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#6865195 - 08/22/17 01:53 PM Oats Shelf Life
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any of ya'll ever planted oats that you had left over from the year before? I had a bag of buck forage oats that i didn't use last year that i've kept dry and off the ground so i'm curious if the seeds should still be viable to plant this year??
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#6865217 - 08/22/17 02:11 PM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: Wreckem04]
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From reading I have done they are still good but you will/may/should experience about 25% less germination. Some say to combat it just up your seeding ratio. For food plots I think you will be fine.
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#6865990 - 08/23/17 08:47 AM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
From reading I have done they are still good but you will/may/should experience about 25% less germination. Some say to combat it just up your seeding ratio. For food plots I think you will be fine.


Yep.
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#6866075 - 08/23/17 09:56 AM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: redchevy
From reading I have done they are still good but you will/may/should experience about 25% less germination. Some say to combat it just up your seeding ratio. For food plots I think you will be fine.


Yep.


What he said.
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#6866198 - 08/23/17 11:41 AM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
From reading I have done they are still good but you will/may/should experience about 25% less germination. Some say to combat it just up your seeding ratio. For food plots I think you will be fine.


I guess I could have given more of an answer. We used to plant year-old oats, and we always planted an extra bushel per acre (4 instead of 3). Never had a problem getting a good stand. Buck Forage Oats probably comes in a pretty decent bag, too-that will help protect the seed. We were planting bulk out of a bin.
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#6866202 - 08/23/17 11:45 AM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: Wreckem04]
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If the bugs or moisture didn't get in the seed, plant them and watch them grow
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#6866277 - 08/23/17 12:58 PM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: Wreckem04]
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thank ya boys
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#6870928 - 08/27/17 09:23 PM Re: Oats Shelf Life [Re: Wreckem04]
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Agree
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