Japanese oats

Japanese oats - Avena strigosa - Japanse haver - Rauhafer - Avoine rude
Sowing rate
75 kg/ha on heavy soils, 60 kg/ha on light soils
Summer till early autumn
Sowing depth
1,5-2,5 cm
Row distance
Like cereals

Japanese oats is a cereal crop which has a high early vigour and flowers relatively early. Drilled at the right rate, this crop can produce, in a relatively short period of time, high amounts of biomass.

Specific varieties are non-host to the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans. In general, the crop is a good host to Root knot nematode Meloidogyne chitwoodi. Japanese oats is highly frost susceptible.