Badger is an early maturing variety. Badger is a yellow oat that has a very good groat percentage, high grain yield, good grain quality and excellent test weight. Badger has good Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus resistance and very good crown rust resistance.
Productivity: Excellent growth during cool to 80 degrees. Oats are the most productive cool season annual.
Soil Adaptation: pH range 6.0-7.0. Avoid extremely well drained soils and poorly drained soils.
- Grain oats should be seeded early to avoid high heat during pollination and grain fill.
- Adequate seed bed preparation is important, as are seeding rate and fertility.
- Cut prior to boot stage for optimal quality. Quality will drop significantly with heading.
- Always test small grain forages for nitrate levels before feeding, especially when grown in high nitrogen regimes.