This webinar was recorded on January 27, 2015
As consumer interest in locally/regionally grown heritage and ancient wheat has grown, so too has the need for identification of high-performing varieties and management practices best suited to produce high-quality grain. Team members of the NIFA OREI-funded Value-added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems project will present information derived from three years of experimentation at multiple sites on varietal performance, including yield potential, standability, disease tolerance, and grain quality, and growing practices, including planting rate and nitrogen fertility application. Farmer experience with and recommendations on growing these crops will also be featured.
Steve Zwinger, North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center, is part of the agronomy team working with the project. Steve's research has focused on crop performance and management practices, along with varietal evaluation. He has conducted research with ancient over multiple years and environments, including University research plots and in certified organic farmers fields.
Michael Davis is an agronomist with the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station who has been conducting small grain trials on certified organic fields for the past 17 years.
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