Oat – Rockford

Characteristics

Yield: High
Stem Rust: Susceptible
Crown Rust: Susceptible
Barley Yellow Dwarf: Moderately Tolerant
Straw Strength: Strong
Maturity: Late
Height: Tall
Test Weight: High

About Rockford Oat

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released Rockford oat seed variety in 2008 with seed production and distribution rights obtained by the NDCISA. This variety is protected under Plant Variety Protection Title V to help ensure genetic purity and must be sold as a class of certified seed. As a consistent, high yielding variety, Rockford has a good lodging resistance and high test weight that performs well under a variety of ND growing conditions. Rockford has a medium kernel weight, groat beta-glucan concentration, and grain protein. It also contains a medium groat percentage with a high groat oil concentration. This oat variety is susceptible to stem rust race NA67.

Rockford Strengths
• High Yield
• Strong Straw Strength
• High Test Weight

Agronomic Performance of Rockford Across ND, 2015-2017.

  JuryNewburgRockfordSouris
Eastern NDYield (bu/acre)128.9131.5133.3131.0
Test Weight (lbs/bu)39.138.740.638.7
Western NDYield (bu/acre)100.1101.8104.2104.1
Test Weight (lbs/bu)35.935.236.735.6

Data and information extracted from variety release documents, unpublished experimental data, and NDSU Extension Publication A1049-17.

Seed Dealers

CountyName, CityPhoneClass
BurleighKrueger, Walter, McKenzie701-391-0740O
PembinaLarson Farm (Michael J), Drayton701-520-1033C
PembinaWagner, William, Neche701-520-2513C
WalshBina, Cameron, Lankin701-593-6329C
WalshMatejcek, Kent & Kevin, Brocket701-259-2273C
WellsSchafer, Jeff, New Rockford701-947-2568C