World Crop Series

The Oat Crop

Production and Utilization

Editors: Welch, Robert (Ed.)

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Dr Samuel Johnson, that famous eighteenth century lexicographer, said of oats 'A grain which in England is generally given to horses but in Scotland supports the people'. And presumably it was a Scotsman who riposted 'But what people and what horses!' That exchange encapsulates much of the history and role of oats - a cereal, once important as human food in parts of northern Europe but latterly used mainly as animal feed, especially favoured for horses. Although no longer a major food anywhere, oats still have a special and favoured niche in the cuisine of people living in the cooler and wetter regions of some parts of northern Europe. However, there is currently a resurgence of interest in the crop, because there is now considerable scientific evidence to support the view of Scotsmen who never doubted its dietary value. This book - very much an international effort, carefully orchestrated by Robert Welch - traces the origin, history and scientific progress which forms a sound basis for any further crop improvement and for broadening the utilization and marketing of oat products. Should rational consider­ ations lead to an increase in the importance of this cereal, I, for one, would be glad since I believe the rural landscape is the poorer for the increased rarity of golden fields of rippling oats which I used to be involved in harvesting.

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It contains a wealth of information on all phases of oat research and utilization. - Trends in Food Science and Technology

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Oats and oat production in history and pre-history

    Moore-Colyer, Richard J.

    Pages 1-33

  • Agronomy of oats

    Forsberg, Robert A. (et al.)

    Pages 223-251

  • Oat milling, processing and storage

    Ganßmann, W. (et al.)

    Pages 369-408

  • Naked oats

    Valentine, John

    Pages 504-532

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Oat Crop
Book Subtitle
Production and Utilization
Editors
  • Robert Welch
Series Title
World Crop Series
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0015-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0015-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-37310-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4010-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 584
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