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Avena fatua

Common Name(s): Wild oat
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 6 to 24 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -24° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: All; most textures
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Cool season forage and bunchgrass. Becoming a weed problem in USA.
Pythium, Phytothora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Poison - mammals, Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam., Genetic - high yields, Genetic - drought res., Animal Food - fodder, Genetic - disease res.
Subtropical, dessert and arid, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Northeastern tropical Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe
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