I had the chance to visit the University of Georgia test plots at Bledsoe Farm just outside of Griffin GA this week. The test plots were composed of a variety of wheat, oats, and triticale varieties to see how they did under different planting dates, densities, and cuttings. Many of the plots looked quite good in spite of the March freezes that covered a lot of middle Georgia. A few of the oat plots were just starting to head. Because of that, I enjoyed reading Rome Ethredge’s article in Southeast Farm Press on the current status of oats in our region. In our trip to the test plots, it was clear that black oats planted in the fall did not survive the cold December conditions, but most other varieties of small grains looked good.