Oat Variety and Fungicide Trials 2017

Published Oct 16, 2017

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.