Forage oat variety guide 2014

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The desired grazing height of forage oats.

Author/s:
Bruce Winter
Published:
January 2014
Bibliographic details:
6 pp, table of forage oat varieties available for commercial sale in Queensland and northern New South Wales in 2014

Summary

Forage oats are the main winter forage crop in Queensland due to its ability to produce good-quality feed when most pastures are dormant.

Many farmers rely on oats to fatten livestock during the period from autumn to early spring. The use of improved varieties and better management practices are the key factors to increasing the level of productivity of oat crops.

This guide discusses the recommended management practices for growing oats for forage, and strategies to minimise leaf rust infection. The current varieties of forage oats available for commercial sale in Queensland are described on the last page of this guide.

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Last updated 06 January 2014