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: […]
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.
by Margaret Smith, PhD ∙ Agronomist We began receiving telephone calls about disease symptoms on oats around June 4. Terminal leaf tip and outer margins were browning. Entire fields showed a brownish cast across the top of the canopy. What was attacking these oats and what could be done about it? All plants, including oats, […]
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 […]
by Mac Ehrhardt • President, Co-Owner of Albert Lea Seed Albert Lea Seed is proud to announce that we are pledging $60,000 to support Dr. Kevin Smith’s Winter Barley project at the University of Minnesota. We believe that farmers throughout the Upper Midwest will benefit from the winter-hardy winter barley varieties he is breeding. Our […]
by Chaunce Stanton Marketing Manager Iowa State University and Practical Farmers of Iowa released the results of a three-location trial that included six varieties of cereal rye, two of which were hybrid rye varieties. Long story short: The two hybrid rye varieties were the top-yielding performers at all three locations with more yield, slightly […]