International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Response of oat (Avena sativa L.) varieties to methods of sowing and nitrogen levels on forage yield and quality
Author(s): MS Dabhi, MR Patel, CR Chaudhari, VN Patel and PM Patel
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at College Agronomy Farm, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat to find out the response of oat (Avena sativa L.) varieties to methods of sowing and nitrogen levels on forage yield and quality during Rabi season of the year 2015-16. The experiment consist of eighteen treatment combinations comprised of three varieties (Kent, JHO 822 and JHO 03 91), two methods of sowing (Broadcasting and Line sowing) and three nitrogen levels (80, 100 and 120 kg ha-1). Significantly the highest green forage yield (589.46 q ha-1), dry matter yield (73.77 q ha-1) and crude protein (10.10 q ha-1) yield of forage oat were recorded by variety JHO 03 91 over Kent and JHO 822. Among methods of sowing green forage yield found non-significant but dry matter yield (70.57 q ha-1), crude protein yield (9.83 q ha-1) and crude protein content (13.64 %) were recorded significantly higher in line sowing method over broadcasting method. The green forage yield, dry matter yield and crude protein yield is significantly affected by nitrogen levels. Application of 120 kg ha-1 produced significantly higher green forage yield (576.27 q ha-1), dry matter yield (73.16 q ha-1) and crude protein (10.50 q ha-1) yield as well as crude protein content (14.11%). The higher net realization of ` 46913 ha-1 and higher B.C.R. value of 2.75 were recorded in variety JHO 03 91. Among methods of sowing line sowing resulted in higher net realization ` 41504 ha-1 with B.C.R. of 2.53 and in different nitrogen levels, application of 120 kg ha-1 resulted in higher net realization ` 44972 ha-1 with B.C.R. of 2.66.
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MS Dabhi, MR Patel, CR Chaudhari, VN Patel, PM Patel. Response of oat (Avena sativa L.) varieties to methods of sowing and nitrogen levels on forage yield and quality. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):683-686.