Japanese oats (Avena strigosa) is a cereal crop which has excellent early vigour and flowers relatively early. This crop can produce high amounts of biomass in a relatively short period of time after drilling. 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 frost susceptible.
|Sowing rate||50-80 kg/ha|
|Season¹||Summer till mid autumn|
|Sowing depth||1-2 cm|
|Row distance||As with cereals|
|Fertilizer||50-60 kg N/ha|
¹ Based on moderate climate zone (North-West and Central Europa)