Spring Oats
Spring Barley
Winter Rye

  Spring Oats
Spring varieties of oats should be seeded the last of March and during the month of April for best results. Oats are excellent as hay, silage or for grain, as well as a nurse crop for starting new stands of grasses and legumes. For grain, sow 3 bushels per acre. Silage and hay, sow 3 bushels per acre. For cover crop purposes, sow 3 bushel per acre.

Oats (spring) Seeding Rate
March 1 - May 1 (region specific)
Rate: 90-110lbs. per acre
pH level: 5.8-6.5
  • Ogle Oats
    Medium tall, medium maturity, high yielding variety with excellent straw strength. This variety is a widely adapted, medium maturing oat. Several days later, several inches taller and higher yielding than Lang. Excellent yields and outstanding resistance to barley yellow dwarf.
  • Noble Oats
    A medium season stiff straw variety developed in 1974 at Perdue. It is medium short, yielding brownish yellow grain. Consistently out yields Clintland and Clifford, having medium resistance to loose smut and barley yellow dwarf virus.
  • Hercules Oats
    Medium tall variety with excellent lodging resistance. Produces high test weight grain on medium maturing plants. Excellent straw strength.
  • Armor Oats
    It is stiff-strawed with excellent yield potential, exceeding Ogle, Porter and Noble by an average of 4%, 13%, 19%, respectively, in Ohio tests. Armor is a mid-season cultivar with medium height. It is resistant to BYDV but susceptible to crown rust. Released: Ohio, 1991.
  Spring Barley
Emergency crop to be combined for grain around mid-July. Provides about half the crop that winter barley will (no more than 40 bushel per acre). Sow 1 1/2 - 2 bushels per acre. Available varieties may vary. Spring Barley not recommended for grain.
  Trical Management Recommendations
  • Plant as early as practical fall or spring. Trical should be drille where possible.
  • Fertilizer split  application in fall; 30lbs. at planting and 50lbs. applied early spring, balancing the nutrients according to your soil test.
  • Harvesting for highest protein, cut at flat or boot stage. For maximum tonnage, cut at soft dough stage.
  • Proper pasture management will insure greatest yield and extra grazing season. A silage preservative is recommended for silage over 65% moisture.
  • Seed at the rate of 100lbs. per acre at a depth of 1.5" - 2" March - April / September - Novem
  Fall Trical Brand (Jenkins 102) and (2+2)
A cross between wheat and rye and has been available for many years - primarily as a grain crop. There was very little use for the grain, but the plant has hardy characteristics, and lends itself well to breeding; Trical being the result. It can be used for full season grazing, silage or hay. Trical can provide one heavy cut of silage, followed by a lighter cut for grazing in a few weeks. It can be harvested early enough for second crop when planted in the fall. You can expect about 1/4 more tonnage and about 1/3 higher protein than rye or wheat.

Spring-Cal (Grace Trical & Peas)
Many are familiar with the quality achieved when planting spring Trical with alfalfa - excellent yield, broad leaf weed control and improved quality of your first cutting, as well as a clean stand of alfalfa. To improve the quantity and quality of this forage, we are introducing Spring-Cal; Trical with the addition of Canadian field peas. Both are cool season crops. The leafy Trical complimented by the legume (peas) which grow faster than the Trical and supplement the nitrogen requirement of the Trical. Tonnage depends on weather, fertility and management, but you can expect yields from 2.5 - 4 tons of dry matter.
  Barley Seeding
2 weeks prior to first average frost date
Rate: 72-92lbs. per acre
pH Level: 6.0 - 6.5 (sensitive to low pH levels)

  • Nomini
    Va. Tech barley. The yield potential and disease resistance of Nomini is a major improvement in barley varieties. Two days earlier than Wysor, about same height and standability. One of the best performers in this year's performance trials was Nomini, which continues to demonstrate its tremendous yield potential. It produced the highest  yield of released varieties in 1995-1996 and over the two year average at all locations (115 bushels per acre). Nomini is early and has moderate test weight and good disease resistance.
  • Thoroughbred
  Winter Rye Seeding
2 weeks prior to four weeks after first killing frost.
Rate: 60-90lbs. per acre, 90-100lbs. for grazing.
pH Level: 5.8 - 6.2

Winter Rye Varieties
  • Winter Rye VNS (Variety not stated)
    For cover crop, silage, pasture or green chop.
  • Abruzzi Rye
    Used for cover, grazing and silage or hay. Fairly early maturing. For cover and grazing, seed at a heavier rate.
  • Wheeler Rye
    A leafy, vigorous growing rye used primarily for forage. About a week later in maturity than Abruzzi with excellent forage yields.

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