Harvest has lasted longer than we expected here with under 20% of our harvest left to go. I hope you are making progress with this difficult fall.
We still have about 400 ac of fall crops to seed and I often get questions from customers on how late can they seed? The recommended deadlines are Sept 20th for the central and north and September 30th for the South. If you seed later your crop will have slightly more risk for winter kill and be delayed slightly next season. If you chose to seed later you can increase your chances of a good crop by increasing seeding rates and or use seed treatments. All Winter crop needs to vernalize to produce heads next season is for the seed to swell.
Our hybrid fall rye & winter barley forage and grain yield trials have been compiled and we are happy to share the results below!
We seeded 3 hybrid fall rye & 2 winter barley varieties. Notes on the trials:
Forage Results For Hybrid Fall Rye & Winter Barley:
KWS Propower Hybrid Fall Forage Rye was the top yielding rye for forage and lower in moisture at silage timing compared to the others.
The KWS Higgins Winter Barley feed tests looked promising and yield looks strong. We are hoping to have the winter barley ready to sell pending some regulatory hoops to jump though. We have people putting their names on the list for next season already.
KWS Daniello Hybrid Fall Rye was the top variety although the plot yields did drop as it went East. Ergot risk was lowest in the KWS Daniello.
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KWS Propower - Hybrid Fall Rye for silage & feed
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