Albert Lea Seed

Seed Index 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 Badger Oats (Out of Stock)

Early, Good Standing

  • Highest-yielding early variety in MN trials over the past 3 years
  • Excellent choice for underseeding alfalfa, clovers, or grasses
  • Very good test weight, good standability
  • Moderate disease resistance
  • Yellow seed (Released by WI)

Organic Medium Brand Oats*

Economical Blend

  • Economical, fast-growing & high-yielding oat blend
  • Good organic option for grain, chopping/baling and cover cropping
  • Medium maturity and medium height
  • Good standing

Organic Streaker Hulless Oats (Out of Stock)


  • 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

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
  • Keep seeding rates low if underseeding alfalfa
  • Avoid droughty soils
  • Yielded 2.49 tons/acre (dry matter) in replicated NDSU trials (2012)
  • Seed 3 bu/acre for maximum yields

Organic Shelby427 Oats (Out of Stock)

Racehorse Yields

  • Superior-yielding 'Racehorse' variety
  • 114.1 bu/acre in SDSU internal testing (24 location years from 2008-2010)
  • Outyields Reeves and stands better
  • Early maturity
  • Tall oats with excellent standability
  • Good disease resistance
  • Excellent for feed, milling, cut forage or straw production
  • White Seed (released by SD)

Organic Jerry Oats (Out of Stock)

Farm Proven

  • High-yielding oats with excellent test weight
  • Good benchmark variety with solid track record
  • Medium-tall plant, medium maturity
  • Good standing
  • Excellent oats for grain or forage
  • Moderately susceptible to leaf & stem rust
  • White Seed (Released by ND)
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