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 Forage Master III Wheat

Forage Master III Wheat is medium-tall wheat that is an excellent choice for grazing or greenchop.

Physical Characteristics: Medium-tall wheat with excellent leaves and standability. At boot stage Forage Master III is medium to dark green in color.

Growth Characteristics: Excellent early-season growth with vigorous regrowth.

Maturity: Late maturity
Disease Tolerance: Good resistance to leaf rust and stripe rust along with excellent resistance to stem rust and powdery mildew.

Insect Tolerance: No resistance to Hessian fly.

Drought Tolerance: Very Good.

Planting Requirements: Plant 1 to 2 inches deep after the Hessian fly-free date.

Seeding Requirements: Drill 90 to 110 lbs./acre or broadcast 110 to 130 lbs./acre.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements: Fertilize according to soil test, yield goal and intended crop use. In absence of soil test, apply 40-40-80 before seeding and 60 to 80 lbs. of nitrogen after spring growth starts.

Harvesting Tips: Graze in fall and winter or cut for hay or silage in the boot stage for maximum feed value.

Forage Master Plus Rye Grain
High yielding rye grain cross that is grazing tolerant. Very good hardiness with superior palatability.

Physical Characteristics: Heights to 4 feet. Deep green color with adequate fertilization.  Tremendous tillering potential for forage production. Good straw strength.

Growth Characteristics: Vigorous early growth that persists through mid-season grazing. Great for hay or green crop in the spring.

Maturity: May - June. Boot stage in April.

Disease Tolerance: Good.

Insect Tolerance: Good.

Drought Tolerance: Good.

Planting Requirements: Plant 1 to 2 inches deep.

Seeding Requirements: Sow 80 to 100 lbs./acre.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements: Soil test recommended. In the absence of a test, apply 40-60 lbs. of nitrogen at planting and 50-80 lbs. of nitrogen per acre at spring green up.
Harvesting Tips: Graze December through May to 6 inches of height.

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Forage Master Oats
Forage Master Oats are a superior forage yielding variety with better palatability than common oat varieties. Not recommended for grain production.

Physical Characteristics: Tall variety with very long, wide leaves of medium green color.

Growth Characteristics: Seedlings are upright. Plants stool strongly and resist lodging.

Maturity: Boot stage is in May.

Insect Tolerance: Insects are seldom a problem.

Seeding Requirements: Seed late February through mid-April. 35 to 45 lbs./acre drilled.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements: 100 lbs. nitrogen in split applications. 40 lbs. at planting and 60 lbs. at approximately 24 inches height.

Harvest Tips: Cut hay before the soft dough stage. Greenchop at the dough stage. For maximum feed value, harvest at the boot stage.

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