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Seeding rates of small grains, like
triticale, are important to achieve
optimal plant stands, yields and yield
• Paul Mugge compared two seeding
rates of winter triticale.
Key Findings
• The two seeding rates resulted in
equivalent final plant populations and

October 20, 2016 


To read more about the research on diverse crop rotations, check out the University and Extension Research and Resources area on our Small Grains page.

April 7, 2016 


It’s just about time to plant oats, and for those of you who haven’t grown them in a long time, we have some advice based on recent research by PFI members Matt Liebman and David Weisberger. While these aren’t the only concerns, they are three of the most important things to consider at planting time.

March 2, 2016 


In a Nutshell
• Extending and diversifying a crop
rotation to include a small grain
presents farmers with the opportunity
to generate biological soil nitrogen
using forage legume (green manure)
cover crops seeded in the spring and
• Farmer-cooperator, Dick Sloan grew
corn following red clover that was
frost-seeded into a cereal rye seed crop
and also after a mix of forage legumes
and other species established midsummer
after the cereal rye seed crop
was harvested.
Key Findings
• In his second iteration of investigating
these cropping systems, Dick improved
his corn yields from the first time he
tried this system in 2014.
• In 2015, corn that followed red clover
out-yielded corn that followed the mix.
• Net returns were approximately $95
greater per acre when corn followed
red clover compared to the mix.

December 2, 2015 


Objective: Document all pertinent production and cost information with respect to growing a crop rotation consisting of corn-soybean-winter wheat + legume.

July 6, 2015 


Extending and diversifying a crop
rotation to include a small grain
presents farmers with the opportunity
to also include a forage legume that
could possibly reduce the need for
synthetic N fertilizer.
• Cooperator Tim Sieren grew corn in
rotation following cereal rye frostseeded
with red clover and corn in
rotation following cereal rye alone.
• Tim also applied a low and high N rate
to the corn following rye + red clover
and the corn following rye alone.
• Corn following rye and red clover
and receiving 100 lb N/ac yielded the
same as corn following rye alone that
received 143 and 190 lb N/ac.
• This was enough of a reduction in
applied N to significantly reduce the
amount of money Tim spent on N
fertilizer per bushel of corn produced.

December 5, 2014 


Gain a diverse view of the nuts and bolts of genetic selection and decision-making for corn and soybean seeds. Farmers and a seed production expert will cover genetically-modified, non-GMO, open-pollinated and organic seeds.

January 15, 2013