June 2015 The Brick Wall of 2015

Winter triticale has a major role in forage production across the whole Northeast and Canada.  There are some very promising new varieties coming that with normal rainfall will boost yields.  There are some new seed treatments that will control snow mold and may allow for a slightly reduced seeding rate due to the optimum fall growth.  And finally, in spite of the major loss of yield this year, forage harvested at flag leaf was very high quality and still the best forage we can grow in the area.

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