1. Events

November 17, 2017

Small Grains Variety Demonstration


Direct, Texas


10 am

Registration Fee

There is no fee for this event.

Early fall-winter forage production is particularly valuable as it allows flexibility for earlier grazing or increased stockpiling. The goal of the Noble Research Institute's small grains breeding program is to develop cultivars with improved forage qualities, better fall production, improved ability to recover after grazing and better overall forage yields.

Attend this field day to see how well six small grains varieties, recently released by the Noble Research Institute, performed at Charlie Dejoux's ranch in Direct, Texas. Varieties demonstrated include NF101 wheat, NF201 triticale, Heavy Grazer II oat, Maton II rye, NF402 oat and Bates RS4 rye. Varieties were selected for increased early season forage yields.

This is one of four demonstration field days where you can see how well these small grains varieties grew under different conditions based on variables including rainfall and soil type. See noble.org/events for information on the other dates and farm locations. Note: Check the website for any information about event cancellations due to weather.

How to get to the site

From Paris, TX, go approximately 20 miles northwest to the intersection of Farm to Market 79 and Farm to Market 197 in Direct, Texas. Then, from the intersection of Farm to Market 79 and Farm to Market 197 in Direct, Texas, proceed 0.6 miles northwest on Farm to Market 79 to County Road 37400. Take County Road 37400 (gravel road) and follow it 2.5 miles north and east to the plots. This is a no-till site.

For additional information, contact Dillon Payne, Noble Research Institute demonstration coordinator, at dbpayne@noble.org or 580-465-1596.