1 December 1995

New oat aids disease control

ONLY one new winter oat joins the recommended list, but it should offer "tremendous assistance" to growers looking for reliable disease control, according to DANIs Ethel White.

Top-yielding Emperors crown rust resistance (rating 7) beats all others on the list. Combined with a similar defence against mildew, it represents a good step forward, she says. But standing power and earliness are "middle of the road", and quality is "nothing to write home about", making it essentially a feed type.