NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE OAT PRODUCTION – A REVIEW
JAGADISH JENA*1, JNANA BHARATI PALAI2 AND GOUTAM KUMAR DASH3
Department of Agronomy, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
M.S. Swaminathan school of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management,
Paralakhemundi-761211, Odisha, India
Plant Physiology & Biochemistry Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India
*(e-mail : jagadish759020@gmail.com)
(Received : 10 December 2019; Accepted : 25 December 2019)

SUMMARY

Land fragmentation and industrialization pulling back the agricultural output and have a tremendous pressure on nation’s food security. Oat is an emerging dual crop which provides high quality grains for human consumption and nutritious fodder for cattle feeding. To feed the world’s largest cattle population, it is the present duty to increase productivity of oat with agronomic optimization in pre-exist cultivars. Optimization of nutrient management is always a daunting task among the agronomic practices because it is a complex phenomenon to estimate the nutrient balance to get efficient fertilization promising sustainability of the system. Biofertilizers, which are the living cell inoculums fixing atmospheric N and solubilize fixed P, K and other micronutrients can be a great option when applied judiciously with other nutrient sources to achieve the goal. Therefore, there is a need for an efficient nutrient management for sustainable oat production.

Key words:Oat, biofertilizer, integrated nutrient management, food security