(Avena sativa)


Walken winter oats were released in 1970 by the Kentucky Experiment Station. Walken is a winter-hardy, lodging-resistant oat that has the potential for high forage yields as well as high grain yields. Walken's early growth is prostrate while in later stages the plant is erect with many tillers and wide erect leaves. 

Monida oats were developed cooperatively by the USDA - ARS and the Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington Agrecultural Experiment Stations, and was released in 1985. Monida is a mid-season, typically plump, creamy-white in color and similar in appearance to those of Otana. Monida has out-yielded Cayuse and Otana in regional irrigated and dryland testing (1978-84), and except for Otana, Monida exceeded Cayuse and other commonly grown western oat cultivars in test weight in these trials.

Cayuse is a stiff-strewed, spring oat selected by Dr. Neal F. Jensen of Cornell University. Its test performance is out- standing. It has the best yield performance of any variety tested in Colorado. Cayuse also performed very well in New Mexico and west Texas. 

Chilocco was released by the Oklahoma Experiment Station in 1971. It is a mid-season to early maturing variety. Chilocco is a yellow oat that tillers well and has better lodging resistance than Cimarron. 

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