Oats

SF Colossus

forage oat

SF Colossus is a late flowering forage oat with suitability to grazing and high quality hay.

It has medium seed size enabling slightly lower seeding rate than larger seeded varieties, and a heavier seeding rate than Saia oats.

It has rapid establishment with wide leaves and tillers well. It is best suited to early grazing as this will encourage tillering and prevent lodging if locked up as a hay or grain crop.

SF Colossus is mid-late flowering and in local trials has shown to be about 3 weeks later flowering than Wintaroo and 4 weeks later than Swan oats. Its late maturity makes it ideally suited to cutting for hay or mixing with other species for specialist use.

Features Benefits
Rapid establishment Faster to first grazing with more winter feed
Medium seed size Slightly lower sowing rate
Mid-late maturity Maintains quality for conserved fodder

Australian Release

2011

Stock Suitability

Suited to all livestock classes

Sowing Rate

Autumn 75-80kg/ha

Winter 80-100kg/ha