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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

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

Reviewed in 2018

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