What oat adversities do you commonly encounter?

Is your field conditions perfect. What kinds of issues do you encounter?
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Speaking of oat adversaries:

In 1963, bird control in research plots was a special topic of the Oat Newsletter.  

You can read the articles here: http://wheat.pw.usda.gov/oatnews_pdfs/Vol_14_1963.pdf

On the modern research farm (especially in the middle of Ottawa) most of these control measures are not an option.  Instead, we hire a bunch of border collies that are trained to chase the birds!