Department of Plant Science
Spear, C.I. 9203, is a spring oat variety developed by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and released December 15, 197 4. While being tested, it was designated SD 955. Spear combines excellent straw strength with good yields and a high groat protein content. With these characteristics, it should prove to be a good oat for most of South Dakota. Seed was increased in 197 4 by the Foundation Seed Stock Division, South Dakota State University. Minnesota also participated in the simultaneous increase of Spear seed.
spear oats, spring oat variety development program
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Reeves, D. L., "Spear Oats" (1975). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 634.