Animals, Agriculture & Food
Early-Maturing Oat Variety Called "Moraine"
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.
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
- 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
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