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Request for proposal (RFP): facilitator services for
POGA research forum

The primary objectives of the forum are to develop a 5-year strategic research plan (2025 to 2030) and to foster collaboration among oat industry stakeholders. Click the link below for the description of the required services, submission deadline and contact information:

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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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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, March 2024

    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