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Old 08-10-2010, 09:55 AM
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Default Fall Plot info

Hi guys i'm putting in a fall plot of oats very soon. I'm Spraying this weekend and next weekend i'm going to turn soil and plant if the weather starts to change, I need some rain i hate to plant when it's this dry.
What i was wondering is whats your thoughts on the Buck Forage Oats V.S the Trophy Oats? anybody ever use them and have any preference?

Any input is great
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:36 PM
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Any oats should work well. I would get less expensive oats from a local ag supplier. I am a fan of peas/oats mix, and that should be available if you are in dairy country.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:16 AM
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Cant say about Trophy oats, I have never planted them before. I do plant Buck Forage oats every year and have for several years. They always produce well for me. I use to plant Bobs oats and feed oats, but when a hard freeze came they would turn yellow and the deer would quit feeding on them. I'm not a big fan of the market type plot products, I use winter rye and Landino, Red, or Arrowleaf clovers in my plots, they are much cheaper and produce well. I do like the Buckforage oats. Your from Jefferson county OH, I have hunted there many times in the past, not gonna make it this year, but will be there next for sure. Ya'll have some very nice deer up there.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:11 AM
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I've planted the buck forage oats for 3 years and they have done great every year. Last year we didn't get rain until 2 weeks after I planted and they still came up real good. Unfortunately Gander Mountain doesn't sell them anymore so I had to switch to a feed oat so we'll see how those compare.
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