Otana Oats

  • Otana Oat
  • Scientific name: Avena sativa
  • Popular forage oat


Otana Oats (Avena sativa) are a very popular and widely used spring forage oat. Otana is a comparatively tall oat. It matures mid season and develops a plump, short, white kernel. Foliage is blue-green in color.

Otana has a good forage yield and test weight. It demonstrates satisfactory resistance to lodging under dryland conditions. Height may result in lodging when grown under irrigation and high fertilization.

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  • Otana Oats
  • Avena sativa

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