Mammoth is a new true forage oat with excellent establishment vigour. It was identified in 2007 from the Heritage Seeds' program that specifically targeted high forage yield and quality for southern Australia. In particular, the program looked at early establishment vigour and winter yield to select Mammoth. Mammoth has shown excellent autumn and winter performance, and good overall yield in multiple locations over a number of years.
Mammoth yield as a percentage (%) of trial mean
Mammoth oats are particularly suited as a winter crop in temperate pastoral zones where cool season performance under grazing is required. Mammoth may be sown from late summer to maximise feed on offer through autumn and winter.
Improved BYDV tolerance gives the producer confidence that yield losses due to early aphid infestations are mitigated to a large degree. Mammoth has been developed to offer speedy, high yielding forage and is very suitable for silage and hay production. Mammoth oats are a terrific option for over-sowing & direct drilling into under-performing pastures.