Standard Oats

CHARACTERISTICS
Variety Jerry, Morton, Ogle
Planting Rate 64 to 90 lbs acre
Plant Height 3' to 5'
Seed Count 15,000 Seed/lb
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Description

Oats are a cool season grass that is fast growing and productive when planted in either the spring and late summer or fall. Planting can occur from mid to late August through October in the fall, with growth at a peak in September. This makes mid to late August the ideal planting time for fall oats, but September or October planting can still provide light grazing, soil holding, and cover through the winter. Forage quality is very high with the lush green plants, but even mature or frozen oat forage, quality remains. Oats are most tolerate of all cereals on acid and/or water-logged soils. Spring plantings can occur in February through April and grain maturity would occur in late June. Forage quality and oat hay yield is maximized with harvest in the boot stage.

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