Comparative yields, secured at Brookings in 1923, indicate that hulless oats yielded a somewhat lower number of bushels per acre than the best standard varieties of ordinary oats. The same comparative yields for this season indicated that a hulless variety yielded a lower number of bushels per acre than the best standard varieties, even when the latter were reduced to a hulless basis. Samples of hulless oats contained a higher percentage of raw protein than the whole grain of ordinary varieties, but a lower percentage than the kernels (grains with hulls removed) of the same varieties, according to analyses made in agronomy laboratory by Professor Bushey. The higher yielding varieties of ordinary oats produced a larger yield of raw protein per acre than hulless oats both on a basis of the whole grains and on a basis of kernels (grains with hulls removed) as computed from analyses made in agronomy laboratory by Professor Bushey. The results of this one season, 1923, at Brookings would indicate that where hulless oats are produced they would be intended as a special feed for certain classes of animals, especially young animals, rather than as a general farm crop for all conditions. The experimental work in developing the best possible hulless oats will be continued by Professor Fowlds and reports of progress made later.
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South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Hume, A.N., "Some Tentative Statements Concerning Fowlds Hulless Oats" (1924). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 205.