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The identification and production of varieties that increase the value of oats as a profitable component of organic production

Clarke, S M; Haigh, Z; Hinchsliffe, K E; Jones, H E and Wolfe, M S (2006) The identification and production of varieties that increase the value of oats as a profitable component of organic production. Poster at: What can organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 18-20 September 2006. [Unpublished]

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Two experiments, one comprising husked, and the other naked, oats were established at Wakelyns Agroforestry, Suffolk in October 2004 to determine traits and varieties of oats suited to organic systems, and whether growing variety mixtures conferred any advantage. Unselected F2 breeding lines were also included for selection. Husked varieties had relatively higher yields; this may have been partly the result of poor establishment in the naked varieties. Variety height was found to be an important characteristic; tall oat varieties out-yielded the dwarfs. Two of the three variety mixtures containing the naked oat variety Expression yielded 8 and 9 % higher than the average of the component varieties. The data will be verified in the second year of replicated trials (2005/06), which will include the best performing husked and naked varieties, and a mixture of superior IGER-bred F2 breeding lines.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Oats, organic, husked oats, naked oats, mixtures, varieties
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10263
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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