Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/20/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This is a Germplasm Release, no interpretive summary required.
Technical Abstract: Blaze spring oat (Avena saliva L.), was developed at the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Illinois in cooperation with USDA-ARS and released in 1997. Blaze was tested as experimental line IL89-1730 prior to release. The performance of Blaze was evaluated in Illinois from 1992 to 1997 and in the Uniform Midseason Oat Performance Nursery in 1996 and 1997. Blaze was released because it has very high yield potential combined with good test weight, tan kernels, and barley yellow dwarf virus tolerance.