Hilgardia
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University of California
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Rapida… a new oat crop for California

Authors

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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Abstract

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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