Performance of Small Grain Varieties in Kentucky

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Description

Small grain production is an important component of Kentucky's agricultural economy. New wheat, barley, and oat varieties are continually being developed by breeders. In order to maximize the profitability of small grain production, annual evaluation of varieties is needed to help farmers select varieties with superior agronomic performance. Grain yield and test weight, as well as straw and forage yield are directly related to crop income, but varietal traits, such as plant height, lodging potential, maturity, and disease resistance are also important management-related components of profitability. The UK Small Grain Variety Testing Program annually evaluates the agronomic performance, general adaptability and pest resistance of small grain varieties grown in Kentucky. S upport of the UK Small Grain Variety Testing program is essential for the programs long term sustainability, and ability to function and release a quality product annually to growers in a timely manner. Objectives: 1. To determine the agronomic performance, general adaptability, and disease reaction of wheat, barley, and oat varieties in Kentucky. 2. To disseminate results to growers, extension agents, and agri-industry via electronic and printed format.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/1312/31/14

Funding

  • Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association: $9,000.00

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