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Other Organic Winter Grains

Organic Winter Rye*

Common Winter Rye

  • The most winter-hardy fall-planted grain
  • Can be grazed into the fall
  • Excellent competitor with weeds and produces lots of biomass for green manure
  • Will germinate down to 35°F and performs better on lower fertility soil than other winter grains
  • Excellent feed value as a forage
  • Yields 35-55 bu/acre as grain crop
  • Drill 50-100 lbs/acre; 1 in. deep

Organic NE426GT Winter Triticale

Excellent Grain Yields, Dual-Purpose

  • Excellent dual-purpose Winter Triticale that can be cut for forage or harvested for grain
  • High grain yields, low ergot
  • Medium maturity
  • Moderate straw strength
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Drill 100-120 lbs/acre, 1/2 to 1 in. deep

Organic Trical 815 Winter Triticale (Out of Stock)

Leafy Forage Type

  • High-quality forage variety with high leaf-to-stem ratio
  • Good resistance to lodging and winter survival
  • Intermediate height and maturity
  • Best choice for forage

Organic Winter Triticale*

Economical Forage Option

  • Combines high yield potential, grain quality, and disease resistance of wheat with the winter hardiness and low fertility requirements of rye
  • Economical choice for forage
  • Should be cut or chopped before it heads out for best forage quality
  • Triticale should be drilled ½-1½ in. deep
  • Seed at 100-120 lbs/acre for maximum forage yield

Organic Fridge Winter Triticale

Awnless Forage Variety

  • Tall winter triticale with excellent forage quality
  • Vigorous early growth and development
  • Strong straw strength
  • Dark green leafy foliage and reduced number/legnth of awns widens the harvest window
  • Excellent winter survival

Organic Thoroughbred Winter Barley (Out of Stock)

  • Excellent yielding 6-row winter barley
  • Released by Virginia Ag. Experiment Station
  • High test weight grain
  • Fair winter survival (compared to McGregor)
  • Winter Barley has difficulty surviving the winter in the Upper-Midwest; seed as early as possible in the fall
  • Winterkill is more likely in the absence of snow cover
  • Seed 100 lbs/acre for forage or grain

Organic Emmer Wheat -NEW!

Ancient Grain

  • Emmer is an ancient relative of wheat and was one of the grains first domesticated in the fertile crescent of the near east
  • Emmer is planted with the hull on in order to maximize the seedlings natural development
  • Emmer should not be planted on deep rich soil, as it will tend to grow tall and lodge before harvest is possible
  • Drill or broadcast 100 lbs/acre in the top 1 in. of soil early in the spring (when you would plant oats or peas)
  • Hulled Emmer is a big, rough seed and not all drills will plant it
  • Though some food processors accept hulled Emmer, do not plant Emmer unless you have lined up someone to de-hull it for you

Organic Aroostook Winter Rye -NEW! (Out of Stock)

Cover Cropping

  • Specially selected Winter Rye variety by the USDA in Beltsville, MD
  • Cover crop variety with good winterhardiness for Northern areas
  • Excellent for use as a cover crop after full season crops and for use in organic no-till rotations
  • Good spring recovery and early season vigor
  • Very tall variety, early maturity
  • Not available until Fall of 2016

Organic Wheeler Winter Rye -NEW!

True Forage Variety

  • Superior forage variety with leafy growth and good winter hardiness
  • Robust fall growth and later maturity, ideal for forage or cover cropping
  • Modest grain yields
  • Excellent biomass accumulation and feed value
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