Demand for high quality UK oats for food use continues to increase, but research has indicated that there is a yield gap of approximately 4 t/ha between average and best on-farm oat yields.
To ensure growers and agronomists have the best available information, a consortium of leading industry and academic partners came together to form the Opti-Oat project. Under the leadership of PepsiCo and with co-funding from Innovate UK and BBSRC this project has developed the first UK Oat Growth Guide.
This Oat Growth Guide is designed to increase understanding of winter and spring oats through crop growth and development benchmarks, with the aim of improving yield and quality to deliver a sustainable supply and maximise grower returns.
You can view and download the Oat Growth Guide here.