Early planted Oats and Rye?

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  1. loneranger

    loneranger Active Member

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    I planted the oats and rye back last of August. Not a lot of deer to munch it down so now is about ankle high. I am thinking of whipping it down so it will not get too high, coarse, and not attractive to deer later on. Is this a good idea? What height means deer don't like it? With over a month until November how mature can it get?
     
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  3. Sligh1

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    I would try and mow. Mow it to about 6”. Worth a shot for sure. Likely better than letting it get too tall and rank.
     
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    Thanks, NO Mow, But weed whip. With 90's expected for 6 days. a lot of growing season left!
     
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    I didn't plant mine overly early, but have had an unbelievable amount of rain. I'm thinking about possibly mowing them. I've never done this before. I'm kinda wondering if it's worth the effort.
     
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    Has anyone ever tried mowing it? How tall is too tall before the deer don't like it? Thanks in advance for replies.
     
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    I used to plant my cereal grains around Sept 1. I had this happen one year and the deer just didn't use the plots. For that reason I started waiting until mid september to plant my cereal grains. That way they are young and fresh come early october.
     

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