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    Any difference between feed oats and forage/seed oats?

    Also, any suggestions on where to buy winter wheat seed in Raleigh?

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    No. Supposedly seed that isn't certified (feed) has a slightly lower germination rate, but not by much. As long as it is this years seed.

    As far as the difference between high dollar forage oats and plain oats, I don't think there's a bit of difference at 6" tall when the deer are eating it. I've planted both, but use regular seed oats (Brooks, Rogers) now at $12-13/bag. If all I could find was feed oats, I'd plant those without question.
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    Feed oats aren't tested for germination. I think there's no difference between certified seed and forage oats except price and deer pic on the bag. If you plant any oats, they're going to come up.


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    I plant a mix of oats, wheat and rye as a pure stand, and as a nurse crop for brassicas and clovers. I buy from a mom and pop feed store where they can tell me if its this years seed or not. Never had an issue with germination, just need a little rain for them to put down roots. This year, I went out after the tropical storm here in New Hanover county and spread my seed, cultipacked, and got great germination without any rain afterwards.

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    We have planted feed wheat and it works good.
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    30 bucks for 50lb is steep but its all i could find a month ago. Planted this and crimson clover a week ago and got 4" of rain the last 3 days so its coming up aces.


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    Next year try and get Brooks Oats. 50 pounds for 14.50 at most farm seed / fertilizer stores
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    Quote Originally Posted by jug View Post
    Next year try and get Brooks Oats. 50 pounds for 14.50 at most farm seed / fertilizer stores

    yep.. I payed $13.50 at Crop Production last week...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLove1974 View Post
    30 bucks for 50lb is steep but its all i could find a month ago. Planted this and crimson clover a week ago and got 4" of rain the last 3 days so its coming up aces.

    could you take some up close pics of the clover showing your germination? Id like to see how it compares to my poor man plot in poor soil

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunthard2 View Post
    could you take some up close pics of the clover showing your germination? Id like to see how it compares to my poor man plot in poor soil
    Its coming up good. After the monsoon I will snap a pic. Looks like i had somw washout of the oats but the clover is coming in strong.


    This was the only bag of oats I could find in september at Southern States, since TSC likes to sell mostly ryegrass and clover mixtures.

    Next year I am ordering grain online off Amazon
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