Black Oats

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