Forage oat agronomy guide

Forage oats is the preferred winter forage crop in Queensland

Author/s:
Bruce Winter
Published:
January 2019
Bibliographic details:
7 pp

Summary

Forage oats is 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.

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