Oats are good quality, spring-planted forages.
Oats are good quality, spring-planted forages. Our varieties are selected for good disease resistance and excellent quality.
Oats work best in a balage or haylage management system but can be used in a strip grazing system. They adapt well to wet soils and can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa when necessary.
Seeding rates are 2 to 3 bushels per acre at a depth of ½ to ¾ inches deep. When being used as a nurse crop, the rate should be reduced to 30 lbs per acre for grass and 50 lbs per acre for alfalfa.
- Advantage of yield of forage oats, higher protein levels of peas
- Harvest in 55-60 days
- Vigorous growth when fall planted
- Winter kills
- Good fibrous root system
- Inexpensive alternative
Forage Plus Oats
- High yielding forage
- High dry matter yield, acceptable forage quality, and relatively low crude protein percentage
- Excellent crown rust resistance
- Very aggressive
- Tall, late maturity oat that heads out six days earlier than ForagePlus
- One of the highest yielding forage oat lines in terms of dry biomass
- High forage quality
- Quick, balanced protein-rich spring or fall forage
- Great nurse crop for spring perennial seedings
- Recycles nutrients and fixes nitrogen in a cover crop situation
- Grass-legume soil builder