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Oat and Cereal Rye Variety Trials in Southwest Iowa

Authors: Lydia English (Iowa State University) , Stefan Gailans (Practical Farmers of Iowa)

  • Oat and Cereal Rye Variety Trials in Southwest Iowa

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Oat and Cereal Rye Variety Trials in Southwest Iowa

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Abstract

Careful management and proper variety selection can make small grains profitable in crop rotations due to low input requirements and beneficial effects on succeeding crops. When grown as a cash crop, oats can be marketed for cover crop seed, grain, straw, forage, hay, or haylage. Their mid-summer harvest allows for a myriad of field management options for the remainder of the season, such as mid-season manure application or the establishment of a perennial forage crop. Practical Farmers of Iowa has been collaborating with Iowa State Research Farms to trial small grain varieties since 2015. This past year, oats were trialed at the Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farms. This was the first year oats were trialed in this location.

How to Cite:

English, L. & Gailans, S., (2021) “Oat and Cereal Rye Variety Trials in Southwest Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2020(1).

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Published on
04 Mar 2021