Lucia Gutiérrez, Pablo Sandro and Shawn Conley
The Wisconsin oat and barley performance trials are conducted each year to serve Wisconsin farmers. Trials include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern States, and lines from private companies. The main objective of these trials is to obtain data on how varieties perform in different locations and years. Farmers can use this data to help choose the best varieties to plant, and breeders to decide on whether to release a new variety and to select parents to make new crosses.