Department of Plant Science
Kelly is a spring oat developed by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and released February 1984.
Because of its white hull and high test weight, it is an attractive oat for the racehorse and pleasure horse market. Kelly combines excellent grain quality with moderate height and earliness. Performance in South Dakota has been good.
Kelly was named after Clarence "Kelly" Olson of Brookings, a technician on the SDSU small grain project for many years.
Kelly Oat variety, oat breeding program, Dal Oat variety, Nodaway 70 Oat Cross, SD 43358-06
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Reeves, D. L.; Hall, R. G.; and Bonnemann, J. J., "A New Oat: Kelly" (1986). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 705.