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Old 09-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #1
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What is the difference between Harrison, Coronado, Coker and Bob oats? In terms of planting a winter plot

I normally drill feed oats since they are cheaper
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:38 AM   #3
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Bump because I'm interested in some educated responses on this topic as well.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:18 AM   #4
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I have planted both but the seed oats have always grown better for me, I think it is worth the extra cost considering all that goes into planting them. I bought seed oats for 19.50 per bag Monday, good luck.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:23 AM   #5
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We always plant Bob oats....and have pretty good luck. I believe that is what is in Buck Forage oats.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:33 AM   #6
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I plant bob oats. feed oats usually don't germinate as well as seed oats. Take a small sample and put them in a folded wet paper towel. Leave them a couple of days and you can see how many sprout. I've had some where the majority did not sprout.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:35 AM   #7
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We always plant Bob oats....and have pretty good luck. I believe that is what is in Buck Forage oats.
I did not know this!

I drilled feed oats last year and and I think I had a good turnout on them
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Buck forage is its own variety of oats I believe.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:37 AM   #9
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Buck forage is its own variety of oats I believe.
I was under this assumption as well. Just not gonna spend $35-40 a bag
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:58 AM   #10
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Back in the day i just sowed my wild oats
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:13 AM   #11
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We always plant Bob oats....and have pretty good luck. I believe that is what is in Buck Forage oats.
I'm very intrigued by this statement... please, tell us more about bob oats and buck forage oats
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:43 AM   #12
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I've always bought majority racehorse oats and have overall good luck with them. Sometimes I get some buck forage and mix to ensure a good plot.

If some of the racehorse don't come up it's usually okay because I can double the amount for less money and still get a nice plot. I did have one year several years back where racehorse didn't come up and I had to redo all my plots with buck forage.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:07 AM   #13
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I've had best luck with bob oats. Feed oats will grow, but at lower germination rate. For what it cost to plant a field correct.... spend the extra $10

Buck forage is its own "magic" variety. It has the word buck in the title and promoted by dr deer. I've tested side by side twice with bob oats and the deer prefer the bob hands down... at 1/5 the cost

The buck forage WILL handle extreme cold better. Which USUALLY isn't an issue in Texas. If it is plant wheat mixed in to cover that base
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:15 AM   #14
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One thing you can do to make your oat fields better is to fertilize heavily. We apply 200lbs per acre of 30-10-10
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One thing you can do to make your oat fields better is to fertilize heavily. We apply 200lbs per acre of 30-10-10


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Old 09-15-2017, 09:33 AM   #16
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One thing you can do to make your oat fields better is to fertilize heavily. We apply 200lbs per acre of 30-10-10
How much does this normally run per bag?
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:40 AM   #17
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How much does this normally run per bag?
We buy it in the by the bulk at the feed store in Goldthwaite. I think last year it was $400 for a ton. We spread it in one of their fertilizer/seed buggy.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:23 AM   #18
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So 30-10-10 is the best fertilizer for a plot even though it will be clover, wheat, oats, and chicory?
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:24 AM   #19
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I am gonna plant Bob oats I think. $13.20 a bag thru a buddy. Can't complain with that
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:27 AM   #20
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So 30-10-10 is the best fertilizer for a plot even though it will be clover, wheat, oats, and chicory?
I would think that the specific blend would be more taylored for your area. In our part of Mills County the 30-10-10 blend works best. If you don't get a soil test I would ask your local feed & seed what blend the local farmers and ranchers use in your general area and go with what they use.
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