Saaten Union has an excellent record in breeding and developing Spring Oats for the UK market, such as the popular variety, Canyon. A wide range of varieties are trialled at Saaten Union's Plant Breeding Station at Cowlinge in Suffolk to identify those best suited for the UK market.
Once seen as a poor relation to other cereals Oats are becoming an increasingly popular choice with farmers as a low input cereal. With Oats now widely acknowledge for their health benefits, the continued growing demand for the human consumption market has been a major factor in driving the growth in the crop. Including spring oats provides an autumn window for controlling weeds and using catch and cover crops to improve soil quality, whilst benefiting the overall rotation by acting as a take all break.