Also known as
Hawer (Afr.), Oats cereal crop
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Oats are a tall growing cereal grain, whose seed is used to produce flour and rolled oats is one of the main ingredients in breakfast cereal. Oats have various uses, including culinary, medicinal, green manure, compost, and animal fodder. "Kompasberg" oats are high yielding and are not susceptible to most pests.
Common problems with Oats
Moderately susceptible to stem rust and moderately resistant to crown rust.
Oats Companion Plants
Strawberries, sweet peppers, eggplant, tomatoes
How to harvest Oats
Leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season, seeds ripen 6-8 months after planting.
How to propagate Oats
Sow seeds in Autumn, 2-5 cm deep, in rows 50-100 cm apart in dry areas and 30-50 cm apart in areas with regular rainfall or irrigation. Can also be grown as Summer crop and sow seeds in Spring.
Other uses of Oats
Culinary, medicinal, green manure, compost, animal fodder
The leaves and seeds are edible. The seed is used to produce flour and rolled oats are one of the main ingredients in breakfast cereal.