Graza 80 is a later maturing forage oat variety with semi-erect growth habit which is highly suitable for grazing and silage. Graza 80 is late in maturity, has broad leaves which are more vigorous and produce excellent dry matter yields. Graza 80 provides higher yields of quality fodder throughout the critical autumn, winter and early spring periods.
- Name: Graza 80
- Category: Forage/Hay Oats
- Rainfall: 550mm +
- pH: 5.0 – 8
- Maturity: Late
- Soil Type: Heavy through to sandy loams
- Sowing Rate: 50-80kg/ha
- Pest Resistance: Monitor for all harmful pests during the season particularly at sowing
- PBR Graza 80 has been granted protection under PBR. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994.
- Provides high performance grazing through winter, spring and early summer
- Latest maturity in the Graza range
- Excellent recovery after grazing due to high vigour and low growing point
- High tillering capacity with broad leaves
- Produces maximum yields from highly palatable forage
- Suited to grazing hay or silage production
- Drought tolerance
One of the latest maturing forage oats on the market. Exceptional performer in all environments with brilliant rebound from grazing and cutting. With a prolonged maturity Graza 80 is versatile to be used in all markets from grazing through to hay and silage.
- Disease Resistance/Tolerance:
Graza 80 is intermediately resistant to leaf and stem rust. Graze often and lightly as this will not only control rust, but will help prolong the life of the oats and ensure high performance. Rust attacks older leaves and if detected, graze immediately, minimising the effect.
- Variety Management/Agronomy:
Forage yields and quality are improved where Graza 80 oats have had several light grazings, instead of fewer more severe defoliations. Avoid hard grazing as this can remove the growing points & delay regrowth. Avoid grazing before secondary roots are developed and after the oats are approx 50cm high. Where possible, only graze down to the lowest stem node – about 12 – 15cm above ground level.