Planting and Growing Oats
Once the snow melts and the soil warms up enough to allow seeds to sprout, the farmer places seeds into the soil about 1 inch deep and deposits a specific amount of fertilizer along with the seed to help the crop grow.
Before being placed in the ground, the oat seeds may be coated with a seed treatment to protect them from pests like insects and diseases and to encourage sprouting. The oats will emerge from the soil about 10 days after being planted.
The farmer and an agronomist will help monitor the health of the oat crop. They will scout for weeds, diseases and insects that could damage the crop. Farmers can apply crop protection products to protect the oats.