Likewise, when should oats be planted?
The window for spring-planted oats is between Feb. 1 and March 10 with an optimal planting time during the last full week of February. “Oats should be drill-planted on a conventionally prepared seedbed at a seeding rate of 80 to 100 pounds of seed per acre,” Lee said. “Seeding depth can be as deep as 1.5 inches.
Consequently, can you plant oats in November?
We've also found that oats harvested 50 to 60 days after planting and while still in the boot stage of maturity may offer some regrowth that could be grazed. For a forage oat harvest beginning in November, grazing provides the most effective and affordable option.
The oats should be seeded in Wisconsin in early to mid-August, and grazing can be initiated during the last week of September and continue through late November. Oats can also be harvested as silage in early November for later use. The strategy allows production of an additional forage crop before winter.