Evaluation of seed quality parameters in forage oat (Avena sativa l.) germplasmPantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 21, Issue - 2 ( May-August 2023)
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Oat (Avena sativa L.) is used throughout the world for human food and animal feed, and it is frequently grown as a dual-purpose crop (grain harvest after grazing or forage cutting). To examine the seed quality of an oat germplasm an experiment was conducted in Seed Testing Laboratory of BSPC, GBPUA and T, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand with 57 oat germplasm (54 germplasm+3 check) in three replication using completely randomized block design (CRBD). The observation was recorded for fifteen quantitative traits. The present findings revealed that there are significant differences among all genotype under study for different seed quality parameters. seedling shoot length showed maximum value for genotype EC-2660 (16.55cm), followed by M-27(16.4cm). Similarly genotypes EC-2660 (34.73cm) also showed maximum value for seedling length followed by M27(33.17cm). Whereas germplasm D-1394(2.85g) and EC-43555 (2.34g) showing high value for the trait seedling fresh weight. These findings revealed that EC-2660, M-27, D-1394 and EC-43555 are superior for fodder purpose as they are showing high biomass and weight. Whereas, OX-503, EC-35199, M-72, EC-2660, M-27, D-1394, EC-43555, OX-559, OX-1090 and EC2874 were identified as superior in overall performance with respect to all quality parameters. Hence, they can be utilized in further breeding program for developing high fodder yielding varieties.
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