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Principles of selecting small grain varieties

Selecting the best small grain variety for your farm or fields is a first, important step toward profitable production. A particular variety’s genetic makeup will dictate whether it’s suited for the region and production system it’s planted in and has the opportunity to reach its potential.

If a variety misaligns with the environment or production system, you’re unlikely to optimize grain yield and grain quality. Take the following considerations into account when selecting cultivars.

How to select varieties


Jochum Wiersma, Extension agronomist and Joel Ransom, Extension agronomist, North Dakota State University

Reviewed in 2018

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