These new oat varieties are more resistant to stem rust and crown rust than other Cherokee types. Bonkee yields averaged as well as Cherokee, and Neal produced the highest yields in 1961-62 Iowa oat variety trials.
Knott, Oliver A.; Frey, K. J.; and Browning, J. A.
"New Oat Varieties for 1964 - Bonkee and Neal,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
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