Person: Ken Pecinovsky

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In a Nutshell
• Small grain crops, like oats, are seeing
renewed interest by farmers in Iowa.
Iowa was once a nationwide leader
in oats production, but many farm
families have not grown them for a
generation or two.
• 15 oat varieties were screened at two
Iowa State University research farms
and one commercial farm.
Key findings
• Top yield performers differed at each
location.
• Antigo had the highest test weight at
each location (≥38 lb/bu) but was also
among the lowest yielding varieties.
Reins scored a test weight of 38 lb/bu
at Kanawha.
• Application of fungicide did not improve
yield or test weight for the four
varieties tested at Nashua.

October 16, 2017 

RESEARCH REPORT

Oat Variety Trials 2016 Download PDF (1 MB) View Fullscreen

September 13, 2016 

RESEARCH REPORT

In a Nutshell
• Small grain crops, like oats, are seeing
renewed interest by farmers in Iowa.
Iowa was once a nationwide leader
in oats production, but many farm
families have not grown them for a
generation or two.
• 16 oat varieties were screened at
two Iowa State University research
farms. Additionally four varieties were
included in a separate fungicide trial at
one of the research farms.
Key findings
• Betagene, Deon, Badger and Natty
varieties were among the top performers
in terms of yield at both locations.
These entries also scored low for incidence
of crown rust.
• Badger, Betagene, GM423, Goliath and
Natty varieties met all of the quality
specifications (except test weight)
identified by food processors.
• Fungicide improved test weight for two
varieties (Badger and Rockford) while
Beta glucan concentration and fat concentration
were not affected.

November 30, 2015 

RESEARCH REPORT