Many producers are looking for ways to get more production out of their land base. Planting winter cereals as a forage crop following corn silage or soybeans harvest provides not only additional forage but also soil cover to help prevent erosion through the winter and early spring. Very little data exists to help guide producers trying to capitalize on this opportunity. This trial is designed to generate data to help producers choose the best winter cereal crop and accompanying management practices to produce a forage crop and still plant a field crop in the spring. Early harvest and minimal impact on the subsequent crop will be key factors in making this option viable.

Read the entire report here: Winter Cereal Forage Opportunities