Oat - Cultivation


Top Ten Oats Producers—2005
(million tonne)
Russia 5.1
Canada 3.3
United States 1.7
Poland 1.3
Finland 1.2
Australia 1.1
Germany 1.0
Belarus 0.8
China 0.8
Ukraine 0.8
World Total 24.6
Source: FAO
EU figures from 2007 include Poland, Finland and Germany.

Oats are grown in temperate regions. They have a lower summer heat requirement and greater tolerance of rain than other cereals, such as wheat, rye or barley, so are particularly important in areas with cool, wet summers, such as Northwest Europe; they are even being grown successfully in Iceland. Oats are an annual plant, and can be planted either in autumn (for late summer harvest) or in the spring (for early autumn harvest). Oats are grown in upper valleys of Himalayas like in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh from Mahabharat times. There it is known as Jau. The temperate climate of this region is not suitable for millet, rice or wheat.

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