Small Grains

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USDA NASS to Collect 2021 Small Grain Production and Stocks Data

August 19, 2021
During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will be contacted by USDA NASS for a survey on the 2021 production and supply of small grains — including wheat, oats, barley and rye.

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USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

July 21, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Nebraska, to collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level.

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Small Grains, Fertilizing Hay Meadows and Selecting Summer Annual Grass

May 13, 2021
A review of strategies for harvesting small grains as hay or silage, plus fertilizing summer hay meadows for extra hay next winter and how to select the right summer annual grasses for your operation. 

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Figure 1: Stripe rust (Photo by Nathan Mueller)

Track Stripe and Leaf Rust in Winter Wheat Across Nebraska

April 29, 2021
Producers are encouraged to report wheat stripe and leaf rust sightings again this year to help Nebraska Extension continue monitoring movement of these crop diseases throughout the state.

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When preparing for a prescribed burn, remember that warm-season grasses are best burned from mid-April to early May. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Small Grains and Prescribed Burning

March 31, 2021
With the onset of April, Extension experts stress the need for preparing and finalizing your forage grazing and prescribed burning plans.

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P. Stephen Baenziger
Nebraska’s P. Stephen Baenziger has developed wheat varieties that are used on more than 50% of Nebraska’s wheat acres. Craig Chandler | University Communication

Baenziger Supports Growers through Small-Grains Program

December 17, 2020
Over the course of his 34-year career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, P. Stephen Baenziger has developed 61 new cultivars of wheat, barley and triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye.

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Harvesting Small Grain Cereals for Hay or Silage

May 12, 2017

The rye, triticale, and other small grains you planted last fall are starting to grow tall and should be harvested for hay or silage soon. While they may not be as good feed as corn silage or alfalfa hay, they can provide good feed when harvested and fed correctly.

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