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Foxtail Millet As A Low Input Intermediate Crop

Looking for an alternate crop where water shortage is an issue, there are rotation time restrictions, or cash flow is a concern? You may want to consider foxtail millet. Foxtail millet is an annual fine stem grass that is also known as German or Italian millet. It is the second most planted millet of all [...]

2019-01-14T23:26:04+00:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Agronomic, Other Crops|

Triticale an Alternative Crop to Wheat and Rye

Triticale had a humble beginning in 1875 when hybrids of wheat and rye were made. Triticale takes its name from Triticum and Secale (Latin names for wheat and rye). As a hybrid, this grain gets the best from each of its parents. It has the hardiness of rye and will self-pollinate like wheat. Today, it [...]

2019-01-15T22:46:51+00:00September 15th, 2013|Categories: Agronomic, Growing Wheat, Integrated Pest Management, Other Crops|Tags: |

Nitrogen Levels Vital To Sugar Beet Production

Sugar’s rich history predates the Age of Discovery, but it was Napoleon Bonaparte who started the sugar beet business.  The British had blockades in place in the West Indies and Philippines during the war, so no cane sugar was getting to France.  Napoleon commissioned his scientists to find a suitable replacement for cane sugar to [...]

Demand for Guar Piques Grower Interest

What do shale oil, ice cream, and paper have in common? They all need guar, a member of the legume family. These products, plus many more, use ground up guar endosperm, better known as guar gum. In the past, guar has not been a crop with much publicity. As demand goes up, that is quickly [...]

2019-01-14T23:27:33+00:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Agronomic, Other Crops|