Public Certified Oat Varieties

  • ARMOR

    • Similar to Ogle in appearance with excellent resistance to lodging
    • High-yielding varieties, averaging 4 bu/acre higher than Ogle in Ohio tests
    • Mid-season in maturity, being a day later than Ogle and 2 days earlier than Porter
    • Stands slightly taller than average when compared to Noble, Ogle and Porter
    • Moderate resistance to the barley yellow dwarf virus
    • Released: Ohio, 1991

    NOBLE

    • Developed at Purdue in cooperation with USDA/ARS
    • A stiff-strawed mid-season variety
    • Brownish-yellow kernels
    • Moderately resistant to loose smut
    • Released: Ohio, 1973

    OGLE

    • Very high yielding, medium maturing variety
    • Compared to the variety Lang, it is higher yielding, several days later, several inches taller, equal in test weight, lodging resistance, and grain quality
    • Yellow, non-fluorescent, slender and finely tapered at the tips kernels
    • Excellent resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus
    • Released: Ohio, 1981

    SABER

    • An early maturity high yielding variety
    • Very good test weight
    • About 1” shorter than Armor and Ogle
    • Has light yellow kernels with kernel coloring similar to Ogle
    • Released: Illinois 2010

    VARIETY CHARACTERISTICS

    VARIETY
    TEST WEIGHT
    PLANT HEIGHT (IN)
    STRAW STRENGTH
    MATURITY*
    CROWN RUST
    STEM RUST
    B. YELLOW DWARF
    HULL COLOR
    ARMOR
    MED
    36.2
    V. STRONG
    +2
    SUSC.
    SUSC.
    RES
    YELLOW
    BURTON
    HIGH
    --
    STRONG
    +1
    SUSC.
    SUSC.
    M. RES.
    YELLOW
    GOODING
    V. HIGH
    35.6
    V. STRONG
    +1
    SUSC.
    SUSC.
    RES.
    YELLOW
    NOBLE
    HIGH
    --
    STRONG
    0
    SUSC.
    M. SUSC.
    M. RES.
    YELLOW
    OGLE
    MED.
    36.5
    STRONG
    +1
    SUSC.
    SUSC.
    V. RES.
    YELLOW
    SABER
    MED.
    35.5
    STRONG
    -2
    M. SUSC.
    SUSC.
    TOLERANT
    YELLOW
    * + or - days from Noble (164.4 days heading from Jan. 1)