Avena sativa, Variety Not Stated

Oats, Variety Not Stated

Small bunch-type cereal grain for human and animal consumption; companion cover crop with a spring or fall seeding; matures quickly in hot weather and killed by freezing winter weather.

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General Product Information
  • Species:
    Oats, Variety Not Stated
  • Species Type:
    Naturalized
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  • Characteristics:
    Blooms two months after seeding.
  • Habitat:
    Tolerates a wide range of soil types, but prefers fertile open areas.
  • Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Bloom Period:
    Summer
  • Typical Height:
    4.0 ft
  • Minimum Root Depth:
    8 in
  • pH:
    5.3 – 8.5
Indicator Regions
  • Northcentral & Northeast:
    UPL
  • Midwest
    UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
    UPL
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
    UPL
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Tolerances
  • Shade:
    Full Sun
  • Drought:
    Low
  • Salt:
    Moderate
Seed Information
  • Approximate seeds per lb:
    19,000
  • Seeding rate per acre in a mix:
    Up to 90 lb as a grain crop; up to 30 lb as a cover crop with a perennial planting
  • Truax Seedbox:
    Fluffy
Included in mixes

$0.49/lb

Description

The perennial warm season grasses (which take 1-2 years to establish) are combined with cool season grain to provide immediate cover and act as a companion crop. The grain matures quickly during the cool wet season and goes dormant during a hot dry period, which allows the native grasses to develop into long-term grass cover. Seed from October-May in full sun and well-drained soils. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding philosophy and function of the mix will not.

Additional information

BloomPeriodSrchTrm

Spring, Summer/Fall

ColorSearchTerms

Yellow

FoliageColor
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LifeCycle

Perennial

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