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Continuing work from the previous two years, Practical Farmers of Iowa and partners conducted another round of oat variety trials in 2017. Fifteen varieties were screened at two Iowa State University research farms (Kanawha, Nashua) and one PFI farmer-member farm (Wayne Koehler, Charles City) Find the new report here: Oat Variety and Fungicide Trials 2017.
- The variety Antigo had the highest test weight at each location (>38 lb/bu) but was also among the lowest yielding varieties. Reings scored a test weight of 38 lb/bu at Kanawha
- Application of fungicide did not improve oat yield or test weight for the four varieties tested at Nashua
Learn more about this project below.
Varieties Included in 2017
Oat Yields at Kanawha
Natty and Betagene were the top yield performers at Kanawha with Antigo scoring the highest test weight.
Oat Yields at Charles City
Saber and Reins were the top yield performers at Charles City.
Oat Yields at Nashua
Hayden and Deon were top performers at Nashua in terms of both yield and straw.
Fungicide Trial at Nashua
Fungicide application had mostly no effect but did appear to increase straw yields, particularly for Shelby 427.
Previous oat variety trials can be accessed here:
Thank you to our partners:
- General Mills
- Grain Millers, Inc.
- Albert Lea Seed House
- Sustainable Food Lab
- Welter Seed and Honey Co.
- Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association
And our participants:
- ISU Northern Research Farm (Kanawha)
- ISU Northeast Research Farm (Nashua)
- Wayne Koehler (Charles City