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Massive Forage Oats (Avena sativa)

Massive is a modern forage-oat cultivar. Its enormous leaf is derived from a joint Australian/North American breeding program with the aim of providing good early feed but having the capacity to survive tough conditions.

Key Features

  • Very quick to first grazing, very late maturing
  • Good seedling vigour
  • Excellent growth during Autumn, Winter and Spring
  • High tolerance to grazing

Plant Characteristics

  • Large seed size
  • Enormous leaf size
  • Low growing point

Maturity

  • Massive is a very late-maturing oat variety.

Sowing Rate

  • Dryland/ Low Rainfall: 80-120 kg/ha
  • Irrigation/ High Rainfall: 100-150 kg/ha

Where can I grow it?

  • Can be sown in many different regions but is better suited to higher rainfall inland areas.
  • Suited to both dryland and irrigation conditions
  • Suited to most soil types
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