Cereal Seeds – Oats

 

The most recent seed recommendations from the Irish Department of Agriculture are

Winter Oats 2016

Agronomic & Quality Characteristics* Recommended Provisionally Recommended
Barra Husky Vodka**
Relative Yield ¨ 95 105 98
Straw height (cm) 127.7 121.3 113.8
Resistance to lodging 4 7 6
Straw breakdown 4 5 7
Earliness of ripening 5 8 4
Winter hardiness** 3 5 (7)
Resistance to:
Mildew 3 6 5
Crown rust 4 4 6
Grain quality:
Kernel content (%) 69.5 70.3 68.2
1000 grain weight (g) 38.0 38.4 40.5
Hectolitre weight (kg/hl) 57.3 56.9 54.7
Year First Listed 1986 2010 2015

*    Based on trial results from 2013, 2014 and 2015.

¨   Yields are expressed as a percentage of the mean of Barra and Husky (100 = 8.8 t/ha @ 15% moisture content).

( ) Limited Data

**  Vodka is the only true winter variety on the recommended list. Barra & Husky are spring varieties trialled in winter. Prolonged severe frost or harsh winds can seriously damage spring varieties sown in winter and may cause drastic reduction in yield or even crop failure. Winter hardiness scores for Barra & Husky are based on robust data from Spring 2011.

Notes On Winter Oat Varieties

Recommended

Barra: A moderate yielding Swedish variety. Moderately late maturing. Susceptible to lodging and straw breakdown. A spring type variety with very good grain quality. Very susceptible to mildew and susceptible to crown rust.

  • Parentage: (Selma x KM1 MS).
  • Breeder/Agent: Svalöf Weibull AB, Goldcrop Ltd.

Husky: An early maturing German variety with high yield potential. Short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown. A spring type variety with very good grain quality.  Moderately resistant to mildew and susceptible to crown rust.

  • Parentage: (CPBT SOI x Freddy)
  • Breeder/Agent: Nordsaat, Seed Technology Ltd.

Provisionally Recommended

Vodka: A late maturing French variety with good yield potential. Short straw with moderate resistance to lodging and good resistance to straw breakdown. A true winter variety with good grain quality. Moderately resistant to crown rust and moderately susceptible to mildew.

  • Parentage: (MHAC 2.3 X MH822)
  • Breeder/Agent: Momont, Seed Technology Ltd.

Spring Oats 2016

Agronomic & Quality
Characteristics*
Recommended
Barra Binary Husky
Relative Yield ¨ 95 109 105
Straw height 107.1 102.2 103.7
Resistance to lodging 4 5 7
Straw breakdown 4 6 5
Earliness of ripening 6 6 8
Resistance to:
Mildew 3 7 6
Crown rust 4 5 4
Quality:
1000 grain weight (g) 39.5 42.9 40.4
Kernel content (%) 67.9 69.2 67.5
Hectolitre weight (kg/hl) 56.2 53.6 54.6
Year first listed 1985 2011 2009

* Based on trial results from 2010, 2014 and 2015.

¨ Yields are expressed as a percentage of the mean of Barra, and Husky (100 = 7.6 t/ha @ 15% moisture).

Notes On Spring Oat Varieties

Recommended

Barra: A Swedish variety with moderately short straw, susceptible to lodging and to straw breakdown. Very susceptible to mildew and susceptible to crown rust.  Excellent grain quality.

  • Cross: (Selma x KM1 MS)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Svalöf Weibull AB, Goldcrop Ltd.

Binary: A very high yielding Dutch variety with short straw, moderately susceptible to lodging and moderately resistant to straw breakdown. Good resistance to mildew and moderately susceptible to crown rust. Good grain quality.

  • Cross: (LW9321-1 x LW9304-2) x Winston
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Weirsum, Goldcrop Ltd.

Husky: An early maturing very high yielding German variety with short straw and good resistance to lodging but moderately susceptible to straw breakdown.   Moderately resistant to mildew and susceptible to crown rust.  Very good grain quality.

  • Cross: (CPBT SO1 x Freddy)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Nordsaat, Seed Technology Ltd.