To check the performance of maize under different tillage practices and varied sowing methods, an experiment was conducted at Agronomic Research Area, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The experiment was carried out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with split plot arrangement with three replications. Different tillage practices viz, conventional tillage, minimum tillage and deep tillage were kept in main plots while sowing methods viz, flat sowing, ridge sowing and bed sowing were allocated to subplots. The maize hybrid “Pioneer-32T16” was sown on 24th February, 2012. Data pertaining to morphological and phenological attributes of maize showed that tillage practices and sowing methods had a significant effect on Germination count·m-2 (7.8), leaf area per plant (5010 cm2), leaf area index (4.87), crop growth rate (20.69 g·m-2·d-1), plant height (213.04 cm), number of leaves per plant (11.89), days to 50% tasseling (72.44) and days to 50% silking (73.77). Economically, maize sown on ridges under deep tillage gave maximum net income of Rs. 85162 ha-1 while minimum net income of Rs. 56984 ha-1 was found where flat sowing was adopted under minimum tillage system and also more BCR of 1.70 was recorded in ridge sown maize under deep tillage.
 Ullah, I., Ali, M. and Farooqi, A. (2010) Chemical and Nutritional Properties of Some Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties Grown in NWFP, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 9, 1113-1117. http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/pjn.2010.1113.1117
 Ali, M., Khalil, S.K., Ayaz, S. and Marwat, M.I. (1998) Phenological Stages, Flag Leaf Area, Plant Height, and Leaves per Plant of Corn Influenced by Phosphorus Levels and Plant Spacing. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 14, 515-522.
 Lal, R. (1990) Ridge-Tillage. Soil and Tillage Research, 18, 107-111.
 Watson, D.J. (1947) Comparative Physiological Studies on the Growth of Field Crops. I. Variation in Net Assimilation Rate and Leaf Area between Species and Varieties and between Years. Annals of Botany, 11, 41-76.
 CIMMYT (1988) From Agronomic Data to Farmer Recommendations: An Economic Training Manual. Completely revised Edition, Mexico.
 Borghei, A.M., Taghinejad, J., Minaei, S., Karimi, M. and Varnamkhasti, M.G. (2008) Effect of Sub-Soiling on Soil Bulk Density, Penetration Resistance and Cotton Yield in Northwest of Iran. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 1, 120-123.
 Wasaya, A., Tahir, M., Manaf, A., Ahmed, M., Kaleem, S. and Ahmad, I. (2011) Improving Maize Productivity through Tillage and Nitrogen Management. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10, 19025-19034.
 Najafinezhad, H., Javaheri, M.A., Gheibi, M. and Rostami, M.A. (2007) Influence of Tillage Practices on the Grain Yield of Maize and Some Soil Properties in Maize-Wheat Cropping System of Iran. Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences, 3, 87-90.
 Aikins, S.H.M., Afuakwa, J.J. and Owusu-Akuoko, O. (2012) Effect of Four Different Tillage Practices on Maize Performance under Rainfed Conditions. Agricultural and Biology Journal of North America, 3, 25-30.
 Rehman, A., Saleem, M.F., Safdar, M.E., Hussain, S. and Akhtar, N. (2011) Grain Quality, Nutrient Use Efficiency and Bioeconomics of Maize under Different Sowing Methods and NPK Levels. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research, 71, 586-593. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-58392011000400014