Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
Early-Maturing Oat Variety Called "Moraine"
WARF: P01285US

Inventors: Heidi Kaeppler, Ronald Duerst, Robert Forsberg

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is seeking commercial partners interested in a new, early-maturing oat variety.
In 2009, Wisconsin was the highest-producing state for oats with 13.3 million bushels. Wisconsin researchers are continually developing new varieties of oats suitable for the Upper Midwest.
The Invention
UW-Madison researchers have developed a new oat variety, called Moraine. Moraine is an early-maturity line designed for the early maturing oat growing areas of the Upper Midwest. The plants are intermediate to tall in height, with leaves of medium length. The kernels are well filled, yellow and non-fluorescent.
  • Commercial oat production
Key Benefits
  • Out-yielded comparable varieties in field trials
  • Good tolerance to crown rust
  • As good or better response to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) than comparable varieties
  • Variety is uniform and stable
Additional Information
For More Information About the Inventors
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at [javascript protected email address] or 608-960-9842