An early-medium maturity, high yielding oat variety. This South Dakota bred oat is a medium-tall oat. For forage, it is best suited for late summer to fall seeding, as it gives fast fall forage growth but is also an excellent choice for a fast spring harvest.
Excellent growth during cool to 80 degrees. Oats are the most productive cool season annual.
pH range 6.0-7.0. Avoid extremely well dried soils and poorly drained soils.
- 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.