Albert Lea Seed House Oat Production Guide - Page 21

This method also prevents the necessity of having the crop on the ground and in a heavy swath, subject to wet weather and soil conditions. Straight cutting works best if maturity in the field is even. Try to avoid cutting green spots in the field until those areas are fully mature; this will help reduce the amount of green kernels in the grain. Make sure to consult the specifications on green kernel allowance. The primary risks with doing a direct cut are the kernel shatter that may occur during harvest, straw breakage, and lodging. Safe Storage Recommendations All farmers stri