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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Studies on the performance of promising varieties of oat (Avena sativa L.) under different cutting regimes in mid hill conditions of Himachal Pradesh

Author(s):

Amit Sharma, GD Sharma, Naveen Kumar, Arvind Chahal and NK Sankhyan

Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted to study the performance of promising varieties of oat under different cutting regimes. Amongst the oat varieties tested, Palampur-1 recorded significantly higher tiller number per metre row length and better leaf stem ratio compared to other varieties. Tiller number also increased with each delay in harvesting stage and highest tiller number was recorded at 50 per cent flowering stage, however, significantly highest leaf stem ratio was in fodder harvested at 30 cm plant height. Significantly higher total green (329 q ha-1) and dry (185 q ha-1) fodder yields were obtained with Palampur-1 harvested at 50 per cent flowering stage compared to other varieties with different cutting regimes. Comparatively better net returns and net returns per rupee invested were obtained with variety Palampur-1 and cutting at 50 per cent flowering stage. However, cutting at 45 cm height fetched better green fodder yield than cutting at 60 cm height which gave regular fodder supply with good green fodder yield thus suggesting it good for small and marginal farmers.

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How to cite this article:
Amit Sharma, GD Sharma, Naveen Kumar, Arvind Chahal and NK Sankhyan. Studies on the performance of promising varieties of oat (Avena sativa L.) under different cutting regimes in mid hill conditions of Himachal Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):728-731.

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