Florida 501 Oats Seed - Florida 501 Oats are a great source of fall and winter forage for cattle, horses, goats, sheep and food plots for deer. Oats are a nutritious and palatable forage used for cattle feed stock, hay production, horses and dairy milk production.
Florida 501 History:
Florida 501 was released in 1968 by the North Florida Experimental Station in Quincy. This oat variety matures early and is best adapted to the Coastal Plains. It is resistant to Victoria blight, moderately resistant to soil-borne mosaic and exhibits some tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus. Florida 501 is susceptible to leaf blotch and to prevalent races of crown rust and stem rust. In the absence of crown rust, Florida 501 gives high yields of good quality yellow grain. It is a good grazing oat with wide leaves and good tillering ability.
Oats planted for cattle forage are commonly planted with winter rye grain, winter rye grass and rape, turnip, radish or kale.
Food Plots for Deer
Oats planted in food plots for deer and other wildlife can be planted with winter legumes such as clover, winter peas and brassicas such as Radish, Rape, Turnip or Kale.
Florida 501 Oats are great for hay production and should be planted in the early fall for hay. When planting Oats for hay plant 100 lbs. of seed per acre. Fertilizing will depend on the soil nutrients but typical applications are 350-500 lbs. per acre. Oats can produce as many as 100 square bales per acre.
Florida 501 Oats are most successful when planted on well prepared soils with a pH of 5.5 or greater.
Seed Rate: 75-100 lbs. per acre
Seed Depth: 1/2 - 1 inch
Planting Time: Fall-Spring