Thick roots that hold the soil and create mats of straw mulch.
Sow oats in spring for grain or as a nurse crop for clover and field peas. Sow in late summer as a cover crop to winter kill at about 15 degrees F. Great for late summer sowing between corn and beans! Seeding rate: 90 lbs/acre, 3-4 lbs/1000 sq ft.
Sow spring or late summer