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Research consortium launches first UK Oat Growth Guide

Research consortium launches first UK Oat Growth Guide

Opti-Oat researchers have developed the first UK Oat Growth Guide
"The Quaker Oat Growth Guide is designed to increase understanding of winter and spring oats through crop growth and development benchmarks with the aim of improving yield and quality to deliver a sustainable supply of high-quality oats and maximise grower returns"
Opti-Oat researchers have developed the first UK Oat Growth Guide

Oats are an important crop in the UK – even more so due to their increasing popularity as a healthy breakfast choice. Yet unlike other staple cereal crops, such as wheat and barley, R&D investment to improve oat agronomy has been limited. Research by ADAS has indicated that in the UK there is a yield gap between average farm yield and optimal yields.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute