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Rapida… a new oat crop for California


C. A. Suneson
J. T. Feather

Authors Affiliations

Coit A. Suneson is Research Agronomist, Crops Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; James T. Feather is Assistant Specialist in Agronomy, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(3):2-2. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n03p2a. March 1967.

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Rapida, a new oat variety, features quicker development than any other normally winter-sown feed grain (barley, oats, wheat or rye). Considered more a “new crop” than a new variety, Rapida came from a double hybridization of a cultivated oat variety with the wild oat, Avena fatua L. In the Davis area, it has been planted July 1 and harvested (mature grain) early in September—suggesting the possibility of growing three successive crops in some parts of California.

Suneson C, Feather J. 1967. Rapida… a new oat crop for California. Hilgardia 21(3):2-2. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n03p2a
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