Black Oats: Cosaque

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Grasses

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Black oat packs the forage yield potential of rye with the higher nutrient density, digestibility and palatability of more traditional…

Black oat packs the forage yield potential of rye with the higher nutrient density, digestibility and palatability of more traditional oats. Though the biomass matches tonnage of rye, the C:N ratio will tend to be a little lower in comparison. Oats is excellent at breaking disease cycles and also has been shown to resist root-knot nematode. Allelopathic chemicals from plant decomposition have a proven effect against broadleaf weed species. Black Oat makes an excellent crop for someone just getting started with covers because it can be easily terminated with an array of methods. Unlike common oats, black oat have excellent tillering potential to get the ground covered quicker. Black oat is less prone to insect problems than either wheat or barley and has been shown to greatly reduce take-all of wheat.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
N/A
Seeds/lb
22000
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Deep Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
10
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
3 - 5

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Very Good
Palatibility
Excellent
Hay Harvest
Excellent
Regrowth
Good
Deep Compaction
Fair
Surface Compaction
Very Good
Weed Suppression
Excellent
Crimp Kill
Moderate

Planting

Plant Depth
1/2 - 1 1/2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
38
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
80-100
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
100-120

Tolerance

Heat
Fair
Drought
Fair
Shade
Good
Wet Soil
Fair
Low Fertility
Good
Low pH Soil
Very Good
High pH Salinty
Fair
High pH Calcareous
Fair