The National Oat Breeding Program has two nodes, the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia. The research and development objectives are to improve agronomic traits, disease resistance, and quality in hay varieties grown in southern Australia. With the changing climate, dry growing conditions, and the movement of oat hay production into traditional low rainfall regions, tolerance of hay oat varieties to dry conditions will be introduced as a breeding priority when funding is sufficient to do so. Hay produced from the improved varieties will be used in the export and domestic markets. Close interaction with the export and domestic hay industries will ensure the breeding priorities will result in varieties that meet their market requirements. Expected outcomes from this research will be improved oat varieties that are more productive in traditional and nontraditional oat growing regions that meet the needs of the export and domestic hay markets. Advanced breeding lines selected for variety release will be protected by PBR and AEXCO will have first option for commercialising the new varieties.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development acting through the South Australian Research and Development Institute
As part of the National oat Breeding Program improve oat varieties for export and domestic hay production. The national scope of the program will ensure oat hay varieties are adapted to the southern region of Australia. Industry interaction in the breeding program is essential for identifying breeding priorities for hay variety development.
Project Start Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Project Completion Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Journal Articles From Project
Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Soil, water and managing natural resources
FCR-Oaten Hay Breeding program