Bilby

Oats

  • High grain yield potential
  • High B-glucan
  • Bright grain colour
  • Low screenings
  • Excellent grain quality
  • High groat percentage

    Download a copy of the Bilby Milling Oat Factsheet for SA, VIC & NSW or Western Australia

     

    Bilby is a highly promising potential milling oat variety from the SARDI National Oat Breeding Program. It is early / mid season in maturity which will suit most traditional oat growing areas of Australia. It is dwarf in stature with excellent yield potential similar to Bannister and Williams. Bilby has excellent grain quality with high groat percent and high levels of B-glucan which is desirable for marketers.
    Bilby can offer growers a high yielding variety with grain quality marketers require. It is approved for milling in Western Australia and is currently undergoing milling evaluation in the Eastern states.

     

    Key Features

    • High grain yield potential
    • High B-glucan
    • Bright grain colour 

     

    Key Benefits

    • Low screenings
    • Excellent grain quality
    • High groat percentage

     

    Sowing Rate

    Sowing rate:  60-70 kg p/h


    Timing
    Early to mid May

     

    Performance (SA, VIC, WA)

     

     

    Performance (WA)

     

     

     

    Disease & Pest Resistance (SA, VIC, NSW)

     

    Disease & Pest Resistance (WA)

     

     

    EPR

    EPR - $2.50/t + gst (TBC) Milling Approved  (WA),  Potential Milling (SA, NSW, VIC) 

     

    PBR

    This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is
    an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.

     

    Disease Resistance/Tolerance:

    Haymaker has demonstrated resistance to Chocolate Spot (Botrytis), Rust (Uromyces) and Ascochyta (Ascochyta spp.). Haymaker Woolly Pod Vetch adds to the rotation by providing an excellent alternative crop for controlling cereal root diseases.

    Variety Management/Agronomy:

    Regeneration

    Haymaker Vetch produces 80-90% hard seed. This is advantageous for crop/pasture rotations that require long term persistence.

    Grazing

    Vetch is not suited to close grazing as their growing points are well above ground level. However, in longer season environments Haymaker can be lightly grazed successfully during winter and early spring provided that the growing points are not damaged. Heavy grazing can cause significant damage to the plant and it may not recover. Bloat can be a problem on pure legume stands and stock will have to be watched if grazing green Vetch paddocks.

    Seed available via your local Heritage Broadacre Agent or Contact Barenbrug on 1800 007 333 heritageseeds.com.au

    Oats

    Sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name. While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed.