Historical Documents

 

Documents of historical interest to the oat community are listed below (organized by subject and date). Please let us know if you have any other documents to share.

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Meetings and Workshops

Report of Oat Enhancement Work Session, Madison, WI, October 16, 1987

 

Breeding and Germplasm

Salmon, S.C. and Parker, J.H. (1921) Kanota: An early oat for Kansas. Circular 91. Agric. Exp. Stn., Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan.

Derick, R.A. and Newman, L.H. (1931) Standard Descriptions of Registered Oat Varieties. Bull. No. 147. Dominion of Canada, Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Derick, R.A. (1937) Standard Descriptions of Registered Oat Varieties. Pub. No. 553, Bull. No. 147 (revised). Dominion of Canada, Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Derick, R.A. and Hamilton, D.G. (1948) Oats in Canada. Pub. No. 554. Canada Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Welsh, J.N. et al. (1953) Oat Varieties - Past and Present. Pub. No. 891. Canada Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Derick, R.A. (1953) Oats in Canada. Pub. No. 554 (revised). Canada Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Purdy, L.H., Loegering, W.Q., Konzak, C.F., Peterson, C.J., and Allan, R.E. (1968) A Proposed Standard Method for Illustrating Pedigrees of Small Grain Varieties. Crop Science, 8(4): 405-406. (Paywall)

Zadoks, J.C., Chang, T.T., and Konzak, C.F. (1974) A decimal code for the growth stages of cereals. Weed Research, 14: 415-421.

Baum, B.R., Rajhathy, T., Martens, J.W., and Thomas, H. (1975) Wild Oat Gene Pool: a collection maintained by the Canada Dept. Agriculture, Canada Avena (CAV), 2nd edition. Research Branch, Canada Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Coffman, F.A. (1977) Oat history, identification and classification. USDA-ARS Technical Bulletin No. 1516.

Baum, B.R. (1977) Oats: Wild and Cultivated. A Monograph of the Genus Avena L. (Poaceae). Monograph No. 14. Research Branch, Canada Dept. Agriculture, Ottawa.

Frégeau, J. (1988) Dormoat Physiology. Technical Bulletin 1988-7E. Plant Research Centre, Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa.

Guerin, P.M. (2007) Development of High-Vigour Oat Varieties in Australia. National Library of Australia.

 

Food and Feed

Burrows, V.D. et al. (1993) Production and Feeding of Naked Oat. Pub. No. 1888/E. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa.

 

Genetics

Simons, M.D., Zillinsky, F.J., and Jensen, N.F. (1966) A standardized system of nomenclature for genes governing characters of oats. USDA, ARS Bull. 34-85, 22 pp..

Simons, M.D., Martens, J.W., McKenzie, R.I.H., Nishiyama, I., Sadanaga, K., Sebesta, J., and Thomas, H. (1978) Oats: a standardized system of nomenclature for genes and chromosomes and catalog of genes governing characters. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. USDA Agric. Handb. 408.

 

Pathology

Murphy, H.C. (1935) Physiologic specialization in Puccinia coronata avenae. Bull. U.S. Dept. Agric. 433: 1-48. - N.B.: this document can be downloaded, but the first and last pages will be missing from the file. Images of those pages are here.

Bushnell W.R. and Roelfs A.P., eds. (1984) The Cereal Rusts: Vol. I - Origins, Specificity, Structure, and Physiology. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL.

Roelfs A.P. and Bushnell W.R., eds. (1985) The Cereal Rusts: Vol. II - Diseases, Distribution, Epidemiology, and Control. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL.