Alberta Variety Trials
Alberta will test 11 approved milling varieties to investigate the impact of the variety and growing conditions on the yield and beta-glucan in both Westlock, AB and Fahler, AB. The goal of the trials is to determine if a variety with higher beta-glucan can outperform Morgan oats in Alberta to meet oat miller demands for higher beta-glucan.
This Alberta Regional Variety trial is lead by the Government of Alberta. For any additional information please contact the Government of Alberta.
2021 POGA Milling Oats Trial
This study is a continuous effort to collect data on 11 milling variety oats in Central and Northern Alberta. The goal was to determine how variety and growing location will influence the yield and functional property attributes linked to beta-glucan levels of the oats. Similar to what’s been recorded, there were noticeable varietal differences between the two locations for the yields as well as beta-glucan content. Year 2021, was comparatively very dry year for both location in Alberta. The two weeks of excessive heat period was too detrimental for the oats. Therefore, overall yield were lower compared to previous years.