摘要：為因應本土芻料需求成長及活化休耕地帶來的新契機，本計畫擬以單年生短期小穀類作物－-燕麥，進行新興牧草品種選育。本計畫自國外引進近兩百燕麥種原 ，並由 105 年度種子繁殖及初步觀察結果選出6個候選品系，於 106 年度於臺北、彰化、墾丁三地進行初級品系試驗並進行農藝性狀調查、化學成分及消化率分析。本年度預計於臺北、彰化、屏東及花蓮共四地點進行第二年度之田間試驗，持續收集芻料相關之性狀，以輔助選育適合本土栽植之燕麥品系並提供適宜之餵飼建議。
Abstract: Opportunities for local forage production are being emerged through
livestock producers` demand and the government-driven revitalization of
fallow land. The present project aims to provide new forage varieties for
local production based on oat, a small grain crop. In 2015, we have
introduced ca. 200 oat accessions and have selected six candidate varieties based on the results of seed multiplication and preliminary observations. In 2016, we planted the six selected varieties in Taipei, Changhua, and Pingtung for preliminary performance evaluation and have assessed agronomic traits, chamical composition, as well as in vitro digestibility. The objective of this year is to perform the second season trait evaluation in Taipei, Changhua, Pintung, and Hualien. We aim to continue the collection of forage-related data in order to provide guidance for selecting oat lines suitable for cultivation in Taiwan, as well as to provide guidance for appropriate feeding options.