Oat Variety Trials 2016

Published Sep 13, 2016

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 and one commercial farm.

Key findings

Saber, Reins, Betagene, Deon, Badger and Excel varieties were among the top performers in terms of yield at locations. Reins and Shelby 427 at Kanawha met the test weight requirement (38 lb/bu) identified by food processors.