Stem rust, crown rust, temperatures, moisture and- believe it or not- hurricanes, tornadoes and windstorms all combined forces to wreak havoc with Iowa's 1953 oat crop. Here is the story and a look ahead.
Frey, K. J.; Sherf, Arden; Murphy, H. C.; and Atkins, R. E.
"What Happened to our Oats in 1953?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol8/iss5/2