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Did a quick check of my BFO plot and noted it has been hammered to the ground. This is the first time in three seasons (1st planting) I have seen this happen. Normally it is 4-6 inches tall by Novemeber. I am wondering what would cause the sudden surge in appetite for this plot?

Is it due to the colder than usual weather? I don't think the plant ever got over 3". Maybe slower growth rate this year? Did the deer become accustomed to eating the BFO in these plots so took advantage of them a bit earlier.

One thing I did learn is to put a small screen to see how much growth without grazing pressure.

Any thoughts? Strange fall temp wise.:confused:
 

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This is my first year planting plots and our 1/4 bfo plot was eaten to the dirt. We planted labor day and it was 6-8" tall at one point. They came in after the Ag crops were harvested in the local area and wiped us out in a few nights.
 

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BFO has another 2-3" of regrowth this week. Very impressed with oats so far. Hope you are experiencing the same.
 
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