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Bacterial and Halo Blight in Western Canada

At this time, it is unknown how the incidence and severity of bacterial and halo blight is/will be on the Western Canadian oat crop. Therefore, we advocate for seed testing that includes disease screening in addition to vigor, germ, and cold tolerance. If bacterial and halo blight are a concern in your growing area, it is best practice to use clean, disease free seed, and plant under warmer soil conditions. To learn more about bacterial blight please click the button below for a link to the video from Suncrest College (formerly Parkland College) and NARF. In addition, a link to a picture of confirmed bacterial blight in oats is provided.

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2024 Saskatchewan Agriculture Crops Webinar Series

Winter crops webinars, hosted by SK Agriculture's Crops Extension Specialist Team, are happening now through April 3/24. All registrants will receive a recording of the event afterwards and will be available online for anyone to view. CCA Credits are pending and will only be available to those that attend the webinar live.
Registration is free for the online series. For more information and to register:

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Over 15,000 pounds of oats for Peace Country residents

The initiative has been undertaken by POGA, Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA), Grain Millers, M.D. of Spirit River, and Save-On Foods.

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Saskatchewan Oat Processors Optimist

Saskatchewan Oat Processors Optimist A recent article in The Western Producer, written by Robert Arnason, interviewed two Saskatchewan-based oat processors (both presented at the 2024 January SaskOats AGM). Click here …

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About POGA

Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) is a voluntary organization of Prairie oat growers established to promote the interests of oat growers and oat marketing. POGA was formed in 1998.

The overall objective of the organization is reflected in its vision and mission statement as well as the organization’s values.

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The Oat Scoop

The OAT SCOOP is the Prairie Oat Growers Association’s newsletter. Newsletters are available as PDF downloads.

  • Oat Scoop, November 2023

    In the November 2023 issue of the Oat Scoop: POGA Trade Mission to Japan; POGA-Supported Breeding Programs and Projects; Carbon Footprint Data Collection in Saskatchewan; SaskOats-Funded Oat N Response Project; Intercropping Research; Project to Keep Oats Stranding Tall and Avoid Lodging; POGA and Commission AGM agendas and AOGC Director Nomination Notice; and much, much more! Read More