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: Chaps 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. Chaps was tested as experimental line IL86-2081 prior to release. The performance of Chaps was evaluated in Illinois from 1989 to 1996 and in the Uniform Midseason Oat Performance Nursery in 1992, 1993, and 1994. Chaps was released because it is several days earlier than its sister line Rodeo and has somewhat higher test weight and stands better than Rodeo. The grain yield of Chaps has been high, but somewhat lower than the yield of Rodeo.