Morton Oats

Variety Morton
Planting Rate 60 to 90 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 3 FT
Seed Count 14,400 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Avena sativa
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun


Morton Oats


Star Seed offers Morton oats with improved genetics which offers high yield potential, superior disease resistance and exceptional feed values.


Morton 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 can be exceptional 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 and can out yield standard oats substantially.



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