We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring wheat . When we drilled it with our sabre tine the strip with the oats was definitely wetter but drillled ok the difference now in the spring wheat is like chalk and cheese . The plant numbers are roughly the same but where the oats were the wheat is really struggling, I know oats aren’t ideal in front of cereal crops but didn’t expect this much of a bad effect . Anyone know why .