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Food Plot Uses For Forage Oats
Forage Oats are an excellent
crop for most food plot sites to attract and hold wildlife. Oats also make excellent forage for
livestock. They are quick to establish, produce wide
leaves, till well and resist lodging when planted.
Oats are planted in early spring and when grazed or chopped
they will tend to re-grow sufficiently for an additional harvest or grazing. Normally, they can be
grazed or pastured five to seven weeks after planting date.
Late summer planting can provide some grazing during September and October. Oats
grow well during periods of cooler temperatures (60-75 degrees ideal), which may
tend to restrict the growth of
sorghum or sorghum-sudan grasses.
Planting Rates & Times For Food Plots With Forage Oats
Plant Oats at a rate of 60 to 80 lbs. per acre.
Plant in Oct. - Nov.
in Southern regions.
Feb. - May in the South, Mid-west and