Alberta Variety Trials
Alberta tests 11 approved milling varieties yearly 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 in 2021 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 yields were lower compared to previous years.
This Alberta Regional Variety trial is lead by the Government of Alberta. For any additional information please contact the Government of Alberta.