Oat Cover Crop Plant

Oats are typically spring seeded between March and April for grain production or as a nurse crop for establishing forage legumes. Oats can also be sown in the late summer or fall for a cover crop or forage source. Spring oats are an ideal choice for first-time cover crop users due to their compatibility and ease of winter kill termination. Winter oats are another choice as a cover crop with live roots going further into the fall/winter for increasing soil microbial activity, but they may have to be terminated before planting a cash crop in more southern latitudes.

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Key Benefits

  • Great in Winter-Kill Mixes

  • Versatile

  • Mycorrhizal Fungi Host

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 30 – 60
Broadcast: 33 – 66
Aerial: 36 – 72
Seeding Depth½” – 1 ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature38° F
InterseedLate
Seeds/LB15,000 – 20,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
2,4-D 4S2,4-D1-2pt7Wait 30 days
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz2115-30% stand reduction observed
Armezon/Impact 2.8SCtopramezone0.75 fl oz1415-30% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-9015-30% stand reduction observed
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 12015-30% stand reduction observed
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Halex GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.)mesotrione3-6 fl oz10 – 50Sequential applications increase the potential for injury | 15-30% stand reduction observed
Capreno 3.45SCtembotrione + thiencarbazone3 fl oz1515-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SCisoxaflutole + thiencarbazone5.6 fl oz50-120
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinchmetolachlor1.67 pt15-50
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended | 15-30% stand reduction observed
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit)prosulfuron1 oz9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DFhalosulfuron⅔ oz9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStartflumetsulam1 oz14-12015-30% stand reduction observed
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart)clopyralid5 oz4015-30% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Anthem)pyroxasulfone2.5 oz20>30% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan)Sulfentrazone4 oz32-302<15% stand reduction observed
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Chlorimuron0.5-2 oz4015-30% stand reduction observed
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/CinchMetolachlor1.67 pt15-50<15% stand reduction observed
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic)Cloransulam0.3 to 0.6 oz8-33<15% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)Metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60<15% stand reduction observed
Pursuit 2S (Authority Assist, Optill, Zidua Pro)Imazethapyr4 fl oz60-90<15% stand reduction observed
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra)Fomesafen1.5 pt100<15% stand reduction observed
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Flumioxazin2.5 oz12-20<15% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Anthem)Pyroxasulfone2.5 oz2015-30% stand reduction observed

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 30 – 60
Broadcast: 33 – 66
Aerial: 36 – 72
Seeding Depth½” – 1 ½”
Min. Germ. F°38° F
InterseedLate
Seeds/LB15,000 – 20,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
2,4-D 4S2,4-D1-2pt7Wait 30 days
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz2115-30% stand reduction observed
Armezon/Impact 2.8SCtopramezone0.75 fl oz1415-30% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-9015-30% stand reduction observed
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 12015-30% stand reduction observed
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Halex GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.)mesotrione3-6 fl oz10 – 50Sequential applications increase the potential for injury | 15-30% stand reduction observed
Capreno 3.45SCtembotrione + thiencarbazone3 fl oz1515-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SCisoxaflutole + thiencarbazone5.6 fl oz50-120
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinchmetolachlor1.67 pt15-50
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended | 15-30% stand reduction observed
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit)prosulfuron1 oz9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DFhalosulfuron⅔ oz9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStartflumetsulam1 oz14-12015-30% stand reduction observed
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart)clopyralid5 oz4015-30% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Anthem)pyroxasulfone2.5 oz20>30% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan)Sulfentrazone4 oz32-302<15% stand reduction observed
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Chlorimuron0.5-2 oz4015-30% stand reduction observed
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/CinchMetolachlor1.67 pt15-50<15% stand reduction observed
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic)Cloransulam0.3 to 0.6 oz8-33<15% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)Metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60<15% stand reduction observed
Pursuit 2S (Authority Assist, Optill, Zidua Pro)Imazethapyr4 fl oz60-90<15% stand reduction observed
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra)Fomesafen1.5 pt100<15% stand reduction observed
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Flumioxazin2.5 oz12-20<15% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Anthem)Pyroxasulfone2.5 oz2015-30% stand reduction observed