Oat Seed

Oat Seed

Oat Seed

Oat Seed Information

  • Planting Time: October 1 – November 1
  • Type: Grain
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Applications: Pasture, Hay, Silage
  • Germination Period: 2-3 weeks
  • Climate: Southern United States
  • Seed Rate – 60 – 90 lbs. per acre
  • Seed Depth – 1 – 1.5 inches

Oat Seed Use Map


A variety of Oat Seeds are available. Each can be used for pasture, hay and silage:

Florida 501

High quality grazing oat with wide leaves and good tillering. This variety matures early and is best adapted to the coastal plains. It is resistant to Victoria blight, moderately resistant to soil-borne mosaic and shows some tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus. If crown rust is absent, Florida 501 gives high yields of good quality yellow grain.

Horizon 270

Co-developed by the University of Florida and Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, this is a new winter oat variety with good potential for grain, forage, conservation tillage and wildlife purposes in the southern US states. It is short to medium height and has excellent grain yield, good straw strength and is resistant to crown and stem rust.

Horizon 474

Co-developed by the University of Florida and the University of Georgia, this winter oat variety has potential for both grain and forage production in the southeastern United States. It produces high yields of excellent test weight grain, is early maturing and has good crown rust resistance.

Coker 227

Produces an excellent fall and winter food source for deer and other wildlife. This seed is a high yielding, crown rust, mildew and mosaic resistant variety which is winter hardy and grows to medium height. It has a high test weight, good straw of medium height and resists lodging. Plant 64lbs. to 120 lbs. per acre drilled.

Care and Maintenance

  • Planting Conditions: Good Seed Bed
  • pH: 5.5-6.5
  • Recommended Fertilizer: OK with soil test
  • Grazing: Yes

Planting Instructions

  • 60 – 90 lbs. per acre (Florida 501, Horizon 270, Horizon 474)
  • 64 –120 lbs. per acre drilled (Coker 227)