Oats are a unique crop. Many farmers think of oats as a poor-step child or necessary evil in getting good clover stands. Though oats may not be a high acre-value crop, they're of great importance in the rotation arrangements followed by most Iowa farmers.
Sherf, Arden; Sylwester, E. P.; and Dyas, E. S.
"Facts About Iowa's '53 Oat Plantings,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 8
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol8/iss7/8