Farm Progress Reports

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Oat Variety Trial


RFR A1585


Northern Research and Demonstration Farm


Crops and Soils


Oats are a major spring-sown, small grain crop in Iowa. Oats can be used for grain and straw production, as a companion crop to establish hay and pastures, or for early-season forage as hay or haylage. Because oats mature in late July to early August, it allows for cropping options for the remainder of the season, including establishment of a perennial forage or cover crop, and timely window for a mid-season animal manure application.





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