November 16, 2017
Small Grains Variety Demonstration
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 on Craig Watson's ranch in Sherman, 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 the intersection of Highway 289 and Highway 56, proceed 1.6 miles east on Highway 56 to Case Road. Then proceed north on Case Road 0.3 miles to the intersection of Case Road and Elliott Road. Or from the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 56, proceed 3.3 miles west on Highway 56 to Case Road. Then proceed north on Case Road 0.3 miles to the intersection of Case Road and Elliott Road. The plots are on the north side of Elliott Road just east of the intersection. This is a no-till site.