The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications and resources provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection. The RL is updated annually with the latest update for 2023/24 being published on 28th November 2022. The latest lists can be accessed online here.
Oats (Avena sativa) is a cereal grown for human and animal consumption. In the UK, both winter and spring varieties are available. In 2021, ~210,000 ha of oats were grown in GB.
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Crown rust (Puccinia coronata) is a fungus that is specific to oats.
Leaf Spot (Pyrenophora avenae) is specific to oats.
The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications and resources provide infor
Oats nitrogen and sulphur recommendations
The Oat Growth Guide outlines growth and development benchmarks for spring and winter oats crops.
As grass-weed herbicide options in oats are limited, it is especially important to use integrated pest management (IPM). Organic systems, with their focus on cultural control – use of rotation, stale seedbeds and mechanical weeding – provide valuable lessons for control in conventional crops.