The milling oat varieties that we supply are chosen based on yield, disease and agronomics. All milling oats we supply are white hulled to meet both the milling and pony oat markets. These varieties are accepted and meet the millers’ requirements.
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Oat Seed FAQ
What is the seeding rate of oats?
18-25 plants per square ft is the recommended oat plant population to acquire the best crop yields.
Plants per square ft (range)
1000 Kernel weight (grams)
% of germination Minus 5 – 10%
lb per bushel
How deep do you seed oats?
The ideal seeding depth for oat seed is 1.5 inches deep.
How many pounds of oats to plant per acre?
Milling oats are typically seeded between 90-130 lb per acre when targeting 18-25 plants per square ft.
Forage oats are typically seeded between 60-130 lb per acre DEPENDING on the desired outcome and/or IF the crop is blended with other forage species.
Are oats easy to grow?
Yes, oats are generally not difficult to grow. Key things to consider when growing oats:
- Does your land have issues with high wild oat populations? If yes, then it is not a great location to grow milling oats.
- Does your farm have the necessary infrastructure to handle the volume of product? Oats are high volume crop.
- Do you have enough grain storage?
- Do you have hauling capacity?
How long does it take for oats to germinate?
It takes 7-14 days to germinate oat seed.
Are oats perennial or annual?
Oats are an annual crop.