Bristle oat

Latin name:  Avena strigosa

Family: Poaceae


Agronomic characteristics

This oat is native to Europe and has been used in South America for its production of biomass and fodder. It often proves to be earlier in heading than spring oats. Being regularly in the process of bolting in winter, its stems freeze easily. If it is not advanced enough, tillers can start up again in the spring. It is much less susceptible than common oats to virus infections and crown rust. On average it produces more biomass than winter or spring oats (+ 15% biomass and + 37% nitrogen absorbed). It has a smaller TWK ​​than other oats, hence lower seeding rates. On the side of the varieties: There are significant differences between varieties. It is the earliness to heading that differentiates them the most. Early varieties produce biomass faster but have a higher carbon to nitrogen ratio. In addition, they can produce viable seeds if sown very early. We will rather favor late varieties in early sowing and early varieties in late sowing. At the same earliness, there are differences in biomass production sometimes up to 20-30%.


Find this variety in our mixTUREs:

Specificity variety Lidea

  • Late variety : IAPAR61
  • Early variety : IPR CABOCLA