YOGESH JINDAL*, R. N. ARORA, D. S. PHOGAT, S. K. PAHUJA, L. K. MIDHA, S. K. GANDHI AND U. N. JOSHI
Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 21 September 2019; Accepted : 17 December 2019)
An improved single-cut fodder oat variety, “Central Oats OS 403” was developed by pedigree method of breeding by Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. Identified under AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization, released and notified for cultivation under timely sown, normal fertility and irrigated conditions in the North West Zone of India (Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand and Rajasthan); North East (Assam, Manipur, Odhisha, West Bengal, Eastern UP, Bihar, Jharkhand) and South zone (Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu). In the NWZ “CENTRAL OAT OS 403” provides 534 q/ha of green fodder. It gave 10.0-12.0% more green fodder yield than the national checks Kent and OS 6 in different zones. It gives high dry matter of 108 q/ha. It also has better nutritional qualities. It is moderately resistant to leaf blight disease, bold seeded and is capable of giving 18-20q/ha of seed.
Key words:Single-cut oat variety, OS 403, green fodder yield, dry matter yield