Kowari

Oats

•  Improved ß-glucan content - 5.2% (dm basis) compared to 4.4% for Mitika
•  Excellent grain quality
•  Lowest screenings percent of all major varieties
•  Good 1000 grain weight
•  High protein and groat percentage
•  Mid maturity similar to Mitika
•  Competitive grain yield

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    Kowari is another highly promising oat variety from the National Oat Breeding Program.


    Kowari sets a new benchmark for ß-glucan combined with low screenings in the Australian Milling oat industry. It is dwarf in stature slightly taller than Mitika with excellent grain quality and will suit most traditional oat growing areas of Australia. It was derived from a cross between Mitika and a WA breeder’s line.

     

    Key Features
    •  Improved ß-glucan content - 5.2% (dm basis) compared to 4.4% for Mitika
    •  Excellent grain quality
    •  Lowest screenings percent of all major varieties
    •  Good 1000 grain weight
    •  High protein and groat percentage
    •  Mid maturity similar to Mitika
    •  Competitive grain yield

     

    Kowari can deliver growers a competitive yielding oat variety with excellent grain quality highly desired by marketers. The lowest screenings of any variety in the market means growers get more saleable grain from every paddock. Kowari will undergo milling evaluation trials in Western Australia and New South Wales in 2017.

     

    Sowing Rate
    60-70 kg per hectare.


    Timing
    Early to mid May.

     

    Performance

     

     

    Disease & Pest Resistance

     

    EPR

    An EPR of $2.50 /T (TBC) exc. GST is payable on all production excluding farm saved seed.

     

    PBR

    This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is
    an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.

     

    Disease Resistance/Tolerance:

    Haymaker has demonstrated resistance to Chocolate Spot (Botrytis), Rust (Uromyces) and Ascochyta (Ascochyta spp.). Haymaker Woolly Pod Vetch adds to the rotation by providing an excellent alternative crop for controlling cereal root diseases.

    Variety Management/Agronomy:

    Regeneration

    Haymaker Vetch produces 80-90% hard seed. This is advantageous for crop/pasture rotations that require long term persistence.

    Grazing

    Vetch is not suited to close grazing as their growing points are well above ground level. However, in longer season environments Haymaker can be lightly grazed successfully during winter and early spring provided that the growing points are not damaged. Heavy grazing can cause significant damage to the plant and it may not recover. Bloat can be a problem on pure legume stands and stock will have to be watched if grazing green Vetch paddocks.

     

    Oats

    Sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name. While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed.