By Chaunce Stanton, Marketing Manager With its proven winterhardiness, rapid establishment, disease resistance, and consistent and rapid pollination, hybrid winter rye varieties dominated cereal rye trials again in 2020. In six trials, representing a total of 18 locations from North Dakota to New York, KWS hybrid rye crushed open-pollinated cereal rye. In fact, the first-place […]
After our first two virtual conference sessions back in December, we’re gearing up for two new, free virtual conference sessions for farmers. Farm Forages Virtual Conference – February 3, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: bit.ly/34BVeRg) Small Grains Virtual Conference – February 4, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: […]
by Margaret Smith, PhD Agronomist Hybrid rye is our highest-yielding small grain, but it requires adequate fertility to reach its potential. Fertility, particularly nitrogen, management for hybrid winter rye differs somewhat from that for winter wheat and from that for open-pollinated rye planted for grain harvest. Hybrid winter rye in the last three years […]
Hybrid rye provides farmers an opportunity for a third crop in a corn-soybean rotation. Carefully bred for very high grain and biomass yields, excellent lodging resistance, and low ergot, hybrid rye is superior to “standard” open-pollinated winter rye varieties. In other words, hybrid winter rye is not your grandfather’s cereal rye. Interest in hybrid rye […]
Our catalog of fall-planted small grains will be hitting mailboxes in mid-July, but you can peruse the catalog online right now! It includes our 2021 lineup for winter rye, hybrid rye, winter barley, winter wheat, and winter triticale. View the catalog below, or you can download it as a PDF here, too.
Spring evaluation of your hybrid rye crop is critical to understand fertilization, yield potential, and replant options. Warming temperatures are triggering green up in the hybrid rye crop, but is your crop worth keeping? And will your crop need additional fertilizer? Hybrid rye is a vast improvement over the open-pollinated rye varieties often grown for […]