Avena sativa - Cover Crop
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Avena sativa - Cover Crop Oats


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Oats are an annual cover crop for medium-wet to dry soils. Use for spring or summer seedings. Do not use Oats with fall or dormant seedings; seeds and seedlings do not overwinter.
Use 10-32 lbs per acre (12,800 seeds per lb) if seeding with native seed May - mid-July, or 96 lbs per acre if seeding the cover crop alone in the summer.

* please note, for large orders of many lbs., we need to charge actual shipping costs rather than our $5 minimum. We will contact you with this shipping quote when we receive your order.

3 Questions asked on Avena sativa - Cover Crop






Q Baker • 07/04/2018 How tall will oats grow in Connecticut?
A Prairie Moon • 07/05/2018 It typically tops out at 2 feet in medium-moisture soil, and full to part sun, regardless of the growing zone.
Q Sara • 03/06/2019 Are these seeds suitable for human consumption ? thanks for your time!
A Prairie Moon • 03/06/2019 Thanks for writing, Sara. These non-native seed oats that we sell for cover crops come from agricultural seed and feed vendors and are not themselves processed for human consumption. We’re unable to verify the conditions under which the seeds were grown, harvested or processed. The oats from the plants these seed oats produce, though, should be suitable to eat.
Q Carol • 05/21/2019 I planted these oats as a cover crop in a new meadow planting while my native seedlings are getting established. Should I mow the oats and not let them go to seed as I don't want them to compete with the wildflowers?
A Prairie Moon • 05/21/2019 Hi Carol. Sure, you can mow the Oats down if you feel they inhibiting light from reaching the smaller native seedlings. But if the Oats are sparse, you can let them go. Oats are an annual so will not overwinter if they go to seed on the site.
*PLEASE NOTE: we are a mail order nursery and have no retail facilities, but you may pick up your order if prior arrangements are made. Pick up orders are subject to **MN Sales Tax.

Shipping & Handling Charges:
SEED:

$100.00 and under: $5.00
over $100.00: 5% of the total seed cost

* please note, for large cover crop seed orders of many lbs., we may need to charge actual shipping costs rather than our $5 minimum. We will contact you with this shipping quote when we receive your order.

**MN State Sales Tax of 7.375% is applied for orders shipping to Minnesota only. Shipping & Handling Charges are also subject to the sales tax.

Shipping Season:

SEED, TOOLS and BOOKS are sent year-round. Most orders ship within a day or two upon receipt.

Delivery:

We ship using USPS, UPS and Spee Dee.

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Seeds/Ounce
800
Germination Code
A
Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Catalog Number
AVECC