Aladdin produces a very high forage yield under both dryland and irrigated conditions. It has good recovery from grazing and will tolerate heavy grazing. The stem and leaf thickness of Aladdin make it suitable for oaten hay production. Aladdin’s late maturity helps to keep quality through the growing season which means a long window of opportunity for grazing if sufficient rainfall during the season will allow repeated grazings
Aladdin is susceptible to most Australian pathotypes of leaf rust. Aladdin is moderately susceptible to stem rust in common with all other commercial varieties. It is also moderately susceptible to bacterial blight and septoria leaf blight. Moderately resistant to BYDV.
Over the last few years Aladdin has become susceptible to both leaf and stem rust. Growers are advised to apply the appropriate management plans to minimise plant damage from rust. Aladdin is suitable to grow in all forage oat growing areas, including sub tropical and selected tropical environments.
Aladdin was selected by Bruce Winter from DEEDI forage oat breeding program at Leslie Research Centre Toowoomba.