be harvested in 60-65 days and it can be grown in most parts of the country. The green stalk has high carbohydrate contents so it is an enchanting feed for poultry. Hybrid seed should not be used for fodder purposes because they have less foliage, and short stature with less nutrition.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Cereal Crops
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Two Seasonal
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops


Fungal Diseases

Maize Head Smut Fusarium Stalk Rot Brown Stripe Downy Mildew wilting

Sucking Pests

Corn Worm Termites ArmyWorm Maize Leaf Aphids Woolly Aphid Wild Boar Shoot Borer Mites Cut worm Grass hopper local locusts cut worm stem borer Rats

Bacterial Diseases

Angular Leaf Spot Bacterial Stalk Rot


Parthinium Grasses Narrow + Broad leaf Pre-emergence Post-emergence (Narrow & broad)


Seed Not Germinated crop lodging flood stress Pig attack Slowly growth

Maize Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Seed Purpose (ان لاء) 12-15 kg/acre
Fodder Purpose (گاھ لاء) 40-50 kg/acre