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Black Oats

 Avena strigosa

  • Annual cereal

  • Suppress weeds - quick to grow out-competes weeds

  • Nurse crop or companion crop with legumes

  • Prevents erosion

  • Scavenges excess nutrients - excess N, P and K

  • Thinner Husk than White Oat

Oat grain

  • Black oats share the same attributes as white oats

  • The husk of the black oat is thinner than white and more easily digested by a horse 

  • Low digestible energy value and higher fibre content than other cereal grains