Black Oats (Cosaque)

Black Oats (Cosaque)

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Seeding Rate: 80-100 lbs/acre

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Black oat packs the forage yield potential of rye with the higher nutrient density, digestibility and palatability of more traditional oats. Though the biomass matches tonnage of rye, the C:N ratio will tend to be a little lower in comparison. Oats is excellent at breaking disease cycles and also has been shown to resist root-knot nematode. Allelopathic chemicals from plant decomposition have a proven effect against broadleaf weed species. Black Oat makes an excellent crop for someone just getting started with covers because it can be easily terminated with an array of methods. Unlike common oats, black oat have excellent tillering potential to get the ground covered quicker. Black oat is less prone to insect problems than either wheat or barley and has been shown to greatly reduce take-all of wheat.

When is the right time to plant? Compare the germination temperature listed below to your soil temperature. Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

Basic Info
Maturity (Days) Seeds/lb C/N at Maturity Growth Habit Root Type/Depth Cold Kill (F) Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
Biennial 22000 High Upright Deep Fibrous 10 3 - 5
Use and Characteristics
N Fix Potential Lasting Residue Palatability Hay Harvest Regrowth Deep Compaction Surface Compaction Weed Suppression Crimp Kill
Very Good Excellent Excellent Good Fair Very Good Excellent Moderate
Plant Depth Min Germ Temp(F) Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre) Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre)
1/2 - 1 1/2" 38 80-100 100-120
Heat Drought Shade Wet Soil Low Fertility Low pH Soil High pH Salinity High pH Calcareous
Fair Fair Good Fair Good Very Good Fair Fair