Morton

Morton oats was developed by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) in cooperation with USDA and released in June 2001. The line was tested as ND941119 and resulted from the cross ND880922/IAB605X. Morton is medium-late in maturity being similar to Troy and two days later than Jerry. The variety has high test weight with groat percent slightly higher than Jerry. Kernels are uniform
and large in size with white hulls. Protein percent is similar to Jerry. Morton is a tall oat with good straw strength. The variety is resistant to smut. Morton is moderately resistant to stem rust, crown rust and is moderately susceptible to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYD). Morton is protected under the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Act (PVP-94).

 

 

  • Origin
    ND
  • Year Released
    2001
  • Leaf Rust
    Mod-Sus.
  • Stem Rust
    Mod-Resis.
  • Stripe Rust
    Mod-Resis.-Mos-Sus.
  • Relative Maturity
    7
  • Straw Strength
    Very Good
  • Relative Plant Height
    Tall
  • Protein
    Medium
  • Grain Color
    White
  • PVP+
    No