Forage Oat Agronomy Guide

A guide on the recommended agronomy practices for growing oats for forage in Queensland.

Forage oats is the preferred winter forage crop for beef
and dairy cattle 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. Leaf rust is the most
serious disease of forage oats, reducing yield, quality
and palatability. 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