Department releases winter oats list for 2021 season
The recommended list for winter oats was released by the Department of Agriculture this week. The biggest change was the inclusion of WPB Isabel on the fully-recommended list. It was provisionally recommended for the first time in 2020.
The variety has a relative yield score of 104 and scores 7 for both resistance to lodging and straw breakdown.
Barra, Delfin, Husky, Keely and RGT Southwark remain on the list.
Barra needs no introduction having first made the list in 1986. The variety has stood the test of time and plays an important role in food-grade oat crops.
Keely, Husky and RGT Southwark have relative yield scores of 104, 105 and 106 respectively according to the recommended list.
In the quality ranks Husky rates highest on kernel content at 75.9%. Delfin has the highest thousand grain weight at 43.7g and WPB Isabel has the highest KPH at 58.4.
Husky and WPB Isabel take up the majority of the seed availability for the coming season.