'Settler,' a new spring oat, was released by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 1989 during South Dakota's Centennial celebration and named in honor of the pioneers that settled in South Dakota. Settler exhibits a significant improvement over other varieties released by Reeves in its tolerance to barley yellow dwarf (BYD) virus. This disease is caused by a virus transmitted by insects and is commonly called "red leaf."
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Hall, Robert G.; Reeves, Dale L.; and Bonneman, J.J., "For Yield Test Weight Disease Resistance: Settler Oat" (1990). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 763.