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Products Trial Data

Organic Oats

Oats are an annual cereal grain that can be used as a nurse crop to establish alfalfa, chopped for livestock feed, or raised for grain. Spring oats are planted very early in the spring, are tolerant to cold, fast establishing, and mature in the middle of the summer. We are a dedicated supporter of oat breeding at the University level and carry a diverse selection of oat varieties to suit any purpose.
Oats Agronomic Basics

Organic Cover Crop Oats

Economical Blend

  • Economical oat blend
  • Good organic option for chopping/baling and cover cropping

Organic Streaker Hulless Oats


  • Excellent test weight and very high grain yields for a hulless oat
  • Medium maturity (1-2 days later than Buff)
  • Taller plant type (compared to Buff)
  • Excellent disease resistance—resistant to stem rust and moderately resistant to crown rust
  • Hulless oats are a high-protein feed source for livestock (released by SD)

Organic Everleaf 126 Forage Oats (Out of Stock)

True Forage Type

  • True forage-type oat for exceptional yields and quality
  • Delayed heading over regular oats (7-10 days)
  • Leafy and soft stemmed
  • Medium-tall height; good standability
  • Not recommended as a nurse crop for alfalfa
  • Avoid droughty soils
  • Seed 3 bu/acre for maximum yields

Organic Shelby 427 Oats (Out of Stock)

Racehorse Yields


  • Excellent all-purpose oats for feed, milling, cut-forage or straw
  • Consistently heavy test weight grain, often meets milling requirements
  • Early maturity
  • Tall oats with average standability
  • Good disease resistance
  • White Seed (released by SDSU)

Organic Deon Oats (Out of Stock)

Full Season Yield Powerhouse

  • High-yielding oats with good test weight
  • Highest U of MN 3-year average yield
  • Late maturity, medium-tall height
  • Good standing
  • Good resistance to crown rust & smut
  • Not recommended for underseeding alfalfa, clover or forages
  • Medium-yellow seed (released by U of MN)

Organic Reins Oats (Out of Stock)

Best Oats for Underseeding

  • Excellent oats for underseeding with alfalfa, grasses or other perennial forage mixtures
  • Very strong yield potential
  • Direct replacement for Saber oats; consistently higher test weights vs. Saber
  • Shorter oats with good standability
  • Early maturiting
  • Released by U of IL

Organic Hayden Oats (Out of Stock)

High yielding leader

  • Peak yields and test weight
  • Medium maturity and medium height
  • Excellent quality grain with heavy test weight, often meets milling requirements
  • Good crown rust resistance
  • Excellent smut resistance
  • Good choice for underseeding
  • White seed (released by SDSU)

Organic Sumo Oats

High test weight

  • Released by SDSU specifically for Organic farmers
  • Excellent test weight -- good milling characteristics with high % of plump kernels
  • Very good crown rust resistance
  • Good standing, suited for underseeding
  • Average yields
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