Agronomic Management and Fungicide Effects on Oat Yield and Quality in Wisconsin

Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, and John M. Gaska
Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Oat cultivation in Wisconsin has declined considerably in the last eight decades; nevertheless, it continues to be an important crop in the north central states where 65% of the oats harvested for grain in the United States each year are produced. Oats planted in Wisconsin totaled 255,000 acres in 2013 and grain production accounted for approximately 11% of the total oat production in the U.S. Planted acres in the 1930s to the 1960s exceeded 1.98 million in Wisconsin alone and 3.95 million nationwide (NASS, 2013). ..

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