Spring Oats

Crop Type Seeds/Lb Minimum Germination Temperature
cool season grass 15,000 38F

Spring oats are a terrific plant that gets out of the ground quick which helps in knocking back weeds. They’re also a great option when wanting to graze in the summertime and contribute in the residue building process. Spring oats also have a dense, fibrous root system which helps in building soil structure. It needs to be noted that oats, like other small grains, can have issues with nitrates in drought situations.

Nitrogen scavenger Soil builder Prevent Erosion Weed Suppression Grazing Quick Growth Lasting Residue Make P and K Available Loosen Topsoil Suppress Disease Attract Beneficial Insects
4 4 4 5 5 5 3 3 4 3 1

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent