Albert Lea Seed

Seed Index Trial Data


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

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)

Shelby427 Oats

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

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

Farm-Proven Variety

  • 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)

Everleaf 126 Forage Oats

True Forage-Type 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

Deon Oats

Full-season Oats, All-purpose

  • Consistent high yielding oats
  • State-wide yield winner in UMN variety trials from 2010-2012
  • Excellent disease resistance to crown rust, smut, and BYDV
  • Medium tall oats with good standability
  • Later maturity, later than Rockford
  • Good test weight
  • Yellow seed (released by UMN)
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