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Seeds forged for forage

Wherever and whenever you need a small grain forage, RAM Forage Oats were created just for that.

RAM Oats establish quickly so your pasture is ready for grazing, sooner. Plant as early as September or October for great, early fall forage.

Superior cold toleranance provides grains that go through the Winter and into late Spring. Extend the season even longer by planting Prine Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass, for cold-season forage that lasts till May.

RAM Forage Oats were bred at LSU and selected for their outstanding forage characteristics, including rust resistance. Yields of up to 12,000 lbs. of quality forage dry matter have been found in trials throughout the South.

Specifications

Seed Species: Oats

Coverage Area: 0.5 acre

Mature Height: 36 inches

Where to use:

Pastureland for Winter grazing.

When to use:

Plant late Summer and Fall

How to use:

  1. Take a soil sample
  2. Plant in prepared bed in early fall
    • Alone: plant at a rate of 100 lbs/acre
    • With 25 lbs Ryegrass: plant at a rate of 60 lbs/acre
  3. Adequate moisture is required for proper germination
  4. Apply nitrogen fertilizer as needed after emergence. If no soil test is available, apply 300 lbs. of 13-13-13 or equivalent at planting and follow every 45 days with 150 lbs. of 34-0-0 or equivalent.

Advice

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