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Small-Grain Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling in the Little Sioux Valley
Tuesday, July 27 | 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Host: Roger Wilcox
At this “Live From the Farm” event, Roger will discuss combine settings and the conditions he looks for to harvest cereal rye and oats. We will also look at post-harvest handling, such as seed cleaning and storage of small grains. Because the small-grain crops Roger raises are mostly sold as cover crop seed, he will discuss best practices for raising, harvesting and handling cover crop seed. If timing allows, we will view the cover crop drilling process.
- Small grain harvest
- Seed cleaning
- Cover crop seed
- Oats and cereal rye
Roger Wilcox operates Wilcox Farm with his brother, John, between Pierson and Correctionville, Iowa. Together, they raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oats and rye. Farming in the rolling hills of the Little Sioux River drainage area, they have been using no-till practices for many years. Roger sells Beck’s seed with Wolf Creek Seed and offers cover crop custom drilling, seed and advice through Old 20 Ag Supply.