SUNITA*, R. C. BAIRWA, SARITA AND PRAVEEN KUMAR NITHARWAL
Department of agronomy, College of Agriculture, SKRAU, Bikaner
Department of agronomy, SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner
ARS, S. K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner-334006 (Haryana), India
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(Received : 10 April 2022; Accepted : 28 April 2022)
A field experiment was conducted at Instructional Farm,College of Agriculture, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner during Rabi 2019-20 to study the “Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of fodder oats (Avena sativa L.)”. Fourteen INM treatment viz.100 % RDF, 100% RDF + FYM @ 20.0 t /ha, 100 % RDF + PSB, 100% RDF + PSB + Znso4 @ 12.5 kg /ha, 75% RDF, 75% RDF + Vermicompost @ 5.0 t /ha, 75% RDF + Vermicompost @ 2.5 t /ha, 75% RDF + Vermicompost @ 2.5 t /ha + PSB, 75% RDF +Vermicompost @ 2.5 t /ha + ZnSO4 @12.5 kg /ha, 75% RDF + FYM @ 20.0 t /ha,75% RDF + FYM @ 10.0 t /ha,75% RDF + FYM @ 10.0 t /ha + PSB,75% RDF + FYM @ 10.0 t /ha + PSB + ZnSO4 @12.5kg/ha, Control (untreated) were laid out in randomized block design with three replications. The results revealed that application of all treatments were significant increased all growth and yield parameters, but 75% RDF + FYM @ 10 t /ha + PSB + ZnSO4 @ 12.5 kg /ha gave highest plant growth, fresh and dry weight, green fodder yield /ha, leaf stem ratio over rest of the treatments, only 75% RDF + FYM @ 20.0 t /ha and 75% RDF + FYM @ 10.0 t/ha were found at par. This treatment also gave maximum returns as compare to rest of the treatments.
Key words: Fodder yield, INM, Net returns, PSB, Vermicompost etc.