Oats

Oats

Oats are a very good forage for grazing, chopping, as well as hay.  Oats generally produce a very high quality feed product.  They are also a good fit for producing cover and biomass in the spring for cover crops, or as a nurse crop for alfalfa.

There are many spring varieties, and we have been working with some Walken oats for a winter oat.  We also handle SoilSaver black oats.  Black oats are a different species and have a more fibrous root mass and tiller more than white oats do.  Currently they are looked at more on the cover crop side, but may be a very good forage source as well.

Soil Saver Black Oats

Soil Saver Black Oats

Black Oat (Avena strigosa) is having a resurgence as a biomass producer for cover crops and as a forage for livestock.  Black oats tiller out more and have a very fibrous root mass similar to cereal rye. SoilSaver is a variety that we carry at the current time.  It is...

Spring Oats

Spring Oats

Oats are a very good forage for grazing, chopping, as well as hay.  Oats generally produce a very high quality feed product.  They are also a good fit for producing cover and biomass in the spring for cover crops, or as a nurse crop for alfalfa.  There are many spring...

Winter Oats

Winter Oats

We have grown Walken oats for several years as a "winter" variety of oat.  They have enough cold tolerance to make it through most of our winters, if not all.  Walken is an old variety, but it is filling a need till we find anything better.  They can produce a large...

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