Express

Forage oat

  • 14% increased winter yield over Mammoth in multi-year analysis trials (2012−2017)
  • Late maturity
  • Early growth is quick and vigorous
  • High spring and overall dry matter yield
  • Excellent recovery from grazing
  • Finely tillered
  • Good BYDV tolerance 

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    Express is the latest high-performance forage oat variety ideal for farmers looking for more forage yield in grazing, or for hay / silage situations. Bred and developed by Heritage Seeds, Express is late maturing with excellent spring and overall yield performance. It benefits from excellent recovery after grazing compared to other similar varieties, plus excellent growth during winter when feed is most needed.

     

    Key Features

    • 14% increased winter yield over Mammoth in multi-year analysis trials (2012−2017)
    • Late maturity
    • Early growth is quick and vigorous • High spring and overall dry matter yield • Excellent recovery from grazing
    • Finely tillered
    • Good BYDV tolerance.


    Express can deliver farmers:
    • Higher levels of production particularly in spring and winter compared with older varieties, for more profitable meat production
    • Fast establishment = Fast to first graze
    • Retain fodder quality late in the season to keep stock going

     

    Performance

     

    Express was selected for its consistent high yields over 6 years of trials. In the trial results below, (6) denotes the number of trials the variety was included in the multi-site analysis).

     

     

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    PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS (PBR): This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.

    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.