This guide is designed to help determine which oat variety to grow in your region, whether that is for milling grain or export hay. The guide provides variety characteristics, disease ratings, and agronomic information for milling oat varieties that offer growers the best opportunity to meet market requirements. This guide should be read in conjunction with industry information provided in the Grains Industry of Western Australia's Oat variety and grade update (available from the GIWA website).
The variety guide also features details about the new oat variety Kowari, which is available for sowing in 2019.
Kowari is approved as a milling oat variety in Western Australia, and is accepted for delivery into milling grades OAT1 and OAT2.