Kowari is another highly promising oat variety from the National Oat Breeding Program.
Kowari sets a new benchmark for ß-glucan combined with low screenings in the Australian Milling oat industry.
It is dwarf in stature slightly taller than Mitika with excellent grain quality and will suit most traditional oat growing areas of Australia. It was derived from a cross between Mitika and a WA breeder’s line.
• Improved ß-glucan content - 5.2% (dm basis) compared to 4.4% for Mitika
• Excellent grain quality
• Lowest screenings percent of all major varieties
• Good 1000 grain weight
• High protein and groat percentage
• Mid maturity similar to Mitika
• Competitive grain yield
Kowari can deliver growers a competitive yielding oat variety with excellent grain quality highly desired by marketers. The lowest screenings of any variety in the market means growers get more saleable grain from every paddock.
Kowari has gone through milling evaluation trials in Western Australia and New South Wales. It has been approved for Milling 1 grade in WA and has also been approved for milling by Uncle Tobys in NSW.
60-70 kg per hectare.
Early to mid May.
Disease & Pest Resistance
An EPR of $2.50/t +gst is payable on all production excluding farm saved seed. Approved for milling by Uncle Tobys.
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.