Oats Seed 6710. Open Pollinated. Annual.
A great nurse crop to control weeds. At the same time, it is not so aggressive that it out-competes the target plants. Excellent cold soil germination – can be sown in spring, late summer, or fall. Tolerant of most soils and low pH (4.5). Note that winter will kill both oat plants and oat seed, so there is no carryover from year to year. Sow as a nurse crop at 22 kg per hectare (20 lb per acre). Sow as a green manure at 900 g per 90 sq. m. (2 lb per 1000 sq. ft.).
How to Grow
Good seed-to-soil contact is required for any successful seeding. Begin with a finely prepared seedbed that is as free of weeds/debris as possible, then firm with a stiff rake or roller. Oats should be sown between 12-18 mm (1/2 – 3/4″) deep.