• Fast Facts

    Quick Growing.

    Winter Kills.

    Excellent companion in mixes.

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    Oats are a great cover crop for beginners. They help to mellow soils, boost beneficial biology, and break down quickly after winterkilling. Quick growth helps to outcompete weeds and also control erosion. A great option for beginning cover croppers!

    Type: Nutrient Scavenger (Grass)

    Seeding Rate:

    • Precision: 18
    • Drill: 25
    • Broadcast: 30

    Planting Depth:  1 in.

Benefits of Oats

Nitrogen Fixer: n/a
Nutrient Scavenger: Good
Soil Builder: Good
Compaction Relief

Topsoil: Good
Subsoil: Poor

Erosion Control: Excellent
Residue Decomposition: Moderate
Weed Suppression: Excellent
Grazing: Excellent
Forage Value: Good
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Fair


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