Mahendra Singh Pal* and S K Jain
G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), India
*Corresponding Author: Mahendra Singh Pal, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), India.
Received: September 13, 2021; Published: January 13, 2022
Field experiment was carried out at instructional dairy farm, G B Pant University of agriculture and technology during winter season 2020-21 to study the effect of nitrogen management on forage productivity and quality of multicut oat varieties. The experiment comprised of four oat genotypes i.e. HF-707, RO-19, OL-1882 and UPO-212 in main plot and 3 nitrogen level i.e. 70,105 and 140 N kg/ha respectively in sub plots, was planted in split plot design and replicated thrice. The green and dry fodder yield was recorded significantly higher in UPO-212 with 4.5, 9.5 and 29.3% higher green fodder yield than OL-1882, RO-19 and HF-707 entries, respectively. The crude protein yield was 16.7, 17.8 and 45.8% greater in UPO-212 than OL-1882, RO-19 and HF-707, respectively. The green and dry fodder yield, crude protein and crude protein yield increased with increasing N levels and significantly highest values were recorded at application of 140 kg N/ha. Therefore, it is concluded that multi cut oat genotype UPO-212 may be grown with application of 140 kg N/ha for higher green and dry fodder production as well as crude protein production in Tarai region of Uttarakhand and other areas having similar agro-ecologies and soil types.
Keywords: Green Fodder Yield; L:S Ratio; Quality; Crude Protein
Citation: Mahendra Singh Pal and S K Jain. “Nitrogen Management and its Effect on Fodder Yield and Quality of Multicut Oat (Avena sativa L.) Genotypes in Tarai Region of Uttarakhand (India)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.2 (2022): 18-21.
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