Cereal Research Non-Profit Company,
GK-lringó is a new Hungarian oat
variety coming from the crossing of GK-3/Iris/GK-Pillangó. (GK-3:
an old Hungarian variety with strong stem and good standability; Iris:
a genotype with Mediterranean origin and not susceptible to virus diseases
and fungi; GK-Pillangó: a Hungarian oat variety produced on the
majority of the oat growing area in Hungary, with wide adaptability and
excellent drought tolerance.)
The main morphological attributes of GK-Iringó:
a medium tall oat variety with strong stem and vigorous tillering. Its
panicle has equilateral symmetry. It is a mid-ripening variety with yellow
The advantageous properties of GK-Iringó:
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Strong stem, high yield, outstanding adaptability.
Good field resistance to powdery mildew, smut
(Ustilago avenae) crown rust, and barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV).
As far as the nutritive value of the grain
is considered, it is rich in certain amino acids, soluble fiber and -glucan.
Its straw (stem and leaf) consists of fine
fibres, ages very late, therefore it can be used as green fodder.
Its grain yield can be utilized both as fodder
and food (its groat content is over 70%).
Owing to its disease resistance, it can be
grown as bioproduct, free from chemicals.