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The oat industry in Western Australia has made phenomenal progress in recent years with the discovery of new markets, the release of several high yielding varieties and the development of agronomic guidelines through rigorous research programs. Oat production in Western Australia for the domestic and export market has significantly increased over the past few years. Oats are now regarded as one of the most profitable cropping enterprises. Oat production is mainly export orientated and thus has a substantial economic influence on the agricultural industry.
In Western Australia, oats are grown for grain, for both milling and feed, and for hay. As oats are versatile in their regeneration they also offer an opportunity for grazing before they are cut for hay or harvested for grain. Oats also play an integral role in farming systems due to this rotational benefits.
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Malik, R, Paynter, B, Webster, C, and McLarty, A. (2011), Growing oats in Western Australia for hay and grain. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4798.
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