Contact Us

SDSU Researchers Develop 2 New Oat Varieties

 A field of oats
Scott Barbour/Getty Images

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Researchers at South Dakota State University have developed two new oat varieties.

The cultivars developed at the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station recently developed the Horsepower cultivar and a new multi-purpose oat variety, Goliath.

SDSU oat breeder Lon Hall says Horsepower has exceptional yield potential and superior straw strength. Goliath can be used for grain production, forage or straw.

The varieties took nearly a decade to develop.

Hall says plant breeding is a process of elimination that’s not about picking the best, but throwing out the worst until you’re left with the best. He works with about 500 unique hybridizations, 300 populations, 30,000 mass selected plants and 2000 derived lines each year.

SDSU has one of only a few oat breeding programs in the nation.

More Local & State News

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.

More Local News

Latest Country Music News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kxrb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!