The interest in growing cereal rye for grain to be sold as cover crop seed, or to other value-added markets (distillers and bakers), has increased considerably across the Northeast region. As a result, farmers and end-users are requesting yield and quality information on cereal rye varieties. In 2018, University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils (NWCS) Program conducted a harvest date trial to evaluate harvest date yield and quality of cereal rye. The overall goal of this project is to help in determining ideal harvest dates for winter rye in hopes of maximizing yields and quality. For the harvest date study, a newer variety known as Bono was used. This year, a preliminary experiment was conducted to establish baseline information on the impact of harvest date on yields and quality parameters.


Vermont, University of Vermont, rye, winter rye

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