Role of Planting Date and Seeding Rate in Optimizing Winter Survival, Yield and Quality of Malting Barley

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Maninderpal Singh
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Although winter malting barley is of interest to Michigan farmers and maltsters, there are gaps in knowledge on agronomic management. The goal of this project is to evaluate the role of planting date and seeding rate in optimizing winter barley production. Variety Teepee was planted at five different dates (mid-Sept. to mid-Nov.) and five different seeding rates (0.8 to 2.4 m seeds/ac) at Mason, MI. Results showed that early planting (end Sept to early Oct) is critical in maximizing yield and malt quality. Relatively higher seeding rates (≥ 2.0 m/a) were required but did not change with delay in planting.

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