Oat Floral Biology and Factors Affecting Seed Set

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP275    | Article Id: BKAP275 | Page : 79-80
Citation :- Oat Floral Biology and Factors Affecting Seed Set.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):79-80
Harshavardan J. Hilli, Rahul Kapoor, Amandeep harshajh1995@gmail.com
Address : Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 027, Punjab, India.
Submitted Date : 11-05-2021
Accepted Date : 18-06-2021


In India, oat is grown as fodder crop during Rabi season in north-western and central parts of the country and is now even extending to eastern region as well. The only commercially cultivated species in the genus Avena are Avena sativa, Avena nuda and Avena byzantine. Oat flowers are bit delicate when compared to other cereal floral structure and seed set is influenced by many factors during artificial hybridisation. This paper includes about floral biology of oat crop and also the various factors responsible for seed set during hybridisation viz effect of Interval Between Emasculation and Pollination, effect of temperature for seed set and any Injury to floral Parts during hybridisation.


Emasculation Floral biology Hybridisation Oat Seed set


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