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#6446484 - 09/10/16 12:43 PM Are year-old seed oats still good?
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Found a full 50 lb bag of seed oats in the barn that I never got around to planting last Fall.

Would it be worth using them this year?

Thanks.
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#6446495 - 09/10/16 12:52 PM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Take about 15-20 seeds and put in layered damp paper towels. Keep it damp but not wet for a few days to allow the seeds to germinate. Count how many seeds germ out of the total you put in. That will give you and idea if the seeds are still good. The higher the percentage that sprout will show you how good and what rate you need to plant.
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#6446508 - 09/10/16 01:03 PM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Texas Dan]
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I'd just buy new and throw those in for good measure...What else would you do with them?
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#6446529 - 09/10/16 01:13 PM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Mix with a bag of new oats and expect about half of the old ones to grow.
Or throw a handful in a small pot and start watering today. Count your seeds before planting
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#6446911 - 09/10/16 07:49 PM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
I'd just buy new and throw those in for good measure...What else would you do with them?


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#6447142 - 09/10/16 11:45 PM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Originally Posted By: Western
I'd just buy new and throw those in for good measure...What else would you do with them?


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Thanks again for the feedback.
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#6447605 - 09/11/16 01:43 PM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Texas Dan]
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We've used old oats before, usually upped the rate 30-50%
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#6450043 - 09/13/16 08:58 AM Re: Are year-old seed oats still good? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Wrap in wet rag if they sprout in a week or so they good..or scratch out a square foot or 2 in garden and plant a half hand full they come up quick..

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