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 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


  • 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 Shelby 427 Oats

Racehorse Yields


  • Superior-yielding 'Racehorse' variety with high test weight grain
  • 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 Deon Oats -NEW!

Full Season Yield Powerhouse

  • Highest-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 a good choice for underseeding
  • Medium-yellow seed (released by U of MN)

Organic Saber Oats -NEW!

Best Oats for Underseeding

  • Best oats for underseeding with alfalfa, clovers and grasses
  • A high-yielding cross of Tack & Spurs
  • Early maturity, shorter variety
  • Good lodging resistance
  • Good test weight
  • Yellow Seed (released by IL)
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