Rapida… a new oat crop for California
AuthorsC. A. Suneson
J. T. Feather
Authors AffiliationsCoit 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.
Hilgardia 21(3):2-2. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n03p2a. March 1967.
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.
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