Ancient Grains

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Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.

They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. Beta-glucan fiber in oats is effective at reducing both total and LDL cholesterol levels

How to grow oats in Georgia


  • Lbs. Seed/Bu.: 32
  • Approx. Seeds/Oz.: 1,000-1,425
  • Seeding Rate: 60-75 lbs./A
  • Planting Date 1: LV — Sept. 25-Oct. 15; P — Oct. 7-Nov. 1; C — Nov. 7-Dec. 1
  • Approximate Harvest Dates: Late May to late June
  • Certified Seed Quality:
    • Min. Germ: 85%
    • Min. Purity: 99%
    • Max. Weed Seed: 10/lb.



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Grains produced in Georgia include corn, grain sorghum, pearl millet, wheat, oats, barley, and rye. Ancient grains and cereals include buckwheat, flax, amaranth and chia.