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Avena sativa
Synonyms: A. byzantia

Common Name(s): Winter oat
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Winter Annual
Growing Days: 240 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 10° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 8.5
Soil Texture/Type: Silt and clay loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Very bright
Winter annual. Not winter hardy in Illinois. Red varieties are less hardy. Many varieties with differing requirements are available.
Pythium, Phytothora, Cercospora, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Poison - mammals, Food - bev base, Food - starch, Animal Food - forage, Food - cereal, Animal Food - fodder
Tropical-rainy, temperate, dry climate, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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