Submitted to: Oat Newsletter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: We have noticed a general interest among oat workers in the composition and quality characteristics of current oat cultivars being grown and sold for milling purposes. Current information is generally not available. To meet this need, we have produced this North Dakota Oat Quality Survey that is designed to provide detailed groat composition and quality information on a wide selection of modern oat cultivars, albeit from a limited sampling. Composition and quality data presented here are from a single replicate grown at Fullerton, North Dakota in 1996. We acknowledge that factors such as yield, test weight, and groat percentage are strongly affected by environment and exhibit strong genotype by environment interactions. Although groat composition is also affected by environment, we have found that the ranking of genotypes for any compositional component is usually very consistent among many environments. Thus, the relative groat composition of oat genotypes, as presented here, ought to be useful to industry groups seeking an oat with a particular combination of compositional characteristics. This information is for reference only and should not be cited in any scientific work.