Green: Deer utilization from early fall to late spring. Freeze damage is very unlikely. Plant September / October.
Yellow: Deer utilization from early fall to late fall. Some years oats may survive the winter and produce spring forage. Freeze damage will occur most years. Plant August / September.
- Disc or till ground to produce a soft seed bed.
- Broadcast seed or drill 100-120 pounds per acre. No till drilling is highly recommended.
- If broadcast, re-disc the plot with the disc blades 4 inches deep for best results. If drilled, consult drill maker setting and set seed 2 inches deep in the soil.
- Fertilize and lime according to soil test recommendations prior to planting. With no soil test, apply 200 pounds of 13-13-13 fertilizer as a pre-plant application or top dress after planting.