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Describe how maize is planted in the field.

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  • Planting suitable varieties
  • Plant early at onset of rain/ dry plant
  • Plant at 2.5cm to 10cm depth
  • Spacing at 20cm to 30cm by 75cm to 90cm
  • Apply DAP during planting./synthetic fertilizer/ well decomposed manure
  • Plant 25kg  seed per hectare
  • Place one or two seeds per hole
  • Plant by hand or machine planter
  • Use organic manure at handful per plant
  • Apply DAP at rate of 100-190kg/ 1 teaspoon per hole
  • Mix phosphatic fertilizer/ well rated manure
  • Cover seed with soil
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