The desired grazing height of forage oats.
- Bruce Winter
- January 2014
- Bibliographic details:
- 6 pp, table of forage oat varieties available for commercial sale in Queensland and northern New South Wales in 2014
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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