Lavish Forage Oats
Lavish Forage Oats

Lavish Forage Oats

Overview

Lavish forage oats is the latest release from UMS originating from an Australian research and development program. Lavish has been extensively evaluated in Australian field trials for a period of four years and has demonstrated outstanding performance when compared to current market-leading varieties.

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Scientific Name
Avena sativa

Sowing Rate: 30-60 kg/ha Marginal/Low Rainfall
80-120 kg/ha Irrigation/High Rainfall


Plant Characteristics

  • Semi-erect growth habit
  • Prolific tillering – a high proportion of thinner tillers allows rapid recovery after cutting or grazing
  • Strong initial growth and establishment reduces the time to first grazing
  • Outstanding total season dry matter (DM) yield when compared to current market leaders
  • Late maturity – similar to Taipan
  • Highly resistant to crown (leaf) rust

Lavish Tillering

Lavish’s fine tillers (top) allows superior recovery after cutting or grazing when compared to many varieties currently in the market. Shown is Lavish sown on 2 April 2018 at Leyburn QLD at a rate of 75kg/ha compared to Auswest’s Austin (bottom).

Where can I grow it?

Under the right conditions, Lavish forage oats will produce excellent results in all oat-growing regions of Australia under both dryland and irrigation situations. Lavish will tolerate most soil types.

Yield Potential

During 4 years of testing Lavish has demonstrated outstanding dry matter (DM) yield in both the initial growth stage (to first grazing) and then the regrowth stage following cutting or grazing. During trials, Lavish has often shown superior total DM yield when compared to varieties such as Comet, Wizard, Taipan and Drover.

Lavish Trial Data

Trial data compiled by Palafor Partners Pty Ltd at Lockyer QLD over 3 cuts in 2017 and 2018.

* Warlock data only available for 2018.

Warm Soil Emergence

An important trait of any good forage oat variety is its ability to germinate and establish when sown early into warm soil. International laboratory testing and Australian field tests conducted to assess warm soil emergence have shown Lavish germinates and establishes very well under these conditions.

Rust Resistance

Lavish has shown strong resistance to crown (leaf) rust in all the field trials and in multi-race glasshouse inoculation testing conducted by an independent institution in 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Lavish Tillering

Lavish shown here under pivot irrigation at Leyburn, QLD, grazed 8 weeks after sowing on 2 April 2018.

Sowing

Ideal sowing rate for:

  • Marginal/Low Rainfall: 30-60kg/ha
  • Irrigation/High Rainfall: 80-120kg/ha

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