Promoting Canadian Oats

Following the announcement of plans to build a new oat mill in Manitoba last October, growers may be considering adding oats to the rotation. They’re a good cold-weather crop, prices have been decent and demand has been stable. Those adding oats to the rotation should be aware of the major diseases that affect both yield and quality.

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Protect your investments and the marketability of your cereal crop by being aware of the market considerations for the following crop protection products:  glyphosate (e.g. Roundup), saflufenacil (e.g. Kixor) and chlormequat (e.g. Manipulator).

In an effort to maximize yield and quality, some oat producers are pushing nitrogen (N) rates higher and using a fungicide for disease control even when disease intensity is low.

FP Genetics is pleased to announce that CDC Arborg white milling oats are now a recommended variety and accepted by Grain Millers Inc. at Yorkton, Sask.

If you're out of flour, but still want to make a delicious loaf of bread, here's a great alternative.