Avena fatua, Cereals, Yield losses
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WILD OATS tend to grow best on heavy, fertile land. They can be a particular problem in wheat crops where soils of this type predominate.
Trials have shown that wild oat competition is more important in a high yielding wheat crop than it is in a low yielding one. The extent of this competition is described in this article.
Paterson, J G.
"How important are wild oats?,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 10:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol10/iss4/5