To be successful in dual-purpose systems, wheat varieties require traits that may be overlooked in grain-only systems. These traits include fall forage yield, date of first hollow stem, grazing recovery potential, resistance to viral diseases transmitted when the crop is planted early, no high-temperature germination sensitivity, long coleoptile, and a tolerance to low soil pH and aluminum toxicity. This publication , also on the the KSFGC Hay and Forage Resources page, evaluates fall forage yield, date of first hollow stem, plant height, grain yield, and test weight of varieties in a dual-purpose system versus a grain-only system.
KSU Dual-Purpose Wheat Variety Performance, 2022
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