Certified Buffalo Oat
The South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station is releasing a new white oat variety named SD Buffalo to Certified Seed growers in the spring of 2022. SD Buffalo is result from the cross SD081107//SD070394/SD060130 and tested as SD150012. It is two days earlier than Rushmore in maturity, similar in plant height with superior straw strength, but slightly lower in test weight. SD Buffalo ranked 2nd in yield in CPT trials compared to all varieties from 2018-2021. It is moderately resistant to crown rust and the BYD virus and has good milling characteristics.