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Oats

They adapt well to the wet soils, and can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa when necessary.

Description

Oats are an excellent spring-planted forage crop. While oats tend to be very good quality, there is a large variation in quality from different varieties. We have tested oats extensively to ensure that the forage varieties we offer have good disease resistance, as well as excellent quality.

Management

Oats work the best in a balage/haylage management system; however they can work well in a strip grazing system. They adapt well to the wet soils, and can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa when necessary.

Establishment

Seeding rates are 2 to 3 bu per acre. Seed should be placed in a firm seedbed 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. In the case of a nurse crop, the rate should be reduced to 30 lbs per acre for grass and 50 lbs per acre for alfalfa.

Everleaf Oats
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Description:

  • Great yielder
  • Exceptional quality
  • A little slower to establish
Zones: 1,2,3,4
Oats & Pea Mix
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Description:

  • 50/50 mix of Jerry oats amd VNS Forage peas
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Forage Plus Oats
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Description:

  • Very aggressive
  • Great yielder
  • High feed value NDFD
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Milk Max
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Description:

  • 50/50 mix of forage plus oats and forage pea
  • Superb quality pea and oat mixture
  • Can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa or seeded alone
  • Total fiber levels are lower
  • Top quality forage
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5
Esker Oats
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Description:

  • The best for grains
  • Tremendous yielder
  • 20-30 bushels higher than Jerry
  • High test weight
Zones: 5,6
Tritilage Pro
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Description:

  • 50/50 mix of 2700 TriCal® and forage pea
  • A quick spring forage crop
  • Excellent as a nurse crop for alfalfa or seeded alone
  • Better quality forage
  • Total fiber levels are lower
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Jerry Oats
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Description:

  • A good all around oat
  • Forage or grain
  • Forage yield is much better than a common oat
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6