Spring Oats: Hayden

CSGR022

Rapid growth aids in stabilizing disturbed or bare soil from environmental conditions. Oats can be easily chemically terminated and fall…

Rapid growth aids in stabilizing disturbed or bare soil from environmental conditions. Oats can be easily chemically terminated and fall plantings commonly winterkill. Residue from oats suppress winter annuals and protect the soil throughout the winter and will decompose rapidly in the spring. Allelopathic chemicals released by the decomposing residue suppress weed germination for a few weeks. Oats high quality forage is more palatable than rye or wheat. Also, oat is less prone to insect problems than either wheat or barley. Winter oats have been shown to greatly reduce take-all of wheat.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
90-110
Seeds/lb
15000
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Deep Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
20
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
2 - 5

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Good
Palatibility
Excellent
Hay Harvest
Excellent
Regrowth
Fair
Deep Compaction
Fair
Surface Compaction
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
Good
Low Fertility
Good
Low pH Soil
Good
High pH Salinty
Fair
High pH Calcareous
Fair