|Term||Explanation||Synonym / Example|
|Oats - Booting stage||
It refers to the 3-4 months of the growing stage of oats. The most appropriate time for sowing oats differs in the lower valleys and the higher alpine ranges.
In the lower valleys, oats are sown in December/ January and the booting stage is reached in the months of March and April. At this time no other fodder or grass is available except oats.
In the higher alpine regions, oats are planted in the months of April and May when the Yak herders migrate to the higher pastures.
In alpine area, the oat is cultivated in the month of April and May, when the yak herders migrate to their summer grazing area.
|Oats - Dough stage||Oats reach the Dough or seed production stage after 5-6 months of sowing. In the lower valleys, farmers produce their own oat seeds in addition to producing surplus seed for farmers in high altitude areas. After harvesting the seed, the straw is used for animal feed. Oat seed in the valleys is generally harvested in June.||
Oat seed in the valley is harvested in the month of June
|Oats - Milky stage||
It refers to the 4-5 months of oat growth. In the lower valleys, the milky stage is reached in the months of April and May.
In the higher alpine areas, oats reach their milky stage in the months of September and October. This is the time when farmers harvest oats for hay making.
In alpine area, oat reaches to its milky stage during the months of September and October. This is the time when farmers harvest oat for hay making.
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|Open Fleece||Open fleece in wool refers to fewer fibres per square inch, and is the opposite of dense fleece.|