Adjust nitrogen supply to demand in order to avoid lodging.
Oats have a strong root system.
Beware of copper and manganese deficiencies.
Oats are a good preceding crop to other cereal crops.
Like rye, oat is often planted as the last crop in crop rotations. However, it is also a good preceding crop to wheat thanks to its ability to reduce the prevalence of certain plant diseases.
Due to the risk posed by nematodes, oats should be grown when there has been a break of at least four years between sowing. Further, no barley should be grown during this break either.
Seeds should be sown as early as possible. This facilitates good use of the winter moisture and good tillering.
It is seldom necessary to apply fungicides. Growth regulators reduce the risk of lodging at very high yield expectations.
Oat straw is easily digestible and used as fodder. Therefore, the straw is often removed from the fields.