Forage oat

  • Semi erect growth habit – early growth prior to initial grazing
  • Large seed size
  • Good seedling vigour
  • Low growing point and therefore is more tolerant to heavy grazing
  • Excellent growth during the cooler winter months



    Aladdin is a forage oat cultivar that is very late maturing and produces exceptionally high forage yield.


    Disease Resistance:


    • Moderately susceptible to stem rust in common with all other commercial varieties
    • Moderately susceptible to bacterial blight and septoria leaf blight
    • Moderately resistant to BYDV
    • Leaf Rust Susceptible


    Key Farmer Attributes:


    • Complete rust resistance
    • Aladdin produces a very high forage yield under both dryland and irrigated conditions
    • Good recovery from grazing and will tolerate heavy grazing
    • The stem and leaf thickness of Aladdin make it suitable for oaten hay production
    • Late maturity helps to keep quality through the growing season which means a long window of opportuniy for grazing if sufficient rainfall during the season will allow repeated grazings.


    Product Fit:


    Aladdin is suitable for all forage oat growing areas in central Queensland, southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The high leaf rust resistance of Aladdin means it is also suitable for planting in coastal and higher rainfall areas.


    Breeding History:


    Aladdin was selected by Bruce Winter from DEEDI forage oat breeding program at Leslie Research Centre Toowoomba.



    Forage Oats

    Forage oat varieties are broadly adapted and reliable and are the most widely used of the forage cereals. Easy to establish, they are the only true forage cereal that can be sown in late summer and early autumn, giving them the highest yield potential.