The high quality oats that Saskatchewan produces are in demand for the horse industry in the United States. Oats are primarily used for livestock feed or breakfast foods.
Common root rot, seedling blight and prematurity blight of cereals are caused by the same species of soil-inhibiting fungi (Cochliobolus sativus and Fusarium spp.).
What is Crown Rust of Oat?
Ergot is a plant disease caused by the fungus Claviceps purpurea, which infects the developing grains of cereals and grasses.
The importance of seed-borne diseases in cereals.
Sooty moulds often show up as grey patches in the field.
What variety of oats should I seed?
What kinds of field should I avoid?
Oat is an important crop world wide, with production at approximately 25 million tonnes.