Characteristics:

  • Forage cereal usually give good green bite in early winter and spring. Very palatable.
  • They react well to irrigation or supplementary irrigation.
  • Use rotational grazing with a rest period for re-growth.
  • Cereals are suited to grazing, hay production and silage.
  • Marketing/end product use: Human consumption, Animal feed/forage, Grain, Hay/fodder & Cover crop.

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PALLINUP OATS
  • Grain suited for milling/export
  • Early maturing cultivar
  • Moderately resistant to stem and leaf rust.
  • Widely adapted to all types of soil
  • A tall oat with excellent grain quality, material for grazing, silage and hay
  • May have straw strength problems with early sowings and in high yielding situations
  • Planting months April- May
  • Sowing rate- winter rainfall region 80-100kg/ha
  • Suited regions: Eastern Cape, Western Cape & Southern Cape
MITIKA OATS
  • Early maturing dwarf type milling and feed grain oat
  • High yielding –suitable for various rainfall areas
  • 9% higher yielding than Possum in low rainfall environments
  • Heads 5 days earlier than Echidna
  • High groat percentage
  • Low husk lignin and high digestibility, excellent feed value
  • Superior grain size and low screenings
  • Good straw strength and standability
  • Planting months April- May
  • Sowing rate- winter rainfall region 80-100kg/ha
  • Widely adapted to all types of soil
  • Suited regions: Eastern Cape, Western Cape & Southern Cape
DUNNART OATS
  • A dwarf milling variety
  • Mid maturity
  • 10-15cm taller than Mitika
  • Improved plant colour
  • Cereal cyst nematode resistant
  • Planting months April- May
  • Sowing rate- winter rainfall region 80-100kg/ha
  • Widely adapted to all types of soil
  • Suited regions: Eastern Cape, Western Cape & Southern Cape
CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Oats Pallinup
Mitika
Magnifico
Dunnart
Winter rainfall
80-100
Summer rainfall
dryland winter
production 50-75
Good moisture
conservation
or 300mm
water over
growing period
The whole of South Africa Winter rainfall areas
Apr-May
Summer rainfall areas
Feb-Apr
Widely adapted to most soil conditions

 

 

 

 

 

Disease rating of oat varieties:

 Oat End use Height Maturity Hectoliter weight SteRust Leaf Rust CCN Res  Disease  Tolerance BYDV Septoria Bacterial blight

ReLeather Leaf

Milling Oats                        
Dunnart M TD M H S MR R MT MR MR

MS

MS
Mitika M D E H S MSS VS I MSS S S
Possum M D EM H MSS S VS I S MS S MSS
Williams M MT E H S R S I MRMS MRMS MS
Wombat M D EM H MSS MS R T MR MS MS
Yallara M MT EM H S MS R I MS MS MS

 

End use: M = milling, F = feed grain, G = grazing, H = hay

Plant height: D = dwarf, TD = tall dwarf, T = tall, ST = short tall, MT = moderate tall

Maturity: E = early, EM = early mid, M = mid-season, ML = mid late season, LM = late mid-season, L = late, VL=very late

Hectoliter weight: H = heavy, M = medium, L = light

R = Resistant RMR = Resistant to moderately resistant MR = Moderately resistant MRMS = Moderately resistant to moderately susceptible MS = Moderately susceptible MSS = Moderately susceptible to susceptible S = Susceptible SVS = Susceptible to very susceptible  VS = Very susceptible

Disease tolerance: T = tolerant, MT = moderately tolerant, MI = moderately intolerant, I = intolerant

Ratings conducted: P ZWER GRDC

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