Spring Oat Varieties

Antigo

Antigo is an early maturity variety released from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. Antigo has excellent test weight and high yields. Antigo heads out one day later than Badger and two days earlier than Esker. Antigo is two inches taller than Badger and two inches shorter than Esker and Ron. Lodging is similar to Esker and Natty and less than Drumlin and Vista. It is modestly resistant to crown rust. Antigo has high dehulling efficiency, average groat percentage while is high in protein and oil. Antigo is a U.S. Plant Protected Variety (PVPA 1994). Seed of Antigo can legally be produced and labeled for sale only by growers who have been licensed by the Wisconsin Crop Improvement or its legal agent.

Hadley Seed Farm
21 Wolfe Rd., 
Hadley, PA 16130
Mercer Co (724)253-3900

Armor

The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center announces the release of ARMOR, a productive spring oat cultivar for Ohio and surrounding states. Armor, is a high-yielding line, averaging 4 bu/A higher than Ogle in Ohio tests. The variety is similar to Ogle in appearance with excellent resistance to lodging. It is mid-season in maturity, being a day later than Ogle and 2 days earlier than Porter. Armor stands slightly taller than average when compared to Noble, Ogle and Porter. Armor has moderate resistance to the barley yellow dwarf virus.

DKG Seed Farms
5043 Coal Bank Rd, Orrville, OH 44667
Wayne CO. (330)465-7079

Hadley Seed Farm 
21 Wolfe Rd., Hadley, PA 16130
Mercer Co (724)253-3900

Jagger Farm Seeds
7156 St. Rt. 19, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Morrow Co (419)946-4957

Miller, W. I. & Sons
3389 Gardner Barclay Rd., Farmdale, OH 44417
Trumbull Co (330)876-6573

Powell Seeds, LLC
6300 Co. Rd. 65, Ada, OH 45810
Hardin Co. (419)634-0763

Schlessman Seed Co.
11513 U.S. 250 N., Milan, OH 44846
Erie Co. (419)499-2572

Schwartz Farms
4193 Everett-Hull Rd., Cortland, OH 44410
Trumbull Co. (330)637-3388

Wensink Farm Seeds, Inc.
4704 Wood Rd., Rt. #1 Monroeville, OH 44847
Erie Co. (419)359-1501

Burton

The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center announces the release of BURTON spring oats. Burton is a productive oat cultivar bred for Ohio and surrounding states. It is a high yielding line, similar to Armor, averaging over 16% higher in yield than Ogle in Ohio tests from 1992 through 1994. Burton is similar to Armor in appearance and in resistance to lodging but is somewhat taller. It is midseason in maturity being equal to Armor and a day later than Ogle. Burton has excellent test weight averaging over 35 lbs./bu. in Ohio tests. Burton is less tolerant to the Bar-ley Yellow Dwarf Virus than either Armor or Ogle but is similar to Noble. Burton does not possess resistance to prevalent races of crown rust and should not be grown in areas in which this disease is a problem. A royalty is due the originator for Registered and Certified class seed sales.

Miller, W. I. & Sons
3389 Gardner Barclay Rd., Farmdale, OH 44417
Trumbull Co (330)876-6573

Corral

CORRAL (IL00-7267) – Corral is a spring oat variety that was developed by the University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station and is a joint release with the New York State Agricultural Experiment station at Cornell University. Corral has been evaluated in Illinois, Minnesota, and New York. It is intended for production in New York, Pennsylvania and similar northeastern environments. Corral is tolerant to barley yellow dwarf virus. It is susceptible to moderately susceptible to corn rust, depending on prevalent local races, and is susceptible to loose smut. Corral has light yellow kernels with seed characteristics most similar to Ogle. Up to 0.5% tall variants and are allowed and up to 0.5% fluorescent seeds are allowed. Corral will be released as a public variety and seed classes to be produced are limited to Foundation and Certified. The New York Seed Improvement Project is responsible for producing breeder and Foundation seed stock.

Miller, W. I. & Sons
3389 Gardner Barclay Rd., Farmdale, OH 44417
Trumbull Co (330)876-6573

Schwartz Farms
4193 Everett-Hull Rd., Cortland, OH 44410
Trumbull Co. (330)637-3388

Deon

DEON is a late season high yielding variety released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011. Deon is medium yellow in color with overall good agronomic traits including good test weight. Deon’s height and lodging score is similar to Rockford. Resistant to smut and moderately resistant to crown rust and BYDV. Deon is a U.S. Plant Protected Variety (PVPA 1994), Title V. A license is required for seed production. Collection of a variety development fee for sales of Registered and Certified classes as well as Registered class seed used for the production of a seed crop will be made.

Hirzel Farms
20780 Bradner Rd. Luckey, OH 43443,
Wood Co. (419)837-2710

Noble

NOBLE oats were developed at Purdue in cooperation with USDA/ARS and released to Certified seed growers in 1974. Noble has a complicated parentage but essentially is an improved Tippecanoe type. Noble is a stiff-strawed mid-season variety that has brownish-yellow kernels. It is moderately resistant to loose smut. It is susceptible to the prevalent common races of rusts.

DKG Seed Farms
5043 Coal Bank Rd, Orrville, OH 44667
Wayne CO. (330)465-7079

Wensink Farm Seeds, Inc.
4704 Wood Rd., Rt. #1 Monroeville, OH 44847
Erie Co. (419)359-1501

Saber

SABER – IL02-8658 – Saber is an early maturing high yielding oat variety developed by the University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station. Over the last two years Saber was placed in the top LSD group at 15 of 16 locations and was the highest yielding line numerically in 10 of 18 locations. The pedigree of Saber is Tack/Spurs. Saber is about two days earlier than Jay and has the same heading date as Don. It is about 4cm shorter than Chaps. The test weight of Saber is very good and has been about 1.4 lbs./bu. higher than Jay and about 2.2 lbs./bu. higher than Chaps. Saber is tolerant of BYDV with an average of 3.1 (0-9 scale where 0=very tolerant) compared to 4.5 for Jay and Chaps. Saber is susceptible to lose smut and is moderately resistant to moderately susceptible to crown rust. Saber has light yellow kernels with kernel color similar to Ogle, and the variant allowed is 0.5% talls . Saber will be released as a public variety. Seed stock will be maintained by the Agricultural Alumni Seed Improvement Association, Inc.

DKG Seed Farms
5043 Coal Bank Rd, Orrville, OH 44667
Wayne CO. (330)465-7079

Hadley Seed Farm
21 Wolfe Rd., Hadley, PA 16130
Mercer Co (724)253-3900

Miller, W. I. & Sons
3389 Gardner Barclay Rd., Farmdale, OH 44417
Trumbull Co (330)876-6573

Schwartz Farms
4193 Everett-Hull Rd., Cortland, OH 44410
Trumbull Co. (330)637-3388

Sumo

SUMO is a early maturing white oat with a heading date similar to Colt. It is approximately two inches taller than Horsepower, with good lodging resistance. Sumo has average yield with excellent test weight and good milling quality characteristics, groats have medium to low beta-glucan levels. Sumo is resistant to crown rust and smut, but moderately susceptible to barley yellow dwarf virus.
Developed by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Licensed to Albert Lea Seed House. PVP(94) title V contemplated.

Hirzel Farms
20780 Bradner Rd. Luckey, OH 43443, 
Wood Co. (419)837-2710

Vista

VISTA is a mid-late season oat variety released by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. Vista has consistently shown high grain yields in Wisconsin statewide tests with seed test weights similar to Belle. Vista heads two days later than Ogle. Plant height is similar to Troy with lodging similar to Gem. Vista has excellent crown rust resistance and tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus.

Hadley Seed Farm, 21 Wolfe Rd.
Hadley, PA 16130
Mercer Co (724)253-3900