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.

We usually have several varieties of oats on hand.  We will have forage types as well as those more suited for seed production, and usually a few varieties of the dual-purpose class.

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...

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...

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