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Effect of management practices on re growth biological yield and quality of oat grown for forage

Deo, G.D.; Rai, S.D.

Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 45(9): 397-402


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-5022
Accession: 005252640

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Experiments were conducted during the winter seasons of 1972-73 and 1973-74 to study the effects of cutting management and seed rate on regrowth, forage yield, biological yield and forage quality of oat (Avena sativa L.). Taking a cut of the crop for forage reduced the plant height at maturity, decreased the number of tillers and delayed the flowering and maturity, but increased the yield of total dry matter, crude protein and digestible dry matter. Sowing after the harvest of forage mustard (Brassica campestris L.) or in mixture with mustard did not favor the yield of green forage and dry matter, reduced the regrowth and decreased the nutrient yield. 'No-cut' treatment also recorded low nutrient yield. Higher seed rate resulted in poor regrowth and low number of tillers, but it increased the total crude protein and yield of green forage.

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