HiFi Oat

 

 

Yield (Bu/A) of HiFi and selected oat varieties in five locations in North Dakota, 1999 - 2001

Variety

Fargo

Langdon

Dickinson

Williston

Minot

HiFi

147

129

127

124

128

AC Assiniboia

134

120

125

115

128

Ebeltoft

130

114

143

135

129

Jerry

131

87

114

117

131

Killdeer

139

109

131

137

140

 

HiFi was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2001.  HiFi was selected from a cross between ND90141 and ND900118. 

 

HiFi is a spring oat variety that is high yielding, disease resistant and possesses the unique grain quality of having high Beta-glucan concentration (about 30% greater than most released varieties) that may attract a premium oat market.  In statewide variety trials, HiFi yielded well relative to other entries especially in the eastern half of the state.  The test weight and groat percentage of HiFi are above average.  The whole oat protein concentration is relatively high.  HiFi is medium to late in maturity and has good lodging resistance relative to its height.  HiFi has improved resistance to crown rust compared to Ebeltoft and Killeer.

 

The name HiFi is intended to denote the high soluble fiber content of  grain it produces.  Plant Variety Protection with the Title V provision will be applied for.

 

Agronomic Characteristics of HiFi

Variety

Test Wt

(lbs/bu)

Groat

%

Maturity

Height

(in)

Crown Rust Resistance

Groat Protein

(%)

Lodging Resistance

HiFi

36.6

73

Med

42

R

18.7

Good

AC Assiniboia

36.2

76

Late

42

R

19.1

Good

Ebeltoft

35.3

73

Late

39

MR

-

Fair

Jerry

37.1

73

Early

43

MS

18.6

Good

Killdeer

35.5

73

Med

37

MR-MS

-

Very good