Albert Lea Seed

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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

Jim Oats* (Out of Stock)

Tall Oat for Grain or Forage

  • Excellent choice for baling or chopping
  • Good standing, Medium-tall height
  • Above average grain yields & good test weight
  • Good disease resistance
  • Yellow seed (Released by MN)

Medium Brand Oats*

Low Cost Oat Blend

  •  Economical high yielding oat blend
  • Good, cheap option for chopping, bailing or cover cropping
  • Medium maturity, Good standing
  • Medium height oats
  • Sold in bags or clean bulk (100 bu. minimum)

Badger Oats (Out of Stock)

High Early Yields

  • Early maturing, similar to Kame
  • Highest yielding early variety in MN trials over the past 3 years 
  • Similar in height to Kame but has much better straw strength
  • Very good test weight 
  • Good crown rust rating, Resistant to smut
  • Released by WI

Colt Oats

A Replacement for Reeves

  • 1-2 days earlier maturing than Reeves and Kame
  • Higher yield potential than Reeves
  • Heaviest test weight in SD tests
  • Medium-short with good lodging resistance
  • Released by SD

Souris Oats (Out of Stock)

High Yielding, Test Weight

  • High yielding, very good test weight
  • Medium-Tall, medium maturity
  • Very good lodging resistance
  • Does well under high fertility & moisture
  • White seed (released by ND)

Shelby427 Oats -New!

Racehorse Oats

  • Superior-yielding 'Racehorse' variety with high test weight
  • 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)

Saber Oats (Out of Stock)

Good Standing, High Test Weight

  • Very good yield potential on organic acres
  • Cross of Tack and Spurs
  • In top 3 highest-yielding oats at U of MN (3 year average)
  • Early maturity, shorter variety
  • Fair lodging resistance
  • Very good test weight
  • Average disease resistance
  • Yellow seed (Released by IL)

Jerry Oats (Out of Stock)

  • 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)

Morton Oats

  • Tall Oats will good straw strength
  • Late maturing variety
  • Large kernels with high test weight
  • Resistance to smut; good tolerance to leaf rust
  • Susceptible to crown rust
  • Released by USDA & NDSU (Ivory Seed)

Stallion Oats

  • Tall Oats with excellent yields and test weight
  • Taller than Jerry & Reeves
  • Late-maturing, later than Jerry
  • Watch standability on highly fertile fields
  • Similar disease resistance to Jerry
  • White Seed (released by SDSU)

Everleaf 126 Forage Oats

  • 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
  • Seed 3 bu/acre for maximum yields

Reeves Oats

  • Proven, on-farm track record for producing milling quality oats
  • Highest long-term test weight average in both MN and IA
  • Medium maturity, tall oat with poor resistance to lodging
  • Not a good choice for highly fertile fields
  • Good overall disease resistance; ivory seed (released by SD)