Originally Posted by Sivart
Dr. Deer sure praises the buck forage version.......
Dr Deer won't share ALL he knows about BFO on TV either....just what you the audience and you the gullible consumer SHOULD hear. Things like BFO planted in replicated test plots adjacent to thick cover and NO deer use fall/winter/spring!
Separating good marketing in a competitive industry from actual economics/usefullness to the plotter can be an elusive fine line! There are others besides Dr Deer playing this marketing game!
Especially when conditions are dry, look for a named oat (Bob, Jerry, Jim, Paul Ed, etc) with a certified seed tag and from the last production year. Get some of the seed out fromt eh bag fill spout and look at it. Are the kernals all plump and uniform in size with not off color(s)? If so buy it and plant it! In ideal planting/growing conditions, VNS or bin run oats are fine!
One thing you will find on this forum is 'average plotters/farmers' with honest opinions (but sometimes biased) and on-farm results, that in itself keeps most of the marketers only away!
Just remember as a US consumer you are free to make purchasing choices!