Animals, Agriculture & Food
High-Yielding Oat Variety Called “Drumlin”
Inventors: Heidi Kaeppler, Ronald Duerst
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is seeking commercial partners interested in a new, high-yielding 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 high-yield oat variety, called Drumlin. Drumlin has been successfully grown in tests at many locations in the northern United States and southern Canada. This variety matures a few days later than Moraine, an early-maturity line also developed by UW-Madison researchers.
- Commercial oat production
- Provides consistently high grain yields
- Shows excellent resistance to crown rust
- Displays good tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV)
- Comparable to commercial varieties in most other crop traits