Cosaque Black Winter Oats have the forage yield potential of rye with the higher nutrient density, digestibility and palatability of more traditional oats. Cosaque Black Winter Oats is great for breaking up disease cycles and has also been shown to resist root knot nematode. Unlike common oats, black oats have excellent tillering potential. Works well for forage, cover crop or biomass. Cold tolerant. Can be used as a winter annual in the southern US or as an annual in early spring or late summer in the rest of the country. Planting in the fall provides a nurse crop, nutrient scavenger, forage and possible winter kill residue. Several consecutive nights in the teens will likely cause heavy winter kill damage.
Recommended seeding rate is 80-100 lbs. per acre for forage, 40-70 lbs. per acre for a monoculture cover crop. If using as a nurse crop, sow 1 to 1.5 bushels per acre. Ideal planting depth is 1/2 to 1-1/2″ deep with a drill.
Available in a 50 lb. bag.