Saskatchewan Variety Performance Trials
Each year, the seed industry, producers, breeders and government collaborate to conduct regional testing of crop varieties to provide agronomic performance information under different agro-climatic conditions.
Testing looks to assess various oat varieties and their suitability to various Saskatchewan regions. Trials are conducted in various areas throughout the province, and the varieties are chosen based on top yearly performers. The information is important for producers to grow the variety best suited for their region to ensure a quality, profitable crop. In the near future, the regional variety testing program intends to enhance the lodging data collected on oats. SaskOats provides financial support to this project.