Everleaf oats is a true forage oat with delayed heading (about 2 weeks later in Central Indiana). They are very bushy and leafier than Jerry and have a softer stem. Forage quality is extremely high. 24 hr NDFd test results were 75%. Protein was also slightly higher. Our samples on Everleaf Oats were the highest forage quality of all the small grains we have ever tested. The leaves may get to 1.25” wide. Not as disease resistant as Forage Plus.
- Great yielder
- Exceptional quality
- A little slower to establish
Everleaf Oats are an excellent spring-planted forage crop. We have tested Everleaf oats extensively to ensure that the forage varieties we offer have good disease resistance, as well as excellent quality.
Seeding rates are 2 to 3 bu per acre. Seed should be placed in a firm seedbed 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. In the case of a nurse crop, the rate should be reduced to 30 lbs per acre for grass and 50 lbs per acre for alfalfa.
Everleaf Oats work the best in a balage/haylage management system; however they can work well in a strip grazing system. They adapt well to the wet soils, and can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa when necessary.
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