Dual Threat is a blend of two top performing varieties of oats developed for use as a spring hay or haylage crop. Dual Threat combines a true forage oat variety with a dual-purpose oat variety in a unique mixture for forage production. The Everleaf forage oats are very late maturing and have an extremely high leaf to stem ratio which increases dry matter yield of the blend. The Goliath oats are a tall variety that will produce grain quicker than the Everleafs and cure more easily for hay if that is the chosen harvest method. Combining the two varieties has proven to increase dry matter yields and forage quality over planting one variety alone, and the harvest versatility that is gained make this blend a popular option with livestock producers.
- Planting Time: Early Spring, Oats can tolerate any light frost that may occur after planting
- Drilled Seeding Rate: 80 lbs/acre
- Ideal Seeding Depth: 1.5-2”