Spring Naked Oats Agronomy

Spring Naked Oats Agronomy



Geographical Area

Anywhere in England

Soil Types

Non droughty soils,
Avoid fields with high Wild Oat and Grassweed Burdens
As cereals, sow between 2.5 & 0.4cm

Seed Rate

80 – 100kg/ha 300 seeds/m2)

Sowing Date

Mid March to Mid April


P, K, Mg as per Spring Barley
Nitrogen 90 kg/ha (40 kg/ha at planting/50 kg/ha at tillering)

Trace Elements

Like normal Oats, very susceptible to Manganese deficiency so routine treatment

Crop Protection

Wide choice of cereal products
No in-crop control of Blackgrass or Wild Oats, but Oats naturally suppress Blackgrass
2 spray fungicide programmes (GS30 & GS59)
Moddus based PGR programme recommended


As other cereals, Oats are susceptible to Fusarium Mycotoxins
Spring varieties are less affected than Winter, and Naked Oats are the least affected


August in the South, September in the North

Spring Naked Oats

Drying & Storage

Dry immediately if necessary (max 1.5 m in depth if using a drying floor)
- Once dry, cool as soon as possible for stable storage

Crop Standards

Max 14% moisture, max 4% husked seed, 68 kg/hl specific weight, min 7% oil, max
2% admixture


4 – 5 t/ha


£200.00/tonne ex farm July
£180.00/tonne ex farm September +£2.00/tonne/month


Good quantity and quality (up to £125/ha value)

Technical Know-How

Spring Linseed Technical Know-how All growers and their agronomist are sent technical bulletins with more detailed agronomy information throughout the growing season.

Our technical team is always on hand to answer any queries.

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