Journal ID : AMA-22-09-2022-11698
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 09]
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Title : Cutting Management and Nitrogen application influences Fodder Quality and Productivity of Dual Purpose Oat (Avena sativa L.)

Abstract :

A field experiment was conducted during Rabi 2016-17 at Instructional Farm, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur. The objectives were to find out proper cutting management and nitrogen level for fodder quality and productivity of dual purpose oat. The experiment comprising combinations of five cuttings and four nitrogen level. Thus, 20 treatments; all were evaluated in split-plot design of single cut and randomized block design of double cut with three replications keeping cutting management in main and nitrogen in sub plots. The results of experiment revealed that cutting management at first and second cutting gave significantly higher plant height, dry matter accumulation, number of tillers, leaf stem ratio, green and dry fodder yield and crude fibre at C3 treatment and C5 treatment, respectively. Application of 30 kg N ha-1 after first cutting recorded significantly higher plant height, dry matter accumulation, leaf stem ratio, green (23.5 t ha-1) and dry fodder yield (11.7 t ha-1), production efficiency and chlorophyll content. Total green (43.24 t ha-1) and dry fodder yield (12.58 t ha-1) were recorded maximum with the application of 30 kg N ha-1 which was at par with 20 kg N ha-1. The application of 30 kg N ha-1 after first cutting recorded maximum ash content and crude protein which was at par with application of 10 and 20 kg N ha-1 after first cutting. Crude fibre per cent was maximum in control that at par with 10 and 20 kg N ha-1.

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