EFFECT OF SOWING DATES AND INITIAL PERIOD OF CUTTING ON SEED PRODUCTION OF OATS (AVENA SATIVA L.)
PRABHJOT SINGH, VINOD SHARMA AND SHILPA KAUSHAL
Department of Agronomy, Forages and Grassland Management,
CSK HPKV, Palampur-176062, India
(Received: 11 September 2014; Accepted: 13 December 2014)
A field experiment was conducted during Rabi 2010-11 at Research Farm of Department of Agronomy, Forages and Grassland Management, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, to study the effect of sowing dates and initial period of cutting on seed yield of oat (Avena sativa L.). Sowing of crop on 15th October recorded highest seed and straw yield than that of 30th October and 14th November. Variety Palampur-1 registered highest seed and straw yield. The initial cutting at 60 days after sowing recorded significantly highest seed (1160 kg/ha) and straw (3531kg/ha) yield over the initial cutting at 75 and 90 days after sowing.
Key words:Sowing dates, initial cutting, seed production, oat