Albert Lea Seed

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 Medium Brand 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

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

Racehorse Yields


  • Consistent oats with highest test weight grain in trials
  • Early maturity
  • Tall oats with good standability
  • Good disease resistance
  • Excellent for feed, milling, cut forage or straw production
  • White Seed (released by SD)

Organic Deon Oats

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 Betagene Oats -NEW!

Specialty Milling Oats

  • Very high grain levels of beta-glucan (heart-healthy soluble fiber portion of the grain)
  • Very desirable to oat marketers
  • Consistent, excellent yield potential
  • Wide adaptability across growing zones
  • Good standability, equivalent to Saber
  • Medium-height, Medium-maturity
  • Very good crown rust resistance
  • Yellow Seed (Released by WI)

Organic Reins Oats -NEW! (Out of Stock)

Best Oats for Underseeding

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