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 B-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