NDSU Oat Varieties

'Jury' Oats (RFP-197)

'Jury' oat was developed by the NDSU oat breeding project and released by the Agricultural Experiment Station in the spring of 2012. 'Jury' has high yield potential and good test weight. It outperforms 'Newburg' in test weight, groat percentage, and dehulling efficiency. It produces average groat b-glucan concentration.

'Newburg' Oats (RFP-179)

'Newburg' oat was developed by the NDSU oat breeding project and released by the Agricultural Experiment Station in the spring of 2011. 'Newburg' has excellent yield potential; out yielding all the majority of commercial oat varieties in yield trials across North Dakota. It possesses average test weight.

'Rockford' Oats (RFP-166)

'Rockford' oat was developed by the NDSU oat breeding project and released by the Agricultural Experiment Station in January of 2008. 'Rockford' is a high yielding variety, and higher test weight better than 'Morton', 'HiFi', and 'Souris' across 47 locations in ND. It posses very good lodging resistant. It has a medium kernel weight, medium grain protein, medium groat percentage with high groat oil concentration, and a medium groat beta-glucan concentration. 'Rockford' has consistently produced high yields and test weights during five years of testing at several sites in North Dakota.

'Souris' Oats (RFP-133)

'Souris' is a white-hulled variety that has a pedigree similar to 'HiFi', a variety released by NDSU in 2001. 'Souris' consistently has produced high yields and test weights during five years of testing at several sites in North Dakota. It consistently has been among the highest yielding lines evaluated in these trials and is expected to replace 'Morton', also a 2001 NDSU release and one of the state’s most popular varieties.

'Beach' Oats (RFP-108)

'Beach' was released by the ND Agricultural Experiment Station in 2004. 'Beach' is a conventional oat, high yielding, very stable and high test weight, has relatively large, white-hulled kernels. This variety has characteristics making it suitable for use in the 'racehorse' oats market.

'Hi-Fi' Oats (RFP-84)

'HiFi' was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2001. 'HiFi' was selected from a cross between ND90141 and ND900118. 'HiFi' is a spring oat variety that is high yielding, disease resistant and possesses the unique grain quality of having high Beta-glucan concentration (about 30% greater than most released varieties) that may attract a premium oat market.

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