Small Grains



Certified Rushmore

A medium maturity plant with good standability and medium-tall height.  With new genetics this variety will offer excellent yield and consistently heavy test weights making it a great option for seed, straw, or forage.

Cereal Grain Rye

Rye is the most winter-hardy of all cereal grains, tolerating temperatures as low as -30°F once it is well stablished. It can germinate and grow at temperatures as low as 33°F and withstand frought better than other cereal grains. Compared to other cereal grains, rye grows faster in the fall and produces more dry matter the following spring.


TriCal Gainer 154 Triticale

An early maturity winter triticale with excellent leaf to stem ratio. Good fall seedling vigor, exceptional winterhardiness, and excellent straw strength make this an excellent choice for forage production in a double crop system after corn silage, soybeans, or summer annuals.


Barley has greater forage nutritive value than oats, wheat or triticale and is more drought-tolerant than oats. Barley prefers cool, dry growing areas and has a very short growing period. With its upright posture and relatively open canopy barley makes a fine nurse crop for
establishing a forage or legume stand.



Although typically grown as a cash grain, winter wheat can provide a grazing option prior to spring tiller elongation. It’s less likely than barley or rye to become a weed ans is easier to kill. Wheat also is slower to mature than some cereals, so there is no rush to kill it early in spring.