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 forage-oat-agronomy-guide