Genie

Forage oat

  • Good seeding vigour and quick growth for early grazing
  • Produces large quantities of autumn and winter feed
  • Very late maturity remaining vegetative into late spring
  • Large broad leaves with an erect growth habit
  • Low growing point giving excellent recovery from grazing

 

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    Genie is a true forage oat variety bred in northern Australia for northern Australian farms. It has fast establishment, high forage production and late maturity. Over recent years Genie has become susceptible to both leaf and stem rust.

     

    Key Features

     

    • Good seeding vigour and quick growth for early grazing
    • Produces large quantities of autumn and winter feed
    • Very late maturity remaining vegetative into late spring
    • Large broad leaves with an erect growth habit
    • Low growing point giving excellent recovery from grazing

     

    Leaf & Stem Rust Resistance

    Genie is susceptible to both leaf and stem rust and growers are advised to apply the appropriate management plans to minimise damage caused by rust.

     

    High Forage Yield

    Genie has very high yield potential and has consistently produced greater than 9% more dry matter on average than all other commercial varieties in independent trials over 4 years at 2 sites.

     

    Average forage oat yields (t DM/ha) from DPI&F trials at Gatton and Kingsthorpe over 4 years

     

     

     

    Suitability

     

    Genie is suitable for grazing in both extensive and intensive situations in all areas of central and southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. Genie is also suitable for hay and silage production.

     

    Sowing Rate

     

     

    Forage Oats

    Forage oat varieties are broadly adapted and reliable and are the most widely used of the forage cereals. Easy to establish, they are the only true forage cereal that can be sown in late summer and early autumn, giving them the highest yield potential.