Organic Cover Crop Brand Oats



  • Good option for chopping, baling or cover cropping
  • Fast establishing, produces abundant biomass, and competitive with weeds.
  • Fully compliant with applicable seed laws & PVP registration
  • Fibrous root system builds soil structure and captures excess nutrients.
  • Good scavengers of P & other soil nutrients
  • Easy to control and can fit into almost any rotation
  • Oats will winterkill
  • Variety Not Stated


Seeding Date:

Plant organic oat cover crop seed as early in the spring as possible. March through early may is best.  Later planting is possible as a cover crop, but will be susceptible to more leaf disease reduced growth. Can also fall plant (August to September) for productive growth.


Seed around 3 bushel per acre as a cover crop in pure stand. Can use a reduced rate when used in a mixture. ½” to ¾” deep.

$23.25 / 48lb Bag (1.5 bushels)


Oats are a vital part of our seed offerings, and we carry a wide selection of organic and conventional non-GMO varieties to meet any production need. Whether you aim to produce milling-quality oats, maximize bushels for animal feed, provide a nurse crop for alfalfa or forages, plant an economical cover crop, use spring oats for hay, produce straw, or meet a niche, food-grade market, we have the best adapted public spring oats for sale to meet your farm goals.

Organic Cover Crop Brand Oats
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Organic Cover Crop Brand Oats
Organic Viking 210 Brand BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass / Organic Blue River Grayhawk 6
Organic Viking 225 Brand BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass
Organic Japanese Millet25-3535-505-15145,000Late May-July½ - 1 inchYes
Organic Winter Rye50-100120-15025-7518,000Aug-Nov½ - ¾ inchNo
Organic Annual Ryegrass15-2025-304-5227,000Mar-May, Aug-Sept¼ - ½

Spring Oats

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.

Planting: Oats should be drilled 1-2 in. deep into a firm seedbed in early spring.

Planting Rate (straight for grain/forage): 80-110 lbs. (3 bu/A).

Planting Rate (with alfalfa): 40-50 lbs (1½ – 2 bu/A).